Outstanding Quality Recognized by the FCA

Outstanding Quality Recognized by the FCA

Shape has been awarded the Outstanding Quality Performance Award from FCA for both our Comstock and 172nd plants. FCA awarded us for both our bumper commodity as well as our plastics commodity. This award is given out to few suppliers; an accomplishment we are very proud of. “It’s really an exciting time at the Comstock facility. We have some exciting growth opportunities with existing customers and we’re in process of cultivating relationships with new customers. All of this requires collaboration and synergy between our teams. Receipt of this FCA award is a testament to all our team members working together for the greater good. Without our people, this isn’t possible. The Comstock team is truly […]

Congratulations Shape! 2018 SPE® Automotive Innovation Awards “Hall Of Fame” Winner’

Congratulations Shape! 2018 SPE® Automotive Innovation Awards “Hall Of Fame” Winner’

On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, Shape, along with representatives from Honda R&D Americas and SABIC, accepted an award on behalf of the original team that worked to develop the first injection molded thermoplastic (PC/PBT) energy absorber for a vehicle bumper system on the 2003 Honda Element at the 48th annual SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Gala, at the Burton Manor in Livonia, Michigan. “Being recognized for the SPE 2018 Innovation Hall of Fame Award is a great honor. Our energy absorber technology is a great example of Shape innovation and value creation for our customers. We thank Honda for their early adoption of the technology and our Shape team of Thinkers, Believers and […]

Shape All Stars: Shape China gets a Big Win for Quality

Shape All Stars: Shape China gets a Big Win for Quality

Shape China was awarded the General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award for the 2017 calendar year. This marks the sixth year that Global Supplier Quality & Development will be receiving this prestigious recognition award. The award is given to specific manufacturing locations and only our top performing supplier manufacturing sites are eligible to receive it.  Suppliers who receive this award have met or exceeded a very stringent set of quality performance criteria and have achieved the cross-functional support of the entire GM organization. This was an even bigger challenge as GM continues to launch many new and exciting products. The Shape China team deserves this recognition for their hard work […]

Bringing Dreams, and Robots, to Life!

Bringing Dreams, and Robots, to Life!

The Shape Family is helping dreams and robots come to life! The Grand Haven High School robotics team “Bucs N’ Gears” finished 5th in the qualifying rounds at Grand Valley State University. They were eliminated in the quarter finals but are still hopeful they will make it to the state championships at Saginaw Valley State. The teamed worked extremely hard to make it this far and have a great deal to be proud of! “Bucs N’ Gears” has made it to compete in the world championships the past two years. Sponsorship from Shape and other corporate sponsors helps a ton with team expenses.  Shape is proud to support the West […]

Shape Recognized for Thinking Out of the Box!

Shape Recognized for Thinking Out of the Box!

The Greater Ottawa County United Way wrapped up their annual community campaign at the LIVE UNITED celebration event at the end of March. During the event, Shape was recognized by United Way for our large contribution to our community. United Way awarded Shape, the “Out of the Box Award” which is given to the organization that has the most innovative company campaign. The top two campaigns this year were run by Shape Corp and Haworth. Together, we raised nearly half of a million dollars for the campaign. Shape and Haworth continue to challenge each other for the number one campaign spot, and this challenge leads to a greater benefit for […]

Shape Sponsors #TuesdaysInThePark

Shape Sponsors #TuesdaysInThePark

The Shape Family is the stage sponsor for this summer’s Tuesdays in the Park. 92.1 WGHN hosts this exciting summer concert series every summer. To kick off the first week, they are welcoming back Chris Wiser & Andy Frisinger on Tuesday, June 19th at the Grand Haven Central Park. Each concert is a FREE event! Grand Haven Buc Boosters will be selling popcorn, Tuesdays in the Park T-shirts will be for sale, and Shape teams will be there every week serving up smiles! Grab a friend, and enjoy the show! This year’s line-up includes: JUNE 19TH- CHRIS WISER AND ANDY FRISINGER JUNE 26TH- CHANNING AND QUINN JULY 3RD- SWEET LOU AND […]

Shape Czech Awarded Best Employer

Shape Czech Awarded Best Employer

We are incredibly proud to announce that the Shape Czech was named Employer of the Year for the fifth year in a row. Shape has consistently made the top five best employers in the country; however, this year Shape was named the third best company in the Czech Republic, even beating out companies like Microsoft. Shape Czech recently participated in the employer of the year benchmarking competition, a global HR focused event by Pricewaterhouse Cooper using Saratoga methodology.The Saratoga Institute developed the first set of HR metrics nearly 40 years ago and they’ve been setting the standard ever since. The institute has built up the world’s most robust database of […]

Shape 172 Prepares for Driestern Mill

Shape 172 Prepares for Driestern Mill

Some impressive new technology is coming to Shape’s 172nd facility, and it has got our team members excited. The plant is currently prepping a site for the new Driestern mill that will be shipped in all the way from Germany. Team members broke ground on May 21st to prepare for the addition of roll 117. This will be Shape’s first mill from Driestern, a new roll forming vendor. The team’s preparation process includes the moving of  an entire roll mill 20 feet to create space for the new mill, which will be used for body-in-white applications. “The cool thing about this press is that it has really quick die changes, which […]

Shape’s Second Annual Supplier Innovation Day

Shape’s Second Annual Supplier Innovation Day

On Thursday, May 24, Shape’s Taft location hosted a buzz of men and women from around the globe. Our second annual Supplier Innovation Day brought together innovators from far and wide to meet and discuss the importance of innovation in the industry. In attendance were the following suppliers: Arconic Ortic SGL CAM Logic HyCal Hyrdo The event also included a panel discussion on the future of lightweighting. Among the speakers were Edwin Pope, IHS global analyst for lightweighting, Gary Latham, director of design & engineering at Pratt & Miller, judging at Altair Auto lightweighting awards, and Alex Walk, SGL, technical sales manager – Americas. The panel was very well received […]

Shape And Ridgeview Industries Strengthen Partnership

Shape And Ridgeview Industries Strengthen Partnership

Shape Corp. announced Thursday that the company signed a letter of intent with West Michigan metal stampings and assembly manufacturer, Ridgeview Industries, to sell certain assets related to Shape’s stampings operations located in Spring Lake, Mich. Shape and Ridgeview are continuing a strategic partnership of more than 20 years with the deal, which includes a long-term supplier agreement. “Ridgeview has been a trusted supplier of advanced stamped products and assemblies,” said Shape president Mark White. “With Shape being one of their largest customers over the years, we see this sale as a natural transition that will benefit both companies. The advantage comes into play as stampings is a core competency […]