As the Labor Day holiday approaches, UCEC wishes our customers, employees and vendors a safe and restful holiday weekend.
If you're camping or traveling, stay safe! If you need "staycation" tips, see below for a list of quick ideas for Labor Day fun.
Be a Tourist in Your Own Town
Is there a museum, park or entertainment venue you've always wanted to try? Do it this weekend! In Denver, the Denver Art Museum has a free day on Sat., Sept. 3. Or visit a park you've never tried (along with a picnic, of course!).
Walk or Bike for Leisure
Summer will make its last bow soon (at least here in Colorado), so get outside while you still can. Enjoy the late-summer sun. Bonus points if you explore a new biking or hiking path. In Denver, try cycling part of the South Platte River Trail, which goes from Thornton through Denver and down to Englewood.
Close the Kitchen
Make one of Labor Day weekend's nights stress-free: order in takeout or pizza. Combine this with a movie from Redbox or Netflix, and you have the recipe for a relaxing night. Bonus points: make some Choco Peanut Butter Cup popcorn using the recipe from Boulder, CO-based Quinn Popcorn.
Give Your Hobby Some Attention
With work, chores around the house and family members going here and there, a favorite hobby may have been pushed to the side. Use this weekend to reconnect with that dusty guitar or paint palette. Or maybe you have a business idea that you'll explore "some day." Use your 72 hours of holiday weekend to enrich your mind and spirit.
Happy Labor Day, everyone!
More UCEC Content for You
What's ahead in the New Year for UCEC? We're glad you asked!
Ever wonder why some people are always happy? Do you wonder why some athletes always seem to win? As someone who is always looking to improve, I believe that one of the biggest factors is the ability to Think Well.
Editor's Note: This fall, we published a series of posts about how UCEC is preparing for the future. We heard from our Executive and Management teams, and after reading their vision for UCEC's next chapter, we're pretty jazzed for what's ahead. Below, please find the entire series.
Growing up, my family was a model “use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without” type of clan. Throwing things away was not an option. It’s a character trait I’ve passed on to my kids, and also one I’m proud to say that UCEC observes whenever possible.
What does the UCEC customer of the future look like? One things is sure: they are getting younger! From newly minted engineers to mid-career engineers to factory management teams, our median customer age is skewing downward.
Last Saturday morning as I waited in the lobby of my hotel in California, something very small moving on the floor caught my eye. It was an ant, and the ant seemed to be “trapped” on a 12-inch-square light-colored tile.
Our blog regularly features our leaders and employees in photos and videos. We've even done a virtual "shop tour." We want our customers to feel comfortable visiting their projects.
U.S. manufacturing is on an upswing, as the Labor Department reported that manufacturers nationwide added workers last month at the fastest pace in more than four years.
I put my daughter on the bus to middle school last week, and like any parent, I thought of the passage of time. From tiny infants to adolescents headed off to the wider world, kids are a great reminder of grasping what’s important to you.
Editor's Note: Several members of the UCEC team recently returned from Monterrey, Mexico where we helped our customer modify and expand some panels they had onsite. This trip made us remember a similar journey in February 2016.