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New Building

January – December 2008: Major capital improvements are being made to the Pratt & Whitney – HMI Metal Powders facility in Clayville this year. $2.6M implementation of capital improvements to the facility for new equipment, refurbishments to a loading dock, and the replacement of our 65 foot – 65,000 lb. production atomization tower in July.

   
New Building Sign New Building Sign
November 2007: The Homogeneous Metals, Inc. sign on front of the facility in Clayville, NY was recently replaced with the “Pratt & Whitney logo” and
our new name, HMI Metal Powders. Other smaller signage outside the building has been changed around the building. The company name change took place in November 2006 and the installation signifies its official. The purpose of the new logo and name change is to demonstrate a clearer association with Pratt & Whitney. This will in turn help grow the business, attract and retain the best talent and connect HMI with P&W’s strong brand identity.
   
Ron Chandler

New General Manager at HMI
March 2007: Ron Chandler succeeds Grant Bauserman as General Manager of Pratt & Whitney - HMI Metal Powders in Clayville, NY. Ron has held several positions at Pratt & Whitney since 1985. Throughout his career Ron has consistently improved processes and process tools as demonstrated by his recent leadership of the Advanced Coatings and Laser Business Center at Pratt & Whitney’s Can Module Center in East Hartford, CT. Ron has located to the area with his wife Katherine and two college bound children.

   
ACE GOLD Site

HMI Recertified as a UTC “ACE GOLD Site”
HMI continues to achieve competitive excellence By “delighting the customer”. This is the first unit within UTC to achieve “GOLD Status” for the 4th time.

ACE is a standard operating system for improving and sustaining quality and productivity throughout all of UTC, continuing to focus on our customer’s needs.

   

Training

Skill Based Training Program Continues
This development program offered to all employees, kicked off in 2006 and has been xtended into 2008. The program offers development opportunities for any employee who wants to learn a new skill and provides good basic refresher for some. On-site training topics are: Hydraulics/pneumatics, electrical; CNC Machining and programmable controllers.

 

   
Capi Supplier Gold

Certified Alloy Products, Inc. Awarded Supplier Gold
CAPI, HMI’s largest supplier was awarded “ACE - Supplier Gold”. This is a great achievement on their part, which was lead by Richard Greenwood, President & CEO; Richard Shiring, VP Technology and Sales, Joseph Huang, VP Manufacturing; Jody Zuella, Quality Systems Coordinator and Carlos Pfister, Continuous Improvement Specialist.

 

Awards

 

Ergonomics - Best Practice

Ergonomics – Best Practice
June 2007. HMI recognized at the first annual Manufacturers Association of Central New York (MACNY)/ OSHA Safety Awards, receiving 1st Place for “Best Safety Practice – Ergonomics” in the fewer than 200 employees category.

   
Frugal Award Frugal Award
EH&S Fellow, Leonard Walsh, announced HMI as one of the 1st Place winners in the Frugal Category. Each year Walsh recognizes P&W employees with Ergomonic Awards for innovatative and problem-solving approaches. Those in the frugal category range from $350 to the more ambitious bottom-line strategies of up to $10,000 implementation.
   
Safety Award Safety Milestone
June 2007. HMI recognized for reaching the milestone for over 1 million hours worked without a lost time injury by at the Pratt & Whitney EH&S Conference held in Groton, CT. HMI has gone 99 months without a lost time injury. This is due to hard work and high safety consciousness of all employees.
   

ISO 14001

 

ISO 14001 July 2007. HMI has retained its ISO 14001 certification after its annual Surveillance Audit.