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
In October, UCEC will celebrate its 60th anniversary.
From the beginning, the founder of UCEC, Howard Lacy, felt that he could make a better control panel at a better value than the control panels he was purchasing from others. My father-in-law, Chris Kitsos, took this concept beyond the municipal markets, and provided even better control panels and customer service to the private industry. It is amazing to think about how far UCEC and industrial control panels have come since 1958. We can all be proud of the role UCEC has played as a leader in our industry.
Happy New Year! I hope you all enjoy this special time of year with your loved ones and friends. I am very excited about what’s in store for 2018, and for the opportunity to work with all of you to make it happen. Thank you to our customers, vendors and employees!
Whew! It's been quite the ride in 2017 with a very busy shop, working with talented co-workers and of course, the reason for what we do: creating our valued customers' electrical control panels. Here's a look back and a few stories that made our year.
Our customers often bring us cutting-edge challenges—and we love it! Recently, one of our vendor partners CPI came to us with a project we couldn’t resist. CPI’s customer wanted to revamp the HMI (Human-Machine Interface) screens that are installed in each of their electrical control panels at a large beverage canning facility. (Side note: UCEC is fortunate to work with many partners. Meet more of our vendor partners here, here and here.)
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.