All is well at Exothermic Molding, thanks to all of our customers, suppliers, and employees. Our goals are to continually find ways to improve our processing methodologies in order to provide the highest quality services at the best possible price. Here are a few highlights from this past year:
ISO 9001 Certification Training — We continue to implement ISO 9001:2015 procedures in order to become a certified provider.
Our Customers — We are pleased to say that as our customer base expands, and we continue to be amazed by the diversity of our clients and their intriguing products.
Our Employees — We have added to our staff and increased our production as necessitated by the marketplace. We have added personnel to our molding and painting departments, including a seasoned painting and finishing supervisor.
We initiated a cross training program whereby all employees have the opportunity to increase their value by learning skills in multiple production departments. This ensures our reliability as a supplier as we directly address constraints that normally occur in contract manufacturing workflow, while creating better, more engaging job opportunities and associated compensation.
Antonio Martinez, a 40 year veteran mold-maker at Exothermic, retires from full-time service with the company. Throughout his career with us, Antonio has made countless contributions to both customers and staff. His acquired expertise in RIM molding will continue to be available to us in a consulting capacity as we embrace the coming challenges of turning unique designs into reality. We thank Antonio for the invaluable contributions he has made to both our company and its employees.
Increased Production Capacity â€“ We’ve installed new equipment to support our increased production requirements:
– Wet Technologies wet blast machine â€“ our second unit is used in surface prep for painting. Investing in a second device ensures against production delays.
– Kaeser 30 HP air compressor system with associated purification devices to meet our increased demand for clean compressed air at 50 stations throughout the facility.
– Refurbishment of the Hurco Machining Center computing capability to allow for faster data processing and direct communication from our programming center.
Manufacturing Award â€“ Caonabo Delgado, our Manufacturing Manager, was awarded the Next-Generation Leadership Award by NJBIZ for its inaugural New Jersey Manufacturing Awards event, held in conjunction with the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program. The ceremony honored producers of innovation including companies and professionals who create products and jobs in the Garden State.
Brand Development â€“ Website update. New look. Enhanced user experience. Improved analytics. We’ve taken another step in our efforts to educate the market place about our capabilities and RIM Molding. Our new site provides easier access to data for process comparisons, case studies, and valuable white papers. Please visit us at www.exothermic.com.
As we move into this New Year, our company continues to focus on this most important business principal:
The only sustainable advantage in business is World-Class Customer Service, so we strive to provide excellent and reliable service every day.
Paul K. Steck