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UMP “Can-Do” That

UMP has a reputation. While it’s well known by our staff, customers and suppliers, it usually doesn’t show until there’s panic, emergencies, and even potential shutdowns. UMP has a can-do attitude about helping our customers get out of sticky spots. It’s where UMP really shines and quality never suffers despite the fact that there is a time crunch.This way of…



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Christina Balint
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Saluting Our Working Moms at UMP

Back in March, we commemorated National Women’s History Month by highlighting the contributions women have made to the success of Universal Metal Products (UMP). As a certified women-owned business, UMP is proud to play a prominent role in empowering women in an industry that men have traditionally dominated. Although the country celebrated the official Mother’s Day holiday a few weeks ago,…



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EARTH DAY 2022

Our Environmental Management SystemMakes Every Day Earth Day at UMP Earth Day 2022 is coming up on April 22nd, and it's a reminder to all of us of our responsibilities to protect the water, land, plants, and nature that make up our planet. Although individuals and governments must play their part in ensuring the earth's sustainability, businesses must also acknowledge…



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John Levan
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Celebrating Women in March

What do National Women’s History Month, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), and a manufacturing company specializing in custom metal stampings have in common?  The first two parts of the question are obvious: the answer is they are all about the influence and contributions of women. But that’s also the answer to the third part of the question. The manufacturer…



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John Levan
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Company Profile: Daniel Ramirez, Field Sales Engineer

Daniel Remirez If a young person comes to Daniel Ramirez for career advice in manufacturing, it’s a sure thing he will recommend they begin as a hands-on employee on the shop floor. Gaining those experiences by working alongside skilled workers will be invaluable, especially if their goal is to advance within the organization.  Daniel should know. It’s the career path…



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Dave Joyce visits UMP

UMP has something to say about resilience during this Global pandemic, and Dave Joyce visited our corporate headquarters in Lake County to learn more about the current business climate. Our biggest challenges boil down to 3 things: Shortages for labor and material, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For a manufacturer, these three things impact every level of our organization. #1…



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John Levan
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UMP’s 75th Anniversary: Looking Back, Moving Forward

75th Anniversary Lunch – May 27, 2021 At the end of May, we were able to hold a 75th year anniversary lunch simultaneously at all three facility locations in Cleveland, OH,  Toledo, OH and Pharr, Tx. After the UMP story with CEO Scott Seaholm, which chronicles the 75 year journey of UMP, we decided to pause for a little recap…



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Kristin J
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Past, Present and Future

75th Anniversary of the Universal Metal Products Family In honor of UMP’s 75th Anniversary, I had a conversation with CEO Scott Seaholm to talk about everything from the company’s humble beginnings, to a glimpse into the future of the UMP family. Q:  Tell us about UMP’s beginnings. Universal Metal Products was founded in 1946 by Thomas Dahlstrand in an old…



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Kristin J
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The UMP Foundation

UMP - A small company giving back in big ways When it comes to sharing, our employees have been known to notice when others were in need.  The problem was how to make a difference when you are looking at just what YOU as an individual are capable of giving? The answer became clear that the UMP family wanted to…



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PIVOT: 2020 Recruiting for Manufacturing

UMP faces changes and challenges hiring during COVID-19 and beyond UMP faces changes and challenges hiring during COVID-19 and beyondOctober is known as “Manufacturing Month”, where modern manufacturing careers are put in the spotlight. Companies and educational facilities provide tours to students, parents and teachers with the purpose of sparking interest in the 4 million-plus skilled and high paying manufacturing…