2017 Best Places to Work Inland Northwest
For the second consecutive year, Wagstaff, Inc. was named as one of the Best Places to Work Inland Northwest. The 2017 list of the Best Places to Work Inland Northwest was created by the Journal of Business and Best Companies Group.
This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best employers in the Inland Northwest, benefiting the region’s economy, workforce, and businesses.
To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
- Be a for-profit, not-for-profit business or government entity
- Be a publicly or privately held business
- Have a facility in the Inland Northwest region (Spokane, Pend Oreille, and Stevens counties in
Washington State; and Kootenai and Bonner counties in Idaho.)
- Have a minimum of 15 full-time or part-time employees working in the Inland Northwest
- Be in business a minimum of 1 year
Companies from across the region entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work Inland Northwest. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process, analyzed the data, and determined the final rankings.
The list-making companies will be honored at an awards ceremony on October 5 at the Spokane convention center, and the rankings will be published in the September 28th issue of the Journal of Business.
For more information on the Best Places to Work Inland Northwest program, visit www.BestPlacestoWorkINW.com
For more information on Wagstaff Products and Services, go to www.wagstaff.com
To learn more about Wagstaff Applied Technologies division, go to www.wagstaffat.com
Wagstaff Participates in Metef and Aluminium 2000
Wagstaff exhibited at Metef 2017, the event that succeeds at bringing aluminum industry professionals together from Europe and around the world in Verona, Italy. The 4-day event in June was the center of the Italian foundry and casting sectors of the aluminum industry, and was accompanied by the concurrent conference, Aluminium 2000, for the first time.
Aluminium 2000 is a technical conference that has become a critical component to aluminum producers in the region and around the world that included full breadth of content for all perspectives of the aluminum value chain. Topics in extrusion, metallurgy, recycling, logistics, and foundry made up a full schedule that did not disappoint delegates from commercial to manufacturing technology viewpoints. Adam Anderson, Research Metallugist for Wagstaff, Inc., presented the in-depth overview of Wagstaff's billet casting offerings in his paper, "The Latest in Direct Chill Capabilities from Wagstaff".
Metef captured impressions of the biennial event from Wagstaff Area Manager, Dr. Manfred Lück:
More informaiton can be found on the Metef and Aluminium 2000 websites. For more information on Wagstaff Products and Services, see www.wagstaff.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexin Starts Production of Aluminum Ingot for Rolling
Alexin LLC commenced operation of rolling ingot (slab) casting at its Bluffton, Indiana, casting plant (watch a vignette of the first ingot cast in the video below). The $2.2 million project was approved in February of this year with final equipment installation and commissioning completed in mid-October. Alexin is now capable of producing 5xxx and 6xxx series rolling ingot up to 28 inches in thickness and 75 inches in width, enabling it to serve the automotive flat-rolled products market.
“Just as we have done with the new diameters of extrusion log we commissioned in the past, the addition of rolling ingot to our already broad product offering will make Alexin read more...