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Meet Our Newest Member of the Precision Family!

 

          Please allow me to introduce myself… my name is Justin Pappas and I am the newest member of the Precision Automation family. I am very excited to be coming aboard and working as the new Marketing Coordinator. With blogging as one of my responsibilities, I wanted to allow you (our readers) an opportunity to learn more about me.

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          I graduated from Rider University in 2013 with a dual major in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Studies and a minor in Graphic/Web Design. College was a great experience for me and I had lots of fun both inside and outside the classroom.

describe the image          With a passion for creativity and how it relates to business I was looking for an institution that would allow me expand my business knowledge and have the ability to express my creativity through various avenues. Not only did Rider University give me access to what I was looking for but they opened the door for me in many other ways as well. After choosing my Entrepreneurial Studies degree, I began searching for a second major to specify in. Marketing is actually something that I fell into by accident. As required, I took an Intro to Marketing class and loved it. I learned how creative Marketing can be and thusly was drawn to it like a moth to a flame. In looking to graduate and continue into “the real world” I was really eager. My interest steamed from the thought that just because a marketing campaign work for one business does not ensure its success when applied to another (in the same industry or not).

          Outside the classroom I devoted my time to working diligently as a Resident Advisor (RA). Being an RA, you must wear many hats. I was on the front line working hard and handling anything that came to my door. Whether it was a personal or academic problem, the knock at the door could have come at 3 in the afternoon or 3 in the morning! Despite all of that, it was a position I knew I wanted and once I got it, it presented itself as more than I could have ever bargained for. I was assigned to manage and oversee two hallways of 50+ freshman and first year residents! As challenging as it was to take on, I loved every minute of it and can honestly say that I am thankful for all of situations and people that it put me in front of.  Shout out to Krone Zone A/B 2nd 2011-2013!

           Coming out of school I was ready to hit the ground running and finally apply my distinctive skill set. I held a Marketing Assistant position at a Medical Publishing Company in King of Prussia where I learned a lot and was finally able to put my unique and diversified skill set to the test. I am appreciative for the people I met and the professional foundation it gave me to move forward in my career.

          I have only been inside Precision for a few days but as I acclimate I’m anxious to see not only where this family company with almost 70 years of “precision” and excellence will take me, but where I can fit into our company and help us move into the future.

          I look forward to providing you all with great stories and company content moving into the New Year. Please comment below if you have any questions for me or if you have something you’re interested in learning. Talk to you soon!

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Time for Recognition!

 

Fred Rexon, President and CEO of Precision Automation Company, Inc., is pleased to announce the appointment of Gerry Renzi to Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Gerry has worked at Precision Automation for 33 years, serving in various capacities and most recently as our Director of Sales and Marketing. “I started in 1981 as a machinist and through the years I have worked in the assembly department, was the night foreman, worked in engineering and ultimately sales,” Gerry notes. “Working in various departments has given me an understanding of all the aspects of our business and how each relates to our customers. Guys like Fred Rexon Sr., Charlie Bittner, Warren Menaquale and Fred Rexon Jr. have shown me what it takes to be successful.” describe the image                                Gerry far right

This promotion is given in gratitude and recognition of Gerry’s expertise, dedication, and commitment to our company over the years. As VP, Gerry will be responsible for overseeing all of the company’s sales and marketing activities.

“Gerry has been a long-standing, dedicated company asset and is well deserving of this appointment. He has always served our customers with absolute professionalism and I’m confident that he will continue to help our company grow and achieve the goals we have established,” says Fred Rexon. “He has a great understanding of our organization and will work tirelessly to find a solution for any customer that comes his way. Gerry has always been trusted by our employees, as well as our customers, for giving good advice, honest opinions, and a warm smile every day in the office. We are truly lucky and thankful to have him as a leader in our organization.”

Aside from his respectable accomplishments here at Precision, work isn’t everything in Gerry’s life. He has a beautiful wife of 33 years (yes, he got married and started working for Precision all in the same year!) and enjoys playing golf, biking, traveling, listening to music and attending family related functions. He definitely is a very talented man with interests other than helping this company prosper!

We want to congratulate Gerry on this exciting appointment, as well as thank him for all he has brought, and continues to bring to our company!

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Changing of the Guard

 

screen shot 2013 09 21 at 3 25 45 am2After 4 years as the Marketing Coordinator for Arca and Precision Automation, Dan Rexon has been promoted to a full-time sales role for the Arca Automation labeling division of our business. I will be taking his place at the helm of our marketing operations which includes the responsibility for our blog. It seems appropriate to introduce myself to our blog readers. My name is Elizabeth Rexon, Dan’s younger sister. I just graduated in May from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia with a degree in Corporate Communications and I’m happy to be the newest member of the Precision Automation team!

