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Miltec Hosts Women in Manufacturing Event at Headquarters

Miltec Corporation, 146 Log Canoe Circle, Stevensville, Maryland, — hosted a facility tour and career presentation on Thursday, May 15, 2015 for a group of women members and potential members of Women in Manufacturing (WiM), a national organization dedicated to the attraction, retention and advancement of women who have chosen or are pursuing a career in the manufacturing industry.

The event kicked off with a presentation from Jane Seagraves, Business Development Director at APPI Energy in Salisbury Maryland, and WiM's first affinity partner, providing electricity and natural gas consulting services. Highlighted in the presentation was WiM's mission of supporting, promoting and inspiring women to pursue careers in manufacturing, along with information on several events that facilitate networking with industry peers.

Miltec's event not only supported WiM's mission but allowed for the networking among peers who attended to see Miltec's manufacturing facility and operation and learn more about the UV curing process. The Women of Miltec described their job responsibilities and relayed real life stories of how Miltec provided them with a career path in Manufacturing.

Marilyn Blandford, Miltec's CEO said, "I am proud of our women and feel honored to be surrounded by such strong women from whom I continue to learn every day." Marilyn talked about her own career path, which began as an educator, and encouraged the group of women attendees to recognize their strengths, continue their education and understand that women's skills are critical to the manufacturing field.

About Miltec UV:
Miltec UV has been servicing the UV industry for 25 Years and is a global leader and manufacturer of both arc and microwave ultraviolet curing systems. Miltec offers a wide range of quality UV parts, standard equipment and custom systems and services designed to interface with existing or new manufacturing production lines. These systems serve a broad diversity of industry-specific applications and market segments. Among the many applications supported are: optical fiber, wire, metal decorating, wood flooring, cabinets, automotive products and many other industries.

About APPI Energy:
The first affinity partner endorsed by Women in Manufacturing, APPI Energy provides data-driven procurement and consulting solutions to manufacturers. The APPI Energy database of daily supplier prices enables the firm to benchmark supply prices in every deregulated market, and deliver true apples-to-apples comparisons. The proprietary platform gives WiM members a competitive edge to make informed, customized purchasing decisions that reduce electricity and natural gas costs on an ongoing basis.

Contact: Beth Mosner
Phone: 410-604-2900
bmosner@miltec.com

 

Miltec Corporation Announces Bulb Division Supervisor

Miltec Corporation, 146 Log Canoe Circle, Stevensville, Maryland, www.miltec.com is pleased to announce that Randy Plunkett has joined the company in the position of Bulb Division Supervisor. Randy resides in Pasadena, MD with his wife and two children.

Randy is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, Spartanburg where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business. He worked for Bethlehem Steel in Sparrows Point, MD for eleven years and most recently, Randy was a Production Supervisor for CROWN CORK & SEAL where he directed a team of 20 employees responsible for production, quality and safety.

Bob Blandford, Miltec President said, "Randy brings many years of cross functional manufacturing and leadership experience to Miltec. We look forward to utilizing his skills in lean manufacturing, scrap reduction and other output improvements in our Bulb Division."

 

Miltec Celebrates 25 Years of Business

Miltec UV, located at 146 Log Canoe Circle, Stevensville, Maryland, USA is celebrating 25 years of business in the UV Industry. Founded in December of 1989 by Joe and Marilyn Blandford as a distributor of UV curing products, they were joined shortly thereafter by sons, Bob and Charles Blandford. The Board of Directors is Marilyn Blandford, CEO, Robert (Bob) Blandford, President, Joe Blandford, Vice President of Global Sales, and Charles Blandford, Senior Vice President.

During those 25 years, Miltec grew from four employees as a distributor, to over 65 employees and is now a global UV equipment manufacturer. Miltec is unique in that it offers both microwave powered and arc lamp systems to its customers, who represent about 30 major industries. Miltec's research and development division, Miltec UV International, LLC is a major part of the business, always looking at innovative ways to optimize the use of UV technology. Currently, the company has a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) contract to develop processes to utilize UV technology in the production of lithium ion batteries to reduce cost in vehicle technology.

