Distinction of Sanitary Security: Shape Mexico

Distinction of Sanitary Security: Shape Mexico

Expert IMSS (Mexican Institute of Social Security) personnel visited Shape Corp. Mexico to verify that their sanitary COVID-19 pandemic protocols were adequate and carried out in the correct way, in addition to reviewing the pertinent documentation. The result of the evaluation was approved and very satisfactory; therefor they were awarded with a recognition by this institute called “Distinction of Sanitary Security (DSS)” that proves that Shape Corp. Mexico is a workplace committed to the health and well-being of its employees by fighting effectively the COVID-19 pandemic; the commitment and effectiveness of their protocols was highlighted as well. We thank the entire Shape community for adhering to these protocols. It is […]

GM Places First at EuroCarBody 2021 for 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8

GM Places First at EuroCarBody 2021 for 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8

During the 2021 EuroCarBody Awards Ceremony, General Motors placed first in the premium segment for their production of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8. As you may know Shape played a pivotal role in the development of the Corvette with engineering and manufacturing the automotive industry’s first curved, multi-hollow pultruded carbon fiber bumper beam for this vehicle. The bumper’s superior properties produced a very light weight component contributing to protecting the rear and expanded trunk. We are proud to support GM in this win and celebrate the amazing collaborative effort between Shape and GM.

Shape Corp. Announces NEW Chief Technology Officer

Shape Corp. Announces NEW Chief Technology Officer

Shape Corp. a global tier-one automotive supplier is strengthening its leadership team by bringing on Ed Pleet as Shape’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). With more than 24 years of dynamic engineering and leadership experience within the industry, this new addition to the Shape Family will bring a wealth of experience and innovation to Shape. “I am thrilled to bring Ed’s tremendous experience to our organization as I believe his expertise will provide us with the knowledge and skills necessary to advance our technology vision,” said Mark White president and CEO of Shape Corp. “This includes his proven ability to lead team members in development that not only advances technology but […]

Shape Corp. Breaks Ground on NEW Aluminum Center of Excellence

Shape Corp. Breaks Ground on NEW Aluminum Center of Excellence

On Thursday, July 15, Shape Corp. held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Aluminum Center of Excellence in Trenton, Ohio. The 322,000-sq.-ft facility will allow the company to expand its manufacturing and research capabilities of tight tolerance aluminum extrusions and assemblies while creating more than 170 new jobs in the area.  “Building the Aluminum Center of Excellence is allowing us to take the critical next step in Shape’s growth journey,” said Mark White, president and CEO of Shape Corp. “Not only will this facility attract top talent to the market, but it’s ensuring we stay true to our innovation principles and remain on the leading edge of aluminum technology for […]

The Coaching Ripple Effect: Global Leader Featured in Podcast

The Coaching Ripple Effect: Global Leader Featured in Podcast

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.” […]

Shape Earns GM Supplier Excellence Awards

Shape Earns GM Supplier Excellence Awards

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.

Summer Interns Participate in Safety Training

Summer Interns Participate in Safety Training

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 […]

Recognizing Juneteenth

Recognizing Juneteenth

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 […]

Celebrating Pride Month

Celebrating Pride Month

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 […]