Shape’s commitment to developing our team members not only creates a ripple effect for our organization, but for our communities we serve. As one of our core values, development is embedded into our daily work and experiences. Beyond the daily experiences, Shape continues to identify and implement growth programs for our team members, including metaperformance coaching with the organization Novus Global. “We are developing our people and the next generation of leaders to lead,” Danielle Smith, vice president of global human resources reflects. “People like to grow. We’re investing more time than ever into coaching and it’s exciting to watch people come back with big goals that they’re thrilled about.” […]
Congratulations to two of Shape’s global facilities, Athens, AL and Kunshan, China, in receiving GM’s Supplier Quality Excellence Award. Every supplier must go through a strict review, which contains many specific requirements to get this honor. Excellent quality and unparalleled customer support are the foundation established by Shape nearly 50 years ago. As a reliable partner in the automotive industry, Shape is committed to providing customers with the highest quality products at every stage. In the future, Shape will continue to work hard, live up to expectations and lead the industry.
This week, the Shape training department led a special, hands-on training session at 1825i for the U.S. Division’s summer interns. Jarrod Chyrowski, technical trainer, led 12 interns in technical lessons in the areas of mig welding, tig welding, cutting torches and hilo training. Each lesson started with 3 hours of classroom instruction followed by real-world practice out on the shop floor. By going the extra mile in training, Shape’s hope is the interns will have a better understanding of the people and equipment that they will be writing policies and designing equipment for. Alex Weykamp, production supervisor intern, stated ” I enjoyed getting some hands-on experience with the processes that […]
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is an American holiday celebrated annually on June 19 to commemorate the end of slavery. Although the Emancipation Proclamation had formally freed slaves two and a half years prior, June 19, 1865, marks the enforcement of the Proclamation, which is when Union General Gordon Granger read federal orders in Galveston, Texas. Juneteenth became a state holiday in Texas in 1980, and a number of other states subsequently followed suit. The day is also celebrated outside the United States, with organizations in a number of countries using the day to recognize the end of slavery and to celebrate the culture and achievements of African Americans. The following […]
The month of June brings many things: warm summer weather, the end of the school year and maybe a relaxing vacation. In the United States, June is also LGBTQ+ Pride Month. This is a time when LGBTQ+ people (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and other gender or sexual minorities) celebrate their identities and advocate for equality and acceptance from others in society. Pride Month is celebrated in many ways all over the world, including displays of the rainbow flag, parades, parties, marches, rallies, and smaller events in communities and workplaces. Some of these events are meant to be fun and joyful, while others are meant to acknowledge discrimination in the […]