Curbell’s United Way campaign was a success thanks to our employees’ generous contributions. Time and time again, we are impressed by our employees’ passion to give back to our community. There are many programs you can donate to when contributing to United Way. Kathleen Andresino, Administrative Mailroom Assistant, shares her reason for donating and why she does not pick one specific program donate to:
“I choose to donate to United Way because I have been blessed in my life to be able to keep a roof over my head, put food on my table, and to enjoy the many things we have. There are so many others that have not had that.” Kathy’s passionate about giving to others so they can have a warm place to live, food, and an education. “I did not pick one specific program to donate to. I wanted my donation to go where it is needed the most. I have given for years and will continue to donate for as long as I can.”
To view all of the 2015 – 2017 United Way Program Investments, click here. http://www.uwbec.org/investments
The mission of the Say Yes Buffalo partnership is to strengthen the Western New York economy by investing in the education of Buffalo’s future workforce. Given how passionate Curbell employees are about giving back to our local communities, many have decided to join the Say Yes Scholar Mentoring Program. This local program matches Say Yes Buffalo Scholars attending one of ten local Say Yes partner postsecondary schools with a professional mentor to help guide them through the transition from high school to college. We are proud to have many Curbell employees who have chosen to dedicate their time as mentors. Pictured here are Jeni Becker from Curbell Medical and Nicki Piechowiak from Curbell Plastics. Here are some photos from a recent Say Yes mentor event.
Matt Beardsley, Sr Quality Engineer for Curbell, Inc., received a Values in Action Award for his exemplary demonstration of the Curbell Values and Behavior Codes.
Curbell Pittsburgh has had a piece of business with a company called MSA for over 25 years. Late in 2015 Eddie Howe was notified that Curbell was going to lose the business because they were moving all their visors to a vendor that was CSA approved. This was a huge blow to us; MSA is worth well over $1 million dollars. Eddie had several meetings with MSA and our current supplier of the visors, C&D Leach in Rochester, NY. MSA said if Curbell would get the CSA certification, we could get the business back. This was good news. He started to talk with Matt Beardsley who then went out to C&D Leach – with a CSA audit, C&D is actually the place that the audit and the certification would take place. Unfortunately C&D did not really have a quality program in place and it would be a lot of work to get them set up to pass a CSA audit. (CSA= Canadian Standards Association)
Around November 2015, Matt came back to Eddie with the news that he would have to develop an entire quality program for C&D to get them to pass the audit. Gerry, Dennis, Matt and Mike Winter all talked about how much work this was and time it would take. Matt would need to spend a week or 2 a month at C&D for a few months to get them in line. Matt spent the time at the location and trained C&D on quality, top to bottom.
On November 22, 2016 C&D Leach passed the CSA audit and actually received great reviews for how good they actually are for such a young quality program. Matt did an amazing job with them, MSA, and the team in Pittsburgh to keep this moving. With all of Matt’s hard work, Curbell Plastics was able to get MSA back. On Friday December 2, 2016 Curbell Pittsburgh got an order for $75,000 in new CSA approved visors.
Thank you for your above and beyond contribution!