Recently, TT Electronics had the honor of hosting the ‘WCCTV Technology Roadshow’ at our Rogerstone facility in Wales. The opening day was used as a platform to demonstrate WCCTV’s cutting edge technology, while driving home the advantages of partnering with a UK based manufacturer.
Our global team members have been raising funds and donating goods in order to bring holiday cheer to people in their local communities and overseas. In Perry, Ohio our “Give Something Back” committee worked to create basket raffles in October and December to raise funds for several charities. The first raffle raised $2,454 for the “Sunshine Fund”, which assists team members in need. The second raffle raised $1,800 for the local food bank, humane society and adopt-a-child program. The Perry team also worked together to collect many items for donation to the USO. The donations will be sent overseas to troops and they will be receiving food, office supplies, games and a variety of amenities.
Employees from our UK facilities in Rogerstone and Fairford have been hard at work raising funds for their local charity, Macmillan Cancer Support. The first event involved a bike ride from Fairford to Rogerstone that stretched over 85 miles and included 10 employees. Following the bike ride, TT Electronics held a cake sale at our Rogerstone facility on October 5th. Together, the groups raised nearly £2,000 for their efforts.
TT Electronics was invited by Tribune Group Ltd. to participate in the Welsh Festival of Innovation this past week, held at the University of Wales. Team members from our Rogerstone facility attended the event as Tribune’s design and manufacturing partner. The Welsh Festival of Innovation is a showcase event run by several companies and academia to highlight innovation in Wales. Attendees have the opportunity to network with industry experts and showcase their product or service to members of the public. We want to thank Tribune for inviting us, and look forward to participating in similar events in the future.
Our Rogerstone team has once again partnered with the STEMworks program. Students from two local schools were invited to our manufacturing facility last week for an educational visit. The participating students were winners from an engineering workshop held in November. While on their visit, they were given a tour of the facility along with a demonstration of our 3D printer, which they observed build an artificial limb. The hands-on demo provided the students with a chance to see how advanced technologies are opening up new opportunities in the manufacturing industry.
Throughout 2016 TT Electronics have demonstrated continued support and dedication to the STEMworks project across several of our sites. Most recently two Test Technicians and a Production Engineer from our Rogerstone facility have taken part in various workshops in three schools local to the Newport area.
Last month, Steve Davies (CI Leader, IMS Rogerstone), participated in the first of a series of STEMworks workshops at Pentrepoeth School. Throughout the two-day session, eight teams of three students were tasked with developing a fairground ride that would hold 20 passengers and last for 30 seconds.
Each team was given Flowol 4 software and K’nex kits as tools to construct the project. All teams were involved in programming the ride with various speeds and direction changes utilising LED lighting and sound. The teams were then scored on meeting the basic specifications that were given to them at the beginning of the workshop along with safety and any other unique features they developed.
For the past four years, the TT Electronics-IMS team in Perry, Ohio has supported The Adopt-A-Family Association. This program provides families in the local community with assistance during the Christmas season. This year we adopted nine children and each child will be receiving up to 10 gifts this Christmas thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Perry team. TT Electronics also contributed three children’s bikes to the large amount of gift donations.
Last month Jason Arnold, Business Development Manager based in Rogerstone, participated in an event for the Movember Foundation to raise money for men’s health in the UK. Movember Foundation is a global charity that is committed to raising awareness for men’s health by focusing on issues including cancer, mental health and physical inactivity. The event takes place throughout the month of November and participants raise money for going shave free for 30 days. Jason was able to raise £250 through his efforts and TT Electronics matched his funds for a total contribution of £500 pounds dedicated to the cause.
For several years, the TT Electronics-IMS team in Fairford has provided support for STEMworks, an initiative that works with schools, businesses, and other organisations promoting STEM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).
Last month one of our skilled technicians, Alun Roberts added some valuable manufacturing experience to a “Build and Program Robots” workshop at Northleach Primary School in Gloucestershire.