United Plastic Fabricating Employees Don’t Just Make PolyTanks As part of an annual tradition, United Plastic Fabricating Employees collected toys during December for our holiday toy drive! For the third year now, UPF collects toys for the program Si, Se Puede. The drive had everyone came together to collect various gifts for schoolchildren affected by the program. Located just a town over from our central building in Andover, MA, the drive aimed to benefit local children during the holiday season. About Si, Se Puede Si, Se Puede- located in Lawrence, MA- translates to “Yes, it is possible”. The organization provides…Blog, News and tagged Si Se Puede, Toy Drive, UPF on .
UPF’s Custom Plastic Design leads to Holiday Fun As part of United Plastic Fabricating’s holiday tradition, employees at our North Andover, MA office gathered the week of Thanksgiving for our annual Turkey Toss! During the three days before the holiday, the company holds preliminary rounds with a showdown between the finalists. Everyone competes to score the highest on a scoreboard created using our own custom plastic design process (more on this below!) The top ten employees from the first two days of qualifiers make up these finalists. However, this year we had so many high scorers that twelve people advanced!…Blog and tagged polypropylene, Thanksgiving, UPF on .
Pat Cahill Attends 4 Guys Dealer Event Despite the superstition of Friday the 13th, Pat had a great time at 4 Guys a week ago! Located in Meyersdale Pennsylvania, they established themselves as a trusted builder over the past four decades. Opening for the first time in 1974, they began by repairing dairy units, transitioning to fire vehicles after investor direction. Primarily a regional builder, 4 Guys builds each truck specifically for their customer to ensure the best possible result. Wherever their trucks end up, the customer’s happiness with the end product is always their end goal. This emphasis on…Blog, News and tagged 4 Guys, Friday 13th, UPF on .
UPF Updates ISO 9001 Standards This past week, United Plastic Fabricated completed the long process of moving to ISO 9001:2015. Having previously operated on the ISO 9001:2008 system, this switch brought along plenty of change. This shakeup, however, served to highlight some key changes in the company that we believe will better our service. Our understanding and ease of transition came in large part through our management team’s close participation in the process- allowing us to make the ISO practices a daily part of our routine! Additionally, this allowed us to schedule specific times to review our progress, set up…Blog, News, Recent Projects and tagged ISO, UPF on .
NEFAMA joins United Plastic Fabricating for Info and Plant Tours The New England Fire Apparatus Maintenance Association (NEFAMA) has long stood as a trusted name in fire maintenance education. just this week, members of the association stopped by United Plastic Fabricating’s main headquarters in North Andover, MA. The visit, following their morning arrival, included plant tours from a variety of our VP’s and President, Andrew Lingel. After lunch at UPF, Andrew also provided a presentation on our background and methods, followed by monthly meetings. About NEFAMA First established in 1956, NEFAMA started out as just FAMA- Fire Apparatus Maintenance Association….Blog, News and tagged Fire Apparatus, NEFAMA, UPF on .
Sutphen Dealer Meeting to Celebrate Long Relationship Pat Cahill, a trusted UPF employee of many years, attended another larger dealer event the same week as Toyne’s. Sutphen hosted their dealer meeting at the Sawmill Creek Resort and Conference Center in Huron, OH. Pat represented United Plastic by participating as a vendor at the event, looking to show our longterm support of Sutphen. Founded more than 125 years ago, they remain a prominent name in the fire protection and emergency services industry. We are proud to work with them, and happy that they have remained a family owned business the whole…Blog, News and tagged Sutphen, UPF on .
Dan Rossetti Represents UPF at the Toyne Fire Dealer Summit Celebrating their 50th Anniversary, Toyne and United Plastic continue their longstanding relationship. Located at their main facility in Breda, IA, the multi-day event introduced the company’s new building as well as a shakeup to their team. Prior to the actual vendor night, Dan Rossetti of UPF and other dealers participated in a company-wide golf outing. During both the golf round and the subsequent factory tour, Toyne employees shared updates and developments for the company. On the showroom floor of their new building in Breda, dealers and vendors displayed their company’s…Blog, News and tagged Fire Truck Dealer, Toyne, UPF on .
Join UPF at the 2017 American Towman Baltimore Tow Show In about a month and a half, UPF is set up to attend the American Tow Expo in Baltimore! This Baltimore Tow Show, held every year, falls on November 17-19! For more information about the American Towman Expo series, check out their site right here! From Friday to Sunday, Tow Body manufacturer’s show off their products and innovative designs, and we hope you’ll join us there. United Plastic Fabricating, a longtime and trusted name in the PolyTank business, plans to share information and display our PolyBody! The PolyBody, our…Blog, News and tagged American Towman, Baltimore Tow Show, Tow Expo, UPF on .
UPF Responds with assistance for Hurricane Relief Following the dual tragedies of the recent hurricanes, United plastic Fabricating would like to assist with the Hurricane Relief Effort. In order to lend our help, we started a fundraising event to gather money for the relief effort. While this effort began following Harvey, the fundraising should benefit victims of Irma as well. Since the donation goes to the American Red Cross, who provide relief following all sorts of disasters, both states benefit. We at UPF raised over $1,700 due to a matching system implemented by HR. The company matched what employs donated,…Blog and tagged Hurricane Relief, UPF on .
UPF PolyGen Featured in TRPC Tow Truck Beauty Contest The Towing and Recovery Professionals of Connecticut (TRPC) hosted their 2017 Truck beauty contest less than a week ago! UPF happily sent along a representative, and enjoyed the opportunity to show our PolyGen material! Hosted at the Farmington Club, this event attracted a variety of tow truck builders to show off their vehicles. UPF feels honored having displayed our very own PolyBody tow truck alongside these others towers. Dan Rosetti from our Sales department attended the show with our truck, and had the opportunity to share the PolyBody with attendees! Even…Blog, News and tagged PolyBody, TRPC, UPF on .