Throughout my four years in school I had plenty of fun, but more importantly I’ve learned many beneficial skills to help me in the corporate “real” world. The fundamental courses within my degree have taught me the basics for using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign, which gives me the capability to create and manipulate different projects which will now be part of my responsibility. I relish the opportunity to utilize my creative ability to make an impact on our organization. 

I’ve learned the basics for creating websites using the program Dreamweaver, utilizing both HTML and CSS coding. I have had the training and capability to take both still photographs and videos using various types of equipment, and by working with the footage acquired from the video cameras I am capable of creating and editing using the iMovie and Movie Maker programs. By venturing outside of my major and taking various business courses, I studied the basics of business operations, accounting and management. I learned to utilize database programs such as Microsoft Access, which is beneficial for collecting and maintaining business contacts and important records.

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Aside from the computer generated tools I have learned to use, my Corporate Communication concentration taught me how to effectively and appropriately communicate in business settings, manage crises, develop advertising campaigns, analyze media, manage information and communication technologies and write corporate memos.

Last summer I was fortunate enough to get offered an internship opportunity with Cooper University Health Care’s marketing department in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. I assisted not only with Marketing, but also with the Corporate Communication, Public Relations and Advertising teams on different projects and programs. I learned many lessons and gained valuable business perspective.

So what does all this mean? What has my college experience taught me and how is this relevant to Precision Automation? First and foremost, I’m excited and enthusiastic to make an immediate impact on our business. I’m happy to be involved with the close knit family organization that we are, and I’m eager to benefit our organization as soon as I can.

I look forward to bringing the skills and knowledge I have acquired to add value to this company in every way possible. I believe in this organization and I know first-hand that our employees are committed, not only to our customers, but the success of this company as well. Almost 70 years of excellence proves this point.

I know that Precision Automation prides itself on maintaining a high standard of conduct at all levels, provides a desirable place of employment, and maintains a safe, healthy and friendly environment where everyone has the opportunity to continuously learn and apply new knowledge. I am beyond blessed to be a part of this extraordinary company and I can’t wait to add to its legacy.     

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Precision Automation Named to Quality Magazine's Leadership 100

 

We are pleased to announce that Precision Automation Company, Inc. was honored in the February 2014 issue of Quality Magazine as being ranked number 24 on the Leadership 100: Top Companies list!

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Precision Automation’s commitment to quality and strong leadership has once again been rewarded. Back in 2006 we were ranked on the same list being number 90. With years of diligent commitment to quality and innovation, a skilled and dedicated group of employees and of course, our loyal customers; Precision Automation has climbed into the top 25!Quality 100 plaque presentation

We are proud of every single member of this organization, because it is everyone’s input that makes us who we are. We rely on our quality machinists and toolmakers, mechanics, electricians, engineers, sales staff, administration and leaders. The organization as a whole, with everyone’s contribution, is what has gotten us to this point.

Following the publication, American Registry seconded the honor by adding Precision Automation Inc. to the “Registry of Business Excellence.” An exclusive plaque has been put on display in our lobby to commemorate this honor!

After the presentation of the commemorative plaque to our Quality Manager Mike Menequale and Plant Manager Jeff Salabritas, the President and CEO of Precision Automation, Fred Rexon, commented about the award by saying, “This is quite an honor for us, especially to be ranked in the top 25. The fact that Quality Magazine included Precision Automation in its selection of the Leadership 100: Top Companies is a signal that our constant efforts towards quality and business excellence are paying off. We are proud to be recognized.”

Quality 100 Award Fred Rexon Jeff Salabritas

Read the Article in Quality Magazine HERE!

See a PDF of the Article HERE!

Thank you again to everyone who makes Precision Automation such a special organization!

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pāco manufacturing Celebrates 60 Years!

 

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Based on the request of one of our largest customers, Precision Parts Company, then of Pennsauken, NJ, opened a second location in Southern Indiana in 1953. On Thursday, December 6th 2013, pāco manufacturing hosted a 60 year celebration a couple blocks up the road from the original building in Jeffersonville, IN.  It was a time to recognize a great accomplishment for our organization, celebrate our camaraderie, and relish all the memories 60 years have produced. There is no doubt the Precision Automation and pāco manufacturing organizations are one large family, and one that I’m profoundly proud to be a part of.

