We will provide a level of quality, service, and price for plastic closures and capping equipment that is considered clearly superior for our marketplace.
We will continuously develop our reputation as a value added extension of our customersâ€™ existing operations through an unending implementation of improvement initiatives across all areas of our business.
We will provide our Customers with products and services that meet or exceed their requirements.
It is through the individual efforts of all employees, functioning together as a team, that the present and future goals of IPEC and its Customers will be met.
Quality New Castle - On Hold 3.0 % of Product Manufactured
2.6 2.5 2.0
1.6 1.5 1.0
0.5 0.0 J
Quality On Hold by Prod. - New Castle (November)
SP-1 3% ISS 26% ITC 42%
Quality Product on Hold by Reason (November) Hold by Reason - ISS Shorts 10%
Hold by Reason - ISO
Spokes 8% Flash 39% Shorts 61%
Quality Product on Hold by Reason (November) Hold by Reason - ITC
Hold By Reason - Printer Ink 25%
Quality Product on Hold by Reason (November) Hold By Reason - Other Products
Gasket 6% Knit Line 9%
2008 Monthly Avg. = 58 Min.
2009 Monthly Avg. = 59 Min.
New Castle - Color Change Time 100
72 72 68 65 64 63 64 61 62 58 56 56 54 54 58 52 55 53 52 49
64 60 47
25 0 J
New Castle Scrap by Reason (November) Assembler Label 9% 3% Color 27% Print 9%
Floor 1% Purge 2% Defect 49%
RGA's Generated by Product - 2009 (As of Dec. 1st)
Production Cavitation - New Castle 98
94 93 91
Production Scrap Generated - New Castle 12.6%
8.3% 8.6% 8.4%
7.6% 7.9% 6.9% 6.3% 5.7% 6.0%
7.0% 6.2% 6.4% 5.9% 5.7% 5.0% 3.0% 1.0% -1.0%
Production Injection Efficiencies - New Castle 100
87.4 86.4 84.7 84.5
71.2 72.6 71.5
82.8 83.3 81.782.3 80.1 78.7 80.5 79.3 76.4 74.3
New Castle - Regrind Usage (LDPE) 12.0%
10.0% 8.0% 6.0%
7.1% 7.0% 7.0% 5.7% 5.6%
8.1% 7.8% 7.5% 7.2%7.5% 7.1% 6.4% 6.5% 5.9% 5.6% 5.7% 5.4% 5.3%
4.0% 2.0% 0.0% J
Engineering New Punch Lining Machine The new punch lining machine will be updated to run the ISF. The change will provide the following improvements: -Improve part quality -Increased speed to 400 parts per minute -Reduce down time
The existing punch lining machine will be taken out of service in Jan 2010
Distribution Inventory Errors for November! No Scanner Errors for November ! ! !
Distribution Inventory Accuracy November = 100%
Be sure to continue using your assemble/disassemble scanners regularly !
Safety 2009-2010 New Castle Safety Committee Members: Tom Colarich Nick Paris Char Allen Bill Gierlach Dan Tobar Josh Patterson John Kovach
(Safety Director) (New Castle Safety Officer) (Office/H.R.) (Warehouse) (Q.C. Inspector) (Maintenance) (Fabrication)
Contact your Safety Committee to report any safety issues or potential hazards that could cause illness or injury. Remember:
Report ALL hazards, potential hazards, or any close calls using Form S-10 located in the break room and place it in the lock-box in the hallway to the office area when completed.
Safety Identified items from the most recent Safety Audit held 12/8/09
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(2) EXIT light batteries need changed. Cords creating tripping hazards at Line 11. Lights burned out in Fab and Warehouse. Maintenance Shop grinder rests needed adjusted. Eyeglass Station hung in Maintenance Shop. Rubber Footing added to ladder at Printer Station. 2 Nylon slings worn out, need replaced. Haz-Com stickers added to two regrind buckets.
As of December 1st, New Castle has gone 130 Days without a recordable injury. Be certain to report any near miss incidents or any close calls to your supervisor or on the forms provided in the lunchroom so that any situation can be prevented from causing an injury. Make safety a part of OUR jobs each day !
November is National â€œPersonal Protective Equipment Monthâ€? ! Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is company provided for any job situation. Examples are safety glasses for use where and when damage to the eyes could occur, hearing protection to prevent hearing loss, gloves to prevent hand injuries, or back braces to prevent back strain and injury. In any case, use the PPE designed for the job. Prevent injuries before they happen.
