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Greg Busey 30 years!Brandon Walpole2016 Portland to CoastShawn Chapman 5 Year Anniversary2016 Stack Scholarship Recipient Julia Plough2016 Stack Picnic Sack RaceZero Prostate RaceMarlin Christ's 20 Year anniversary







QUALITY MANAGER UPDATE – Greg Busey has been named Quality Manager effective 01/20/17. He had been filling this role on an interim basis during 2016 and the company decided it was well deserved to make the appointment official. Greg has over 30 years working at Stack and holds a wealth of knowledge throughout many aspects of the business. The Quality Team fully supports this choice and looks forward to having the stability that Greg provides. Congratulations on your promotion, Greg!


BRANDON WALPOLE, 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY – Brandon joined Stack as an entry level belt furnace operator in our Vacuum Department and has been working his way up learning the different racking and setup for the parts as well as the many different furnace operations. Brandon has been very valuable in his willingness to always put out the extra effort; it is rare that a month goes by without Brandon putting in several extra shifts of overtime. Thank you for all you do and congratulations on your milestone anniversary!


AWMI 25 Year Award - Kendra Nelson  - Association of Women in the Metal Industries (AWMI) recognized Kendra Nelson for her 25 years of continuous service. AWMI is an international professional organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the advancement of women in the metal industries. Kendra has spent her entire metal career with Stack, starting in 1987 as Office Manager and currently holds the position of Vice President, Administration. In September, 1991 she attended her first meeting of the Portland Chapter that had just opened the year before. By the summer of 1992 she had joined the board as Programs Co-chair. Kendra went on to spend a cumulative 17 years on the board in other positions including Fund Raising, Treasurer and President. During her time on the board she was also very actively involved at both the Regional and International levels. While no longer serving she continues to provide mentorship to the current board members.

Kendra is quoted as saying, “AWMI has provided a wealth of knowledge, leadership training and mentoring opportunities. A portion of my success in this industry is directly related to my involvement with AWMI. I strongly encourage membership; the return value for your involvement can be immeasurable.”

STACK SPONSORED STEEL CHICKS walked in the 2016 Portland To Coast Relay, the third year for these same team mates! PTC is the walking portion of the Hood To Coast running relay, the longest relay race in the world. Steel Chicks consists of an 8 women team, walking 129 miles, relay style, from the Hawthorne Bridge in Portland to the Turn Around in Seaside. We finished this year with an overall average speed of 4 miles per hour – that’s walking, no running allowed!


SHAWN CHAPMAN, 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY – Shawn started with Stack in 2011 working in the vacuum department. He started on the belt furnaces and has worked his way up to running vacuum furnaces, tempers, setting up loads, and many other duties needed to assist the Shift Lead in keeping the area running smooth. Thank you, Shawn, for your dedicated service!


JULIA PLOUGH, SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT - Julia finished her high school education with a four year average 4.0 GPA while simultaneously completing a portion of the college level prerequisites for the Nursing Program through Running Start. Julia was awarded Valedictorian of her graduating class! She is a member of the Honors Society, has been awarded numerous academic awards, involved with multiple volunteer projects which include 750 hours with the local hospital. Julia is also an active marathon runner, taking first place for her age division in the Seattle Marathon in 2014 and 2015. She has been accepted to University of Washington and will begin studies this fall.


STACK COMPANY PICNIC - Stack families gathered at Blue Lake Park for their annual picnic. Weather was a bit cloudy so a rousing game of Cash Bingo was enjoyed by all. During a break in the weather we had time for a few gunny sack races. Nels Plough and Rex Nelson retain their standing as first place winners, two years in a row now, for the three legged race.


GREG BUSEY, 30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY – January 9, 1984: It was the day after Elvis Presley’s 49th birthday and Stack Heat Treaters opened for business…Greg Busey was there on that day; firing up the furnaces and cleaning out the sandblaster. Over the next 21 years Greg would take on many different roles within the company as his skill level grew. Shift Supervisor, Production Scheduler, Vacuum Dept Manager to name a few. Due to a shift in business, Greg was laid off in 2005. In 2007 Stack was fortunate to rehire Greg into our Quality Department to manage Processes and Specifications. We celebrate Greg’s combined service of 30 years, the first employee to achieve this milestone! Thank you, Greg, for your many years of service.


ZERO Prostrate Cancer Run/Walk - Stack was an event sponsor for the inaugural race held in Portland. ZERO is proud to partner with Oregon Urological Society to end prostate cancer. The funds raised from ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - Portland are invested around the country to provide research for new treatments, free prostate cancer testing, and educate men and families about prostate cancer. Stephanie Ramos and Kendra Nelson completed the 5K walk in 45 minutes, leading most of the pack! Stephanie's daughter, Gabby, also got into the fun supporting the day with face paint and a cape supplied by the event for the Kids Superhero Dash for Dad.


MARLIN CHRIST, 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY – Marlin came on board back in 1996 and managed our Induction Department for 12 years. He then took on a key role leading the efforts to incorporate 6S Lean Manufacturing and World Class Enterprise planning throughout the company. He also oversees our Safety program, working to ensure Stack remains a safe workplace for our employees. Thank you, Marlin, for all your contributions and congratulations on celebrating your 20th anniversary!

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