Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Excellence Through Continuous Improvement and 6S Methodology

"Excellence Through Continuous Improvement!"
- Spencer Industries moto

We strive to continuously improve our processes, product, and working environment at Spencer Industries.

We are implementing a 6s system as a way of improving organization and management of the workspace, efficiency by eliminating waste, the process flow, our overall working environment, and our safety program.

Our safety team is leading this effort through out our facility.

Friday, November 6, 2009

365 Days Without a Lost Time Accident and Counting !!

We have recently hit a milestone of 365 Days without a lost time accident at Spencer Industries Inc.!! 

What that means is that our employees have avoided work related injuries; where time was lost in recuperating from on the job injuries, over the last year.

Employees have been awarded a ZERO candy bar each month for "0" Lost Time Accidents.  When reaching the 365 day mark each employee received a Safety T-shirt that read-
Spencer Industries
Believed It - Achieved It

Monday, November 2, 2009

Thermoplastic and Thermosetting

Did you know all plastics fall into only 2 categories when it comes to their reaction to heating?  These 2 categories are called Thermoplastic and Thermosetting.

Thermoplastic materials become soft when they are heated and solid when cooled to room temperature.  This is similar to heating and cooling wax.  Thermoplastics are materials such as acrylics, cellulosics, polyamide, polystyrene, polyethylene, fluoroplastics, polyvinyls, polycarbonate, and polysulfone.

Thermosetting materials cannot be reheated and softened again.  Once these are formed they cannot be reformed.  This is simliar to baking a cake or boiling an egg.  Thermosetting are materials such as aminos, casein, epoxies, phenolics, polyesters, silicones, and polyurethanes.