IPEC has implemented an Environmental Management System (EMS) consistent with the requirements of the ISO 14001 International Environmental Standard. This EMS is in place to identify, address, manage and improve the impact that our activities have on the environment through employee involvement and the setting and reviewing of environmental objectives and goals.
Congratulations to all New Castle Employees. As a result of the 3 day SQF Audit which was held during the first week of December, IPEC New Castle was granted certification to the SQF Food Safety Standard. This meets the requests of major customers who require the assurance of quality in products that have food contact usage. Brewtonâ€™s SQF audit will be upcoming in a few weeks.
Although the number of reported H1N1 cases is declining, we wish to continually remind you of these tips for protection for yourself and your family. • Stay home if you are sick. • Wash your hands frequently with antibacterial soap and water or with a hand sanitizer if soap and water is not available. • Avoid touching your nose, mouth and eyes. • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue. Dispose of tissues in no-touch trash receptacles. • Avoid shaking hands and always wash after physical contact with others. • Keep frequently touched common surfaces (telephones, computer equipment, etc.) clean. • Try not to use other’s phones, desks, computers, work tools, etc. • Maintain a healthy lifestyle. Attention to rest, diet, exercise and relaxation helps maintain physical and emotional health.
Human Resources Congratulations to all employees with Perfect Attendance for the month of November Tony B. Bonnie B. Samantha D. Ron C. Latoya B. Nick H. Dan C.
Forest R. Tracy M. Tim B. Don VanD. Thomas M. Lisa W.
Jim K. Scott M. Jason W. Dan T. William U. Ann S.
Phil F. Chuck K. Shawn B. Greg P. Crystal R. Joe A.
Human Resources Happy Anniversary to all employees celebrating an Anniversary in December
Bonnie B. …..14 Yrs. Dec. 18 Brian S. ......... 3 Yrs. Dec. 26 Jim W. ……… 2 Yrs. Dec. 20
Do you know someone who is meeting the DEMAND? Be sure to submit your nomination.
Play it Safe This Holiday Season Although the Holiday Season is a festive and happy one, it is also a time for particular attention to be paid to prevent yourself from being a victim of crime. Follow these simple tips to avoid being a victimâ€Ś Do not leave brightly wrapped packages in full view in your car, rather place packages in your trunk, not on the seat while away from your car. Protect your credit cards when used. Do not lay your card down when purchasing items where it can be seen. Some criminals are experts at memorizing account numbers and names in mere seconds. Park in shopping areas that are well lit. Likewise, be careful to use ATMâ€™s that are well lit and in protected areas.
Play it Safe This Holiday Season Donâ€™t put gifts under the tree in full view of a window, to deter burglars who could break in and steal gifts before the big day. Do not put empty boxes out on the street advertising what you bought as it is common for burgers to attack homes knowing they have new bikes, electronics and other new large new items. Parents also need to be aware that their kids may be vulnerable to theft at school if they go back to school with new phones and iPods and such. These items in a backpack can ad up to hundreds of dollars. Play it safe this Christmas and make it a Merry and enjoyable one!
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In “Frosty The Snowman”, who brought Frosty back to life? Who lost $8,000 in “It’s a Wonderful Life” ? In “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, what biological shortcoming made the Grinch so mean? What is the biggest selling Christmas song of all time? What color is the Grinch? In “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, who plays the dusty innkeeper in the Christmas play? Name the two reindeer whose names begin with the letter “C”? Where did there arise “Such a Clatter”? What Christmas carol mentions “Figgy Pudding”? Visions of what dance in children’s heads? After red and green, what are the two most popular Christmas colors? What two words are normally pre-printed on Christmas gift tags?
Christmas Trivia Answers 1. Santa Claus 2. Uncle Billy 3. White Christmas 4. His heart was two sizes too small 5. Green 6. Pigpen 7. Comet and Cupid 8. Out on the lawn 9. We Wish You a Merry Christmas 10. Sugarplums 11. Gold and Silver 12. “To” and “From”
We hope everyone enjoyed the NC location Holiday Party. Stay Tunedâ€Ś
Pictures will be shown starting the beginning of next week.
“Merry Christmas” and “Seasons Greetings” From Your Plasma Screen Team Jen and Tom