This November, nearly 500 students from 32 local high schools participated in the Ninth Annual Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge. Curbell is proud to have been a corporate sponsor for this event. We even had phantom stock traded during the challenge. As shared in the recent press release, “This event raised a record breaking $94,500 for Junior Achievement programs. Proceeds from the JA Stock Market Challenge support the event as well as Junior Achievement’s financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and career & work-readiness programs for kindergarten-12th grade students. In the 2016-2017 school year, Junior Achievement of WNY enriched the lives of 13,928 students in 148 schools and community organizations throughout the eight counties of Western New York.” To learn more, please visit: https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-wny/ja-stock-market-challenge
The International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD) honored Curbell Plastics with Gold Awards for Environmental Excellence (sustainability practices-3rd year in a row) and Education Circle of Champions (plastics training-2nd year in a row).
We are proud to announce the 2017 Curbell True Blue Award Recipient for Curbell Plastics – Dennis Freeman !
We are honored to congratulate Dennis Freeman on receiving our 2017 True Blue Award. Dennis truly embodies the spirit of True Blue. Since joining Curbell in 1988, Dennis has consistently put the Company, our Customers and Employees first in everything he does, truly exemplifying our Core Values and demonstrating them to the highest degree.
Dennis has truly set an example for all to follow by his leadership style, genuine personality, and work ethic. In the past 29 years, Dennis has held positions of Business Manager, Director of Operations, and Sr. Regional Director. Dennis has exemplified True Blue, doing whatever was asked of him during his time at Curbell. Dennis’ welcoming personality, drive for success, passion for our people and business are excellent examples of the highest qualities of leadership.
We cannot thank Dennis enough for his many years of dedication to Curbell, numerous contributions and most of all for setting an incredible example of character and leadership for others to follow. We are proud to honor Dennis with our 2017 True Blue Award.
Please join us in congratulating Dennis on this well-deserved achievement!
Values in Action – Congratulations to Christina Hobbins, Mike Galas, Tony Boles, Bryan Jones and Robert Hill!
Christina Hobbins, Mike Galas, Tony Boles, Bryan Jones and Robert Hill all received Values in Action Awards for their exemplary demonstration of the Curbell Values and Behavior Codes.
We recently worked through a customer complaint where 1,510 Pillow Speakers required on-site rework in Montreal, Canada. We needed a team of 4 employees to spend a week at the facility to correct the units already dispersed throughout a very large facility – 19 floors and covering 2 city blocks! Bob Hill, Christina Hobbins, Bryan Jones, and Tony Boles were quick to volunteer for the trip.
The team traveled to Montreal, met up with Mike Galas and worked for 5 days to complete the job. They worked from room to room through every inch of the hospital to locate the units and perform the rework. After putting on about 10 miles/day covering all floors and rooms they completed the task on time and with several accolades from the customer.
The team deserves to be recognized with the Values in Action award for the extra effort put forth to complete this unusual task and for spending time away from their families in a foreign country to make a correction to satisfy our customer.
Thank you for your above and beyond contribution!
We are proud to announce the 2017 Curbell True Blue Award Recipient for Curbell Medical – Angelo Miranda! Angelo, Manufacturing Manager, truly embodies the spirit of our True Blue Award. Recipients of this prestigious award live Curbell’s Core Values and demonstrate them to the highest degree. True Blue recipients are the best examples of individuals who consistently put the Company, our Customers and Employees first in all that they do, year after year. Please join us in congratulating Angelo on this well-deserved achievement!
This Veterans Day, we would like to thank the many veterans we have working here at Curbell for their service and sacrifices. Below are a few of their stories.
Director of Manufacturing, Curbell Medical Products, Inc. Captain, US Army Reserve
Enlisted in the USAR in 1987 · Basic Training in Ft. Jackson SC · Assigned to 98th Div HQ in Buffalo, NY · Infantry training at Ft Devins MA · Recommended to Officer Training in 1990 · Attended Empire State Military Academy (NY National Guard) · Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant , Adjutant General Corps · Attended Officer Advanced training, Combat Engineers Ft. Leonard Wood, MO · Assigned to 378th Engineer Battalion, Ft. Thomas KY · Participated to relief efforts in Caribbean after Hurricane Andrew 1993 · Participated with Joint Task Force 6, Counterdrug operations, Honduras 1995 · Assigned as ROTC instructor, Niagara University 1996
Freddy Santiago Jr.
Warehouse Supervisor, Curbell Plastics, Inc. Sergeant, United States Marine Corps Grade E-5
I left to the United States Marine Corps 1 year after graduating High School. I had basic training in Jacksonville, NC and was a 3051 (Warehouseman). I was sent to Iraq for my first tour directly after supply school in North Carolina. My first tour ran for 9 months and I worked in Logistics and Supply, supplying gear and anything they needed to the front lines. After my first tour I was then stationed in Okinawa, Japan. What a culture shock that was!!! After spending 2 years in Japan, I extended my ACTIVE DUTY contract to volunteer for a 2nd tour in Iraq. I spent 8 months on my 2nd tour as a .50 Caliber Machine Gun operator performing convoys all over Iraq. I received my HONORABLE DISCHARGE August of 2006. Joining the UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS was the best decision I’ve made in my life. It was definitely tough being away from family and missing holidays but well worth the experience. Happy Veterans Day to all my fellow servicemen and women that served before me, with me and after me. SEMPER FIDELIS.
Credit & Cash Analyst, Curbell, Inc. Drill Sergeant, Army
Joined in 2008 then went to Iraq in 2010 to do personal security details in Baghdad for one year and received the Joint Service Accommodation Medal. Then went to Drill Sergeant school in 2013. Now a drill sergeant in the Army Reserves out of Amherst, NY.
Michelle Baudo, Quality Supervisor for Curbell Inc., received a Values in Action award for her exemplary demonstration of the Curbell Values and Behavior Codes. Michelle’s contributions and dedication to Curbell truly demonstrate an “above and beyond” contribution to our organization!