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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 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’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 […]
Composites Manufacturing Magazine featured some very exciting pultrusion technology Shape is licensing from Thomas Technik + Innovation. You can read more about is creation, development and wide range of applications here.
The latest edition of Shape on the Roll has been released. The Summer 2017 edition includes a message from president, Mark White, information on Shape’s new business pursuits, veteran’s programs, and the future of Shape. You can view an online version of Shape on the Roll here.