“Make Hay While the Sun Shines”
That’s what VP of Sales Gordon Weiler proclaims at the Q3 company-wide meeting. To make hay while the sun shines means to take advantage of the conditions while the conditions are good. That’s what we’re doing here at Daman: taking action in the field, continually evolving our offerings, and optimistically harvesting opportunities to serve our customers. Analysis of our market segment reports revealed promising outcomes for the last two quarters, and we’re keeping our faces to the sun.
In an up market, it’s easy to think we’re doing ok. “If a gazelle could think, he would wonder whether he would eat today, or be eaten. And so it goes with us. If we are going to live to fight another day, we’ve got to continue to be on top of our game. Our competitors are not going to step aside for us” says Larry Davis, CEO. As we make choices throughout the work day, think about the collective effort it takes to excel in our markets. We must not grow complacent from our triumphs, but rather set new goals and continue striving for excellence and quality. Our customers expect this from us, but first, we must expect this from ourselves.
According to the president Dave Mischler, Daman is experiencing steady growth, while maintaining delivery lead times. “Our available machine capacity is significant, and we've made improvements to our design process that will increase our design capacity. Several initiatives are in process to improve the training and development of our manufacturing group to support continued growth”. He continues to mention how low employee turnover is helping us stay on task and meet our customers’ needs.
In other news...
Quality Manager, Neil Henderson, welcomed summer interns Dylan Sajdak and Dane Davis, who’ve been helping to convert operational SOP’s from written form to video, using a cloud-based software called Dozuki. The conversion allows advanced training to meet the needs of audio-visual learners and to ensure maximum comprehension during employee training.
Krysten Shoulders, HR director, announces the need to hire ten additional employees for 2nd and 3rd shifts. Current employees can receive referral bonuses for people they recruit. In the last quarter, 37 employees achieved perfect attendance and nine excellent. Daman incentivizes attendance with a quarterly reward. For more information on job openings, visit our Career Page.
Daman recognized six employees for their years of service: Gordon Weiler, 30 Years, Jim Britton, 25 Years, Mike Linsky, 20 Years, Garold Kendall, 20 Years, Brandon Lubelski, 5 Years, and Brandon Hoggatt, 5 Years. Wow! Thank you all for your dedication and hard work over the years!
Corporate Wellness Programs
Guest speaker, Cathy Jarvis of Activate Healthcare presents on their corporate wellness programs. The management team served as pilots of the program and reported to have had a positive experience. The program provides employees additional access to preventative care, primary care, disease and chronic condition management, and after-hours care; with no copayments or cost to employees. The clinic can run most lab tests, in addition to stocking and dispensing about 50 common generic prescription drugs with no cost. Employees are being surveyed to see if they would benefit from and use the service.
That’s what we’re up to these days. Until next time!