Along with being chosen a top vendor by many of its customers, the company was a winner of the 2012 IWF's Challenger's Award for its innovative HPI Gloss Control UV Curing System. Miltec's President, Bob Blandford was honored as a finalist for the International Leadership Award by the Maryland Trade Center Institute in 2013.

Miltec has set a new benchmark for UV curing equipment making their systems the clear choice for those interested in maximizing production & profits. Miltec reputation has been consistent with its mission of building long term relationships with customers by providing high quality products at reasonable prices and with excellent customer service, while upholding a high code of ethics.

While the company has overcome and continues to thrive in spite of many challenges and changes over the years, it has been the most appreciative and proud of the loyal customers who have been part of their success. As new opportunities arise, Miltec looks forward to further growth with new customers and serving past customers in the coming years. Please visit their new website at www.miltec.com for additional company information and products.

 

Kevin Higgins Returning to EXEL North America, Inc.

EXEL North America, Inc. — manufacturers of Kremlin Rexson and SAMES brand products located in Plymouth, Michigan would like to announce that Kevin Higgins is rejoining the organization as Director of Sales for General Industrial Distribution.

Kevin has worked for SAMES and EXEL North America since the early 1990's. Kevin has over 19 years of experience in the Finishing Industry. Kevin has specialized in: Project Management, Market Development Management, and GI System Sales. Prior to moving the EXEL North America office from West Chicago, Illinois to Plymouth, Michigan, Kevin was in charge of the GI Systems Group. His organization and leadership skills played a vital role in the transition of the office from West Chicago to Plymouth. Recently, Kevin held the position of Systems Application Engineer for Seneca Industrial. Seneca Industrial is one of EXEL North America's largest and longest standing distributors of Kremlin Rexson and SAMES brand products.

Kevin's main focus in his new role as Director of Sales for GI Distribution will be to work directly with the company's network in building relationships and assisting them in growing and achieving their goals while providing direction and support. He will also be working with Integrators and customers in the Industry to educate them about Kremlin Rexson and SAMES brand products and solutions. Lastly, Kevin will offer support and direction to the company's team of Regional Managers.

 

Miltec Corporation Announces New Regional Sales Manager

Miltec Corporation of Stevensville, Maryland is pleased to announce that Jessica (Jill) Roberts is the new South Central Regional Sales Manager for Miltec UV. Jill resides in Grapevine, TX just outside of Dallas.

Jill is a graduate of Texas A & M University where she received her B.S. in Industrial Distribution. She has worked as a Sales Engineer and a Technical Sales Consultant within multiple technology and manufacturing market segments. Her wealth of knowledge and experience will contribute to the success of the Miltec UV Sales Division and the valued customers we serve.

Fred Beu, Global Director of Sales and Marketing for Miltec said, "Jill brings many years of industry experience from the electronics, semi-conductor and multiple technical applications where she successfully developed complex solutions and supported major accounts from both a technical and sales perspective. We look forward to growing our market share in many the many industries we serve throughout the South Central territory and are very pleased to have Jill represent Miltec UV with our key customers."

 

Norm Murray Retires from U*C Coatings, Will Focus on Education

Norman "Norm" Murray has announced his retirement as CEO of U*C Coatings. Murray will continue to devote his time to the "Truth About Trees" program.

"The Truth About Trees" is the Hardwood Forest Foundation's flagship educational program and teaches children the benefits of properly harvesting forests as a means of keeping them healthy and obtaining all of the necessary items used in everyday life.

The video version of "Truth About Trees" is a Bronze winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards, which honor the very best in film and video.

Murray has been doing classroom presentations for over 20 years and will be presenting his program in local schools. For information, contact Norm at: TAT@nickelcitycowboy.com

 

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