• 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!...
  • From Midwest to Southwest – One UPM Employee Makes His Move

    Relocation happens. New job opportunities often move employees from one town to another. One member of the UPM sales team recently accepted an opportunity to relocate within our organization, departing from Cincinnati, Ohio, and settling in Houston, Texas. Ian Moore joined United Performance Metals in 2012. After learning the ropes and making significant contributions in the marketing, business development and sales departments, Ian settled into a successful role as an account manager for the coil group. His time was spent primarily in our corporate office located in Hamilton, Ohio but Ian was...
  • United Performance Metals Supports Pediatric Cancer Research

    It always feels good to give back. It’s also great fun to proudly wear a Cincinnati Bengal’s football jersey and support our local team. Following the efforts of a recent campaign led by a Bengal’s football player, United Performance Metals was able to accomplish both. Leah Still, the 4-year-old daughter of Cincinnati Bengal’s defensive tackle, Devon Still, is fighting her own battle against a stage four cancer diagnosis. The sale of Devon Still’s football jersey is raising both awareness and funds to support cancer research. In fact, all proceeds from the sale of the jersey will support the...
  • United Performance Metals Hosts Manufacturing Roundtable

    United Performance Metals was pleased to host the Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Manufacturer’s Roundtable at their Symmes Road facility on September 29. Guests met with Tom Kennard, President, Annette Tiesman, General Manager, and Scott Fasse, Vice President of Marketing to learn about United Performance Metals and the successes and challenges the company has experienced. They then toured the plant with Operations Manager, Roger Haire and had an opportunity to learn firsthand about the products and services the company provides. Chamber of Commerce Manufacturer's Roundtable Kenny Craig,...
  • United Performance Metals Awards Scholarships

    Each year United Performance Metals awards scholarships to bright, young students as they embark upon their college career. This year, scholarships were awarded to Jake Binegar, Brittany Rose Callahan, Alit Ponkaew, and Chris Ivers. Congratulations to the UPM Scholarship Recipients Pictured in the first photo is Jake Binegar, son of UPM Senior Account Manager Mike Binegar. Jake is attending Columbus State Community College and will be studying Fire Science in the hopes to one day become a fire fighter. Also pictured is Brittany Rose Callahan, the daughter of UPM CTL Operator Eric Callahan. She...
  • UPM Supports Our Troops

    UPM is proud to support our troops. One UPM family member is currently stationed in Afghanistan. Pictured below is Dana Green and her children Ruby and Tucker. Dana's mother is Dawn Clark, Senior Account Manager for United Performance Metals. Dana's husband John and his squadron are currently stationed in Afghanistan. They will soon be the recipients of a variety of items collected by UPM employees. We hope it will make their time away from home a little brighter.