Hello blog readers! Regular visitors to our blog know we frequently highlight our employees, whether through Employee Spotlights, in Quick Photo Fridays or in our Management Team stories, just to name a few!
Below, please enjoy a closer look at some of that content from the perspective of the Assembly and Wiring teams.
I am continually amazed at our creative team members here at UCEC. Led by Operations Support Manager Zach Fothergill and Wireman Morgan Burris, the team just designed, fabricated and installed a brand-new UCEC logo in our headquarters lobby.
In our ongoing efforts to be as “green” a panel shop as we can be, one new initiative is helping us be better stewards to the planet. We are now using recyclable wire duct in many of our panels.
Regular readers to our blog know that we frequently highlight our employees in the Employee Spotlight series . Today, we bring you a new occasional series focusing on our individual departments. We sat down with Zach Fothergill, Operations Support Manager, and three members of his team: Edgar Audelo, Morgan Burris and Ryan Stephenson.
More and more customers are asking for a UL listing, so I think it’s going to become standardized in the future. Many customers know the care we put into our panels, and they know the UL listing will be a good factor in their project.
Joseph Zuniga joined UCEC in May 2016 and his “creative touch” can already be seen around the shop. Since coming on board as a Control Panel Craftsman on the Assembly side, Joseph impressed everyone with his artistic talents.
You might expect a class like this to consist of only wiremen and women. Actually, our class members included wiring folks, but also members of the quoting team; people from the Fabrication side of the shop; and one customer.
I attended the International Manufacturing Technology Show earlier in the month at Chicago’s McCormick Place. IMTS is one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world. Morgan Burris and I were two of nearly 116,000 attendees who checked out manufacturing technology from around the world spread over 1.3 million square feet of exhibit space.
After our panels are assembled, Morgan will verify that they’ve been built from the latest print. Morgan has been with UCEC since 2011, so he’s really picked up all of the various aspects of panel assembly.
I’m happy to lend my hand to the current series, “Behind the Craftsmanship of an Industrial Control Panel.” Since I oversee the wiring side of the shop, naturally my part will be about wiring and testing electrical control panels.
Unlike the majority of our competitors that use one person from start to finish on their control panels, UCEC takes a different approach. Our team members specialize in either the panel building side or the technical wiring aspect of our custom electrical control panel projects.