• Flu Prevention Tips

    Influenza, or “the flu,” is a highly contagious and is often confused with the common cold. Flu symptoms tend to develop quickly and are usually more severe than the typical sneezing and congestion associated with a cold. While the flu is common —it's still something you should take seriously. It can land you in the hospital and even lead to death. Older people and young children are more likely to experience severe cases, but it's not unheard of for a generally healthy twenty something to die from the flu. This is because the flu can lead to deadly complications, including pneumonia and...
  • From the Shop to the Stage

    Jamie Binegar, a former UPM employee, has made an extraordinary career and life change in the past couple months. She has left behind her Sales position at UPM Cincinnati to pursue her passion for music, a passion that started when she was young and only grew throughout her high school and college years. Jamie is now performing at The Music Man Singing Ice Cream Shoppe in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The Music Man mimics a vaudeville style Cabaret, incorporating Broadway music, audience participation, and family entertainment into one fantastic experience. Fortunately, Jamie kindly took time...
  • Preventing Heat Exhaustion

    Heat exhaustion is a condition whose symptoms may include heavy sweating and a rapid pulse, a result of your body overheating. It's one of three heat-related syndromes, with heat cramps being the mildest and heatstroke being the most severe. Causes of heat exhaustion include exposure to high temperatures, particularly when combined with high humidity, and strenuous physical activity. Without prompt treatment, heat exhaustion can progress to heatstroke, a life-threatening condition. Fortunately, heat exhaustion is preventable. Warning signs of heat exhaustion include: Headaches, dizziness,...
  • UPM’s Connecticut Branch Hosts Kids’ Day

    School’s out for the summer! Kids of all ages rejoice! For the children of United Performance Metals’ Connecticut employees, the summer holidays also provide a unique opportunity to spend time at their family’s workplace. For the 21 st year, UPM in South Windsor has opened its doors to their children for their own version of “Take Your Child to Work Day.” These VIP’s begin their day at UPM with breakfast followed by a complete facility tour. Along the way, employees explained their positions in the company and their primary responsibilities to the guests who ranged in age from 5-14 years old....
  • Pickleball Challenge Promotes Health & Wellness, Fun & Camaraderie

    On Saturday, May 19 th , several UPM employees from our Cincinnati corporate headquarters competed in the Pickleball Company Challenge , played in West Chester OH. The goal of the tournament was to promote health and wellness among local business staff. The event provided an opportunity for employees to get some exercise and build team spirit as they faced off with teams from other companies in the Cincinnati area. Participants from United Performance Metals included Marketing Coordinator, Jody Seither; Director of Organizational Development, Scott Fasse; Inside Sales Representative, Kaitlyn...
  • The Dangers of Fatigued Workers

    Feeling fatigued on the job might not seem like that big of a deal. But working when you’re drowsy can lead to safety incidents and injuries. For fatigued workers, the risks are a lot more significant than feeling a little tired on the job. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) only getting five hours of sleep each night can triple a worker’s risk for depression, slips, trips and falls, muscle strains, and dehydration. And if you’re in the transportation industry, fatigued driving can lead to devastating accidents. Watch for these signs in yourself and...
  • A Round of Golf for the Greater Good

    United Performance Metals enjoyed participating in a recent golf tournament at The Quarry Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas. UPM was honored to be a platinum sponsor for this charity event that was hosted by Senior Flexonics Pathway. Donations of more than $125,000 were collected to support several charitable organizations including the Comal County Habitat for Humanity , a non-profit housing organization which provides decent and affordable homes for individuals and families in need, Bras for a Cause which provides educational resources, mammograms and cervical screenings to low income or...
  • Flu Prevention

    Influenza, or “the flu,” is a highly contagious and is often confused with the common cold. Flu symptoms tend to develop quickly and are usually more severe than the typical sneezing and congestion associated with a cold. While the flu is common, it is still something you should take seriously. It can land you in the hospital and even lead to death. Older people and young children are more likely to experience severe cases, but it's not unheard of for a generally healthy twenty something to die from the flu. This is because the flu can lead to deadly complications, including pneumonia and...
  • Forklifts and Blind Spots

    When pedestrians and forklifts meet unexpectedly, it can have deadly consequences. Blind spots are one of the major causes for this unexpected meeting to take place. They include corners, doorways that open out to an aisle, and other areas with limited visibility for both pedestrians and forklift operators. It is imperative that forklift operators utilize their horn and take it slow when driving in these areas. It is also important that pedestrians are aware of the traffic in these areas and look before they leap. Each year there are fatalities caused by pedestrian forklift collisions. It is...
  • UPM Service Project Fights World Hunger

    “815 million people in the world don’t get the food they need to live a healthy life.” – 2017 Food and Agriculture Organization Stats Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable. Their mission is to create a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources to end world hunger by 2030. As part of our annual sales conference this January, 44 volunteers from United Performance Metals, TW Metals and O’Neal Industries came together to support the organization by packaging an inspiring total of 10...