• Bring Your Work Home…And Eat On It Every Night

    Ben Stansel, our Business Analyst here at United Performance Metals, recently moved from the suburbs of Loveland, Ohio to Northside, a Cincinnati neighborhood near the beautiful Spring Grove Cemetery. With this move, some construction and remodeling in his new residence was part of the plan. Ben had one project in mind that would end up utilizing his employment at a metals company to his advantage. Ben and his wife, Anne, purchased a cabinet with the detail and shape that would lend itself perfectly as a kitchen island in their new home. With that decision made, they were still in need of...
  • UPM Steps in for Santa

    During this magical season season, United Performance Metals employees are stepping in for Santa to brighten the holidays for 8 children currently under the the caring arms of Butler County Children's Services. Each year our own Tracy Graff coordinates this special project, and extends a huge THANK YOU to everyone on staff for bringing gifts. Tracy also has a blast wrapping all the presents! She plays out the scene in her head of each child openning a gift meant just for them on Christmas Day! We are so pleased to be a part of the holidays for these children each year.
  • UPM Celebrates Service of Two Long-Term Employees

    We would like to announce that Ralph J Zimmerman and Tony Barger will be retiring from UPM Hamilton on October 16th. United Performance Metals Thanks Long-Term Employees Ralph started his employment with us in 1994 and now has 21 years of service. He has worked in several areas throughout the plant, most recently in Receiving. Ralph is planning to spend more time with his wife, Donna, and family. He is also hoping to spend more time fishing and enjoying the outdoors. Tony has been with UPM for 14 years, during which time he has been a great asset to our Shipping area. Tony and his wife Patsy...
  • O'Neal Industries and McKesson Corporation Receive C. Everett Koop National Health Awards for Efforts to Improve Employee Health and Reduce Costs

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- About half of companies with 50 or more employees report that they have at least one health promotion program in place. For large companies, this jumps to over 90 percent. However, not all wellness programs can document health improvements for their employees and cost savings. To make sure that workplace health promotion programs apply evidence-based practices and significantly reduce expenditures, companies must adopt high-impact programs and periodically evaluate their results. To recognize organizations with outstanding health promotion...
  • Congratulations to the Scholarship Recipients of 2015!

    A few very talented young adults were selected to receive a scholarship on behalf of United Performance Metals to further their education. UPM is pleased to congratulate the following recipients: United Performance Metals' Scholarship Recipients Chris Ivers is a rising sophomore and business major at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, IL. Chris will also represent the Blue Jays on the football field this fall. Chris is pictured with his mother Marjorie Ivers of Vulcanium, Northbrook, IL. Chloe Paulsen will be an incoming freshman studying Sociology at Ohlone College in Freemont, CA. Chloe is...
  • We’re Proud to Announce Our Graduating Seniors for 2015!

    Shown first is UPM Vice President of Strategy and Marketing, Scott Fasse’s daughter, Samantha Fasse . Samantha graduated this year from Lakota West High School in West Chester, Ohio. Samantha is a member of the International Thespian’s Society and served on crew for many of Lakota West Theater’s productions. She has been involved with 1Mission to help families in South America her senior year. Samantha will be attending Northern Kentucky University in the fall for Graphic Design Communications. Shown second is UPM Marketing Communications Specialist, Kris White’s daughter, Maria White . Maria...
  • UPM Staffers Complete Leadership Hamilton Class 24

    The Leadership Hamilton Program is a nine-month course designed to ensure the continuing vitality of our community by identifying, educating, and motivating emerging leaders. This year, two United Performance Metals employees, Carol Thomas, Senior Account Manager and Josh David, Slitter Operator, enrolled in the course and graduated from the program in May. The Leadership Hamilton Program Participants of the Leadership Hamilton program explored such issues as: economic development, education, city government, criminal justice, health care and social services. During the full day of sessions,...
  • Building the Walls - Habitat for Humanity

    On Saturday, June 6, employees from UPM, friends and family members joined over 700 volunteers for “Build the Walls”. In partnership with Habitat for Humanity, volunteers met at Christ Church at Mason, in Warren County, Ohio to palletize walls for homes being constructed in the Price Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. Build the Walls with Habitat for Humanity Build the Walls is an annual event at Christ Church at Mason, constructing walls for 4-6 houses which are sent to either local communities or travel half-way across the country. UPM’s Scott Fasse and David Smith happily worked among...
  • UPM Joins Run for Kids’ Sake

    Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children realize their full potential and build their futures through one on one relationships. They nurture children and strengthen communities through the warmth and commitment of their volunteers and community support. Run for Girls' Sake On April 19, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butler County, Ohio held an event called Run for Kids’ Sake. This was a new event developed by BBBS to help raise awareness and funds. United Performance Metals was proud to take part as a sponsor for the event, and we put together a nice team of participants. Though the weather...
  • UPM Lives Happy!

    As part of LIVESMART, O’Neal Industries’ signature health and wellness program, United Performance Metals participated in LIVE HAPPY. This program focused on individual health and well-being through proven keys and actions to improve happiness every day. LIVE HAPPY Throughout the six week Happiness Challenge, participants were encouraged to take a happiness pledge and complete weekly reflections and daily actions to increase happiness. Many photo opportunities presented themselves! The program was completed with a multi-divisional video showing ONI affiliate employees dancing to a happy beat!...