Two Legs of the Stool

By Mark Inboden

One of the three legs of the UCEC stool is New Technology. Even though we are always on the lookout for new technology that will make us more efficient and keep our costs less expensive for our customers, we know that even the most reliable technology can break down.

Mark Inboden

Mark Inboden

Recently, we had an issue with our 3 Axis CNC machine. We have come to rely on this workhorse in such a way, that when it went “out for the count,” we had to rethink about how we needed to get things done. It didn’t take long because we remembered our “old values” leg of that same stool. Even though the processes would take a bit more time than with a healthy machine, we went back to our “old school” way of doing things while we waited for the parts we needed to fix our machine.

Having the right people who can utilize the “latest and greatest” but remember the “old ways” is a real value to UCEC and its customers. We had a problem to fix, but none of our customers experienced an impact on their work. Technology provides a great opportunity for us, but we must always remember who brought us to the dance: in this case,  the “old school” techniques that are still in our DNA.

Mark is President and CEO of UCEC. 


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