2014 Summer Employee Picnic – A Huge Success!

On August 2nd, Marian Inc. and Marian Monticello held our annual 2014 Summer Employee Picnic.  Employees and their Families gathered at Forest Park in Noblesville, IN for food, fun and games.  A great time was had by all!

A major highlight of this year’s picnic was a raffle where the grand prize was a 2008 Pontiac Solstice Convertible.  Employees paid $25 per raffle ticket, all proceeds went to Gleaners Food Bank.  We raised $5,800 for Gleaners!  Employee, Ryan Hay, was the big winner!

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Marian Hosts Starfish Initiative Workplace Experience Event

Marian was honored to host a workplace job shadow event with Scholars and Mentors with the Starfish Initiative this past Tuesday, July 15th.  Starfish Scholars and Mentors spent half of a day at Marian learning about our business and shadowing our engineers to learn more about the job opportunities that can be available to them after they graduate from college.  The event proved to be a positive and rewarding experience for all!

Starfish Initiative is a college access and readiness program serving economically disadvantaged high school students in Marion County, Indiana.

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Marian Indianapolis Passes ISO 14001 Stage 1 Audit

Marian Indianapolis is working to achieve ISO 14001:2004 certification.  Marian Indy passed an important milestone this week in passing the Stage 1 Audit.

ISO 14001:2004 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system and can be certified to.  It does not state requirements for environmental performance, but maps out a framework that a company or organization can follow to set up an effective environmental management system.  A part of our Corporate Culture and Quality Policy is to continuously improve.  Part of this is implementing an environmental management system so that we can achieve the following:

  • Reduce our Environmental Impact
  • Ensure our Operations are Safe for Employees and the Environment
  • Ensure our Performance Meets Legal and Other Requirements
  • Satisfy our Customers

The Stage 2 Audit is scheduled for September.

Marian is a Preferred Converter for the 3M Automotive Division

Marian Inc. is proud to be named a Preferred Converter for the 3M Automotive Division.  Marian has been providing converted solutions using 3M materials to companies in the automotive industry for over 50 years. This official partnership between Marian and 3M Automotive will only enhance the service and solutions Marian provides to Automotive OEMs and Tier Suppliers.  All Marian locations in North America hold this new status with 3M.

 

Solutions that Marian and 3M can provide:

3M Automotive

 

Common 3M Materials for Automotive OEM and Tier Suppliers

  • 3M™ Acrylic Foam Tapes
  • 3M™ Dual Lock™ Reclosable™ Fastener
  • 3M™ Laminating and Transfer Adhesives
  • Surface Protection Film

 View Data Sheets for Common Materials

3M Automotive Solutions: http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/3M_Automotive/OEMs/

 Contact us to discuss your Automotive Application.

Marian Milwaukee Awarded “Elite Supplier” by Customer

Greenheck Fan Corporation has awarded Marian Milwaukee their Elite Supplier Award.  Greenheck nominates companies for this award who have provided exceptional service and have proven to be a successful business partner.

Greenheck Fan Corporation is a leading manufacturer and supplier of air movement and control equipment headquartered in Schofield, Wisconsin.

Marian Milwaukee proudly accepts this award from Greenheck and looks forward to a continued strong partnership.

 

Marian Milwaukee

N51 W13251 Brahm Court
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

t 414 672 3000
f 414 672 3009

 

Greenheck Fan Corporationhttp://www.greenheck.com/

Annual Marian Blood Drive

On June 4th, the employees at our Marian Indianapolis facility participated in our annual blood drive with the Indiana Blood Center.   24 employees donated!    This translated into roughly 57 transfusions for patients waiting at our local hospitals.  Amazing!

It is a large part of our company culture to give back to our community.  Thanks to all of those who participated and to the Indiana Blood Center for facilitating the donations!

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Our New Blog: Flexible Solutions

Marian has launched a new blog!  Flexible Solutions (http://blog.marianinc.com/blog) is a new forum for Marian to provide industry information, tips and best practices.  Visit our new Blog and subscribe to receive notifications of new information.

We will continue to post company updates and news on our News + Events page.

Solution Story: Tiny, Precise, High Volume – Electrically Conductive Silicone Washer

THE CHALLENGE

The customer needed a precisely cut washer that would act as a gasket on the standoff where two metal cast halves of an engine controller (EC) are attached. The gasket also needed to shield the EC from electromagnetic interference (EMI) with other “under-the-hood” electronics. The customer also required an efficient and cost-effective solution because the washer was a high-volume, small part (4,000,000 annually). It had to be placed quickly and accurately, or productivity would suffer.

 

THE SOLUTION

Marian offered to supply the customer with a part that could be placed accurately and automatically using the AccuPlace system.  Though the die-cut part was extremely small (.256″ x .157″), Marian was able to cut it precisely. In fact, Marian developed a specialized process to ensure that the small center slugs were removed uniformly.

 

BENEFITS

  • The conductive silicone material combined with the precise cut of the washer ensured EMI control.
  • The reliable material dimensions of the washer assured good height and width accuracy on the standoff surface.
  • Marian developed a process to remove the center slugs of the washer, the AccuPlace system handled the high volume of parts, and the customer enjoyed high productivity rates.

 

Click here to read more about this solution.

2014 Marian Suzhou Family Fun Day

On May 11, 2014, Marian Suzhou employees and their families were invited to the Marian Suzhou Family Fun Day.  Attendees played games and participated in other fun activities.  It was a great opportunity for employees to gather with their families and have some fun together.

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Marian Engineering Retreat

Last week, 25 of Marian’s Engineers traveled from all over the world to attend the 2014 Marian Retreat in Brookston, IN.  This energetic group met at The Camp Tecumseh Leadership Center for 2 days to participate in group meetings, team building activities, and lots of fun!  The Engineers enjoyed getting to know one another and took advantage of this opportunity to build a stronger team.

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Engineers and Marian Company Presidents

 

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Team Building Exercise

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Teams were tasked with building the tallest structure out of spaghetti and masking tape.  This is the winning structure!

 

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Another Team Building Exercise – Engineers setting mouse traps with spoons!

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…in the dark!

 

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The group enjoying a delicious meal