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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…



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Breaking Barriers in Tool & Die

Danielle Cutler completes Apprenticeship and state Journeyperson Certification “There is no reason why women cannot excel in the tool and die profession.” Kristin Jenkins, Executive VP - Director of Sales & Diversity for UMP, sees the path for women as a certainty. “Just about everything you touch - steel, plastic and glass - requires a die, which leads back to…



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Women in Manufacturing: A Family Business Reimagined

Sisters Kristin Jenkins and Kimberly Koeth began to take over Universal Metal Products (UMP) a year and half ago as Director of Sales and Director of Administration, respectively. “It was an exciting time,” says Kim, “because we knew how much it meant to our father.”  UMP: A Father’s Dream Realized Their father, Scott, bought UMP in 1987. The sisters grew…



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Room for Growth: Women Finding Their Niche in Manufacturing

It is the very evolution of manufacturing, and other traditionally male-dominated industries, that make these industries target rich for women who are considering their next career move.  According to a report by census.gov, women make up nearly half of the working population (47.5%), yet they remain underrepresented in the manufacturing industry (29%). Let’s explore why this landscape is poised to…



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Diving Into The Advancements Of Women In Leadership Positions

Women In Leadership It's no secret that women have had to face many challenges when it comes to leadership roles in the workplace and equal pay as their male counterparts. In this article, we are going to discuss women in leadership positions and how their role has changed as the world has evolved. Women today are still fighting against certain…



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Wickliffe Update

The Wickliffe division is currently installing a new Minster 150 ton punch press in plant 3. The new press includes a 60" bed, will increase production capacity in Wickliffe and is expected to be operational by the end of 2019.



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Pemberville Update

The Toledo division has finished upgrading a 600 Ton Punch Press to the latest electronics. This will allow us to have more proactive safeguards for customer owned tooling, during production runs.