Two Pies for United Way

Qualtek Manufacturing employees used contributions to United Way to vote for colleagues to receive a pie in the face. “Winners” were Jim Chamberlin and Denise Quintana. CEO Troy Roberts had a great time delivering a pie right in the kisser to Jim. And CFO Tom Drago really enjoyed smearing a pie in Denise’s face. The week-long events of fundraising included bake sales and raffles and raised $3,615 for United Way. Qualtek knows how to have fun while helping the community!

Christian Shepley Receives Mechatronics Journeyman Certification

Shepley JourneymanChris Fagnant, Qualtek President, Journeyman Christian Shepley, Jason Webber, Qualtek Plant Manager

Christian Shepley successfully completed a four-year apprenticeship program and has achieved certification as Mechatronics Journeyman from the U.S. Department of Labor. Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field of engineering that combines electrical, mechanical and control engineering. (Read full press release)

Strawberry Survival

IMG_6522

The hail pelting Colorado Springs in the past week has been epic and even earned national news coverage. Way back in 2012, the E-Team at Qualtek Manufacturing established the “Qualtanik Gardens”, a garden area where employees could grow fresh food for their families or to share with the community. Employees grew healthy from tending and eating their own produce. But hailstorms this summer have put everything from car windows to a healthy harvest at Qualtek at risk.

Not so fast! After a recent storm demolished most of the carefully tended plants in the Qualtanik Garden we found this beautiful strawberry plant – perhaps protected by its recycled tire location. After years of surviving Colorado weather and benefitting from personally grown garden harvests, Qualtek folks are not about to let a little hail stop them and are ready to replant and regenerate growth again.