September 2, 2015
NH’s Best Companies to Work For named
in September issue of Business NH Magazine
Manchester, NH – Business NH Magazine is announcing the 2015 Best Companies To Work For in NH in its September edition due out on Monday.
For 19 years, Business NH Magazine and its partner, the NH Businesses for Social Responsibility, have recognized businesses that go out of their way to create fun and high engagement workplaces for their employees through the Best Companies To Work For competition. This year’s Best Companies To Work For exemplify how developing a respectful, creative and supportive corporate culture can bring a company to new heights.
We decided to change things up this year and revamped the competition, focusing more on employees. Th2 2015 competition included an employee engagement survey that had to be taken by at least 50 percent of a company’s workforce. Employers also completed an extensive survey detailing benefits and workplace practices. By combining the results from the employee engagement surveys with results from the employer survey, we found 18 companies that exceeded the bar of excellence.
Medtronic broke onto the list this year grabbing the Number 1 Best Company To Work For. In 2013, their first year in the competition, they were a semifinalist. Vapotherm in Exeter landed the Number 2 spot on our list.
The following are being named the Top 5 Best Companies:
#1 – Medtronic Advanced Energy in Portsmouth (400+ employees)
#2 – Vapotherm in Exeter (121 employees)
#3 – Digital Prospectors Corp in Exeter (25 employees)
#4 – Bellwether Community Credit Union in Manchester (82 employees)
#5 – Wire Belt Company of America in Londonderry (90 employees)
Listed in alphabetical order, the remaining Best Companies:
• Adaptive Communications in Portsmouth (54 employees)
• American Health Centers, Inc. in Portsmouth (19 employees)
• BANK W Holdings, LLC in Bedford (86 employees)
• CCA Global Partners in Manchester (370 employees)
• Compass Therapeutics, LLC in Hanover (7 employees)
• DSCI in Manchester (118 employees)
• Graphicast, Inc. in Jaffrey (29 employees)
• International Association of Privacy Professionals in Portsmouth (79 employees)
• Loftware in Portsmouth (103 employees)
• MassMutual Northern New England in Bedford (19 employees)
• Merchants Fleet Management in Hooksett (269 employees)
• Parker Hannifin Corporation in Hollis (57,447 employees)
• W.S. Badger Company Inc. in Gilsum (64 employees)
November 2, 2011
Graphicast will be at the Design 2 Part show in Marlborough Massachusetts November 2 & 3. The show is at the Royal Plaza Trade Center, 181 Boston Post Road, Marlborough MA 01752
Please stop by and say hello. We would enjoy seeing you to discuss our process or any project requirements you have.
This is our last show of 2011 and is right in our backyard, giving us the opportunity to get the real pulse of what is happening in New England.
June 1, 2011
Graphicast participated at the AMCON Show in Denver, held in the spacious and modern Colorado Convention Center. Upon arriving at the Center, we were greeted by a menacing 40 foot “Blue Bear” statue which appeared to be peaking into the Convention Center. The 10,000 pound bear is made up of 4,000 interlocking triangles!
It could be another ride on the economic recovery roller coaster, but it was refreshing to meet a number of visitors to our booth who are working on new part designs with a casting process in mind. Two of the visitors stated that their companies have made a decision to move manufacturing back to the USA from China. The rising cost to manufacture there, coupled with the high scrap rate and supply chain management costs, triggered the move.
Many of the small business exhibitors expressed a continuing lack of confidence in a sustained economic recovery. Even with this caution, the consensus was that things are clearly better. The activity at this trade show certainly supports this.
April 6, 2011
Graphicast will be in Denver from April 26, 2011 - April 27, 2011, exhibiting at the AmCon (American Contract Manufacturing) Show. We will be in Booth 416. Stop by for the latest information on our cost saving metal casting technology.
November 10, 2010
Graphicast participated in two trade shows last week, one in Marlborough, MA and the other outside of Toronto. That this was the first time we attended two shows at the same time is, in itself, an indication of the activity level in manufacturing. The view from the show floor was an even better indicator of the market. Both shows were very crowded, even over the lunch period, and the interest level was very high. This was not a week for just getting out of the office. Our reading is that manufacturing in New England and southern Ontario is coming back quickly, and with lots of energy. There is definitely interest in on-shoring production that had been sent overseas, and lots of new products ready to hit the market. We are following up on leads this week and will have all our sales people out of the office making calls; another sign of interest and a reboundin market.
We’re also seeing this rebounding in shipments. Our September shipments were the highest in two years. The only downside is the volatility of the activity. The trend is up year to year, but on a month to month basis we seem to be in the three forward, one backward mode.
October 22, 2010
Toronto is the heart of Canada’s medical manufacturing industry. Manufacturing Innovations – Medical is the Nation’s first focused event that connects medical manufacturers with companies that supply the technology and equipment they need to improve quality, innovation and speed to market.
Graphicast is excited to be hopping the boarder for the first time and participating in this show. To register for the show Click Here.
September 20, 2010
Graphicast will again be actively participating in fall trade shows aimed at matching buyers and contract manufacturers. We will be at the Design to Part exhibits in Secaucus, NJ on September 28 and 29, and in Marlborough, MA on November 3 and 4. We will also have a new booth this year, highlighting the various stages of the design and production cycle and how we can help you meet your needs of quality, delivery, and costs. We look forward to seeing you. Bring you ideas, drawings, or prototypes.
June 4, 2010
Graphicast will be participating in the D2P show June 15-16, 2010 at the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles, MO. If you attend, please stop by our booth #216 to see the latest custom graphite mold castings.