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 […]

Shape Acquires Magnode

Shape Acquires Magnode

Shape Corp. announced, Monday, that the company has come to terms on a purchase agreement to acquire Ohio-based aluminum extruder, Magnode. The deal comes after a successful business relationship between that two companies that included collaboration on engineering projects, as well as shared research and development around lightweighting best practices. Shape’s global aluminum offerings are immediately elevated by leveraging Magnode’s 70-plus years of aluminum extrusion expertise and their vertically integrated business model. Going forward Magnode will operate as a division of Shape. As a global leader in lightweighting technology for the automotive and mobility markets, Shape has a focus on impact energy management systems and body structures. The Magnode purchase […]

Shape Makes the ACE Finals at CAMX

Shape Makes the ACE Finals at CAMX

Shape’s innovative spirit was on display at the 2017 CAMX—the premier composites and advanced materials event and for four days the center of the composites world. Shape was in attendance as a finalist for an Award for Composite Excellence (ACE), the composite industry’s stand out award showcase. The ACE awards are an annual competition hosted by the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) that recognizes superiority in engineering and design, as well as improvements and innovation in equipment and manufacturing. Shape was a finalist in the Infinite Possibility for Market Growth category for our use of curved pultrusion to create highly engineered hollow profiles. The award, which was taken home by Ford and Magna […]

Czech Shape Named “Employer of the Year” Third Time

Czech Shape Named “Employer of the Year” Third Time

On Tuesday May 23, Shape Czech was recognized for the third consecutive year in the Sodexo Employer Awards. In 2015, Shape Czech was named first in the region and fifth in the state at the Sodexo awards. The following year, Shape Czech was named the 2016 Employer of the Year for the Pilsen region. The State round for the 2017 awards will take place in June, and Shape Czech is hoping to take home the gold. Congratulations to the Shape Czech team.

Shape China awarded GM Supplier Quality Award

Shape China awarded GM Supplier Quality Award

Shape China was awarded the General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award for the 2016 calendar year. This is the second time that Shape China has been recognized with this award; the previous time being in 2014. This award speaks to Shape’s strong performance from our manufacturing and quality organization and further solidifies us as a global corporation. Congratulations to Shape China and all of the Shape team members who have worked so hard to make Shape an award winning supplier.

Meet the THINKERS Behind Shape’s Innovation

Meet the THINKERS Behind Shape’s Innovation

Shape inventors were recently awarded for their brilliant innovation and constant forward-thinking. Engineers were given awards in front of leadership in late March and mid-April. Jeff Piper, vice president of strategy and innovation, described the importance of innovation and why these members deserve recognition, “These contributions to innovation are a critical part of our future and we want to formally recognize these significant contributions,” said Jeff. Innovation is key to the growth of Shape. Jeff further explained that for these awards, everyone is eligible, “These are the folks that have been part of awarded patents or have contributed to a significant innovation at Shape,” said Jeff. The team members that […]

Shape Partners with SME’s PRIME Program

Shape Partners with SME’s PRIME Program

Shape’s new partnership with the Society of Manufacturing Engineer’s PRIME program and Grand Haven High School has been making headlines all across West Michigan. Last Monday, June 19, Shape announced alongside Grand Haven Area Public Schools, the Michigan Manufacturers Association, their collaboration through SME’s Partnership Response in Manufacturing Education (PRIME). The PRIME initiative will instill a manufacturing-based curriculum into Grand Haven High School. This new partnership will offer students a chance to gain the skills and the tools necessary to start a career in engineering and manufacturing, while allowing Shape to grow its talent pool. The funding that will be provided by Shape will allow administrators to train faculty and […]

Shape Teams Up with Honda and St. Patricks

Shape Teams Up with Honda and St. Patricks

Honda North America partnered with more than 20,000 volunteers in over 43 states, as well as Canada and Mexico, to volunteer during their second annual Week of Services. From June 9 to 18, Shape and others dealers and suppliers participated in new or existing volunteer services of their own choosing within their communities. Shape chose to volunteer at St. Patrick – St. Anthony Catholic Church in Grand Haven, participating in Love Incorporated’s Feeding America initiative by volunteering at the church. The team members unloaded trucks full of vegetables and helped disabled individuals navigate through the line, get them their food, and take their food to their vehicles. Honda’s second week […]