We celebrated pāco manufacturing’s longevity, 60 years Glen Morris being no small accomplishment. We handed out commemorative watches to several quarter century employees, individuals who have committed their working lives to bettering our organization and friends who we could never have succeeded without. We heralded our suppliers and business partners in attendance, for without them, we would have never achieved what we have. We viewed a great compilation video, prepared by Bob Daily, which brought the images of our past and present together.
 
Glen Morris, pāco’s President and master of ceremony for the evening, mixed comedy and wit with emotion and affection as he described the beginnings of the Indiana Corporation, where we have been, and where we are going. The words of our founder, Fred Rexon Sr., were read by our current President and CEO, Fred Rexon Jr. His compassion for pāco manufacturing is unfailing. It is one of his children and one of his life’s greatest passions. I can’t lie; his words moved me and I’m sure they did for many others in attendance.  Unable to make the trip from New Jersey to Indiana for the party, he was surely missed by all.

Fred Rexon Jr. Fred Rexon Jr. described his pride and admiration for the pāco manufacturing family and uttered reverence of his father for his courage in opening a machine shop far away from the comforts of his Southern New Jersey home. He expressed his sorrow that our founder could not be there to celebrate with everyone, but nevertheless was proud that two generations of the Rexon family were in attendance. Fred then went on to show his comedic and creative side with a poem describing the founding and growth of our sister location in Southern Indiana before concluding with a heartfelt ode to pāco manufacturing’s long-time leader and friend.



60 years in business is no small feat for an organization and 50 years of individual service is profound in many ways. Glen’s commitment to our organization is indicative of so many of our past and present employees, both of Indiana and New Jersey. A company is nothing without the dedication and love that our colleagues pour into it. As Glen said when he concluded the evening, we are totally blessed to have had the best and brightest employees anyone could have asked for.  

From your brothers and sisters in New Jersey, cheers to the past 60 years, the present and the future!

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Pomponio Racing Does it Again!

 

Pomponio Racing has won their fourth race in a row! Yes, you read that right, FOURTH in a row! A few weeks ago we published an article about their massive victory at the Gatornationals, their second win in a young season. Well, here we are a couple weeks later and we’re talking about their fourth. Here is the quick update.

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Following the Gatornationals in Gainesville, Pomponio Racing turned in another strong performance and won their third race in Richmond on April 14th. See the article from dragracecentral.com here. Riding a wave of tremendous success, they traveled to the Dollar General NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte, NC this last weekend where, you guessed it, they WON again! View the full results from this weekend here.

Pomponio Racing is leading the 2013 NHRA Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings in the Top Alcohol Funny Car class and stand as the team to beat at the track. This is an unprecedented run of success and we are tremendously proud of Dan and the entire Pomponio Racing team. We wish them the best of luck as they continue this amazing run!

Check out the first two minutes of the attached video to see the final round victory. Then skip to 2:57-3:40 for a brief interview with Dan with his newest piece of hardware!

Thanks for the shout-out to Precision Automation, we love you back!

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Pomponio Racing Wins 44th Annual NHRA Amalie Oil Gatornationals!

 

Precision Automation would like to congratulate our Executive Vice President, Dan Pomponio, and the entire crew of Pomponio Racing on their victory at the 44th Annual NHRA Amalie Oil Gatornationals in Gainesville, Florida on March, 17th!

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This was a victory like no other for Pomponio Racing and their Top Alcohol Funny Car. On a national stage, Dan and his crew turned in one career best run after another, culminating in a blistering 5.554 second run at 260.31 mph in the semi-final round and a 5.609 second, 259.61 mph championship run! See the round by round results here.

This is Pomponio Racing’s second win of the young season. On February 16th they won the Gainesville East Coast Regional on the same track. While the February win was a fantastic way to start the 2013 racing season, at the national event a month later, they shined even brighter. One career best run after another, Crew Chief Danny Pomponio had the Top Alcohol Funny Car tuned up and running better than ever. Heck, they even won “best appearing crew” in their brand new uniforms.

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"When I tell you and everyone that we are living proof that dreams come true I really mean it” Dan said discussing their gigantic win on a national stage, “When you add in the fact that we also won the Best Appearing Crew Award I can't imagine that it could get any better."

One of our first blogs, written a few years ago, highlighted the Pomponio Racing story. It is a story goes back decades, to the late 1960's and is one of passion, family and a commitment to excellence. Re-read that story here.

We cannot say enough how proud we are and wish Dan and his entire crew continued success!Pomponio Racing Wins

The Pomponio Racing crew is: Dan, Danny, Beth, John, and Johnny Pomponio, Ted and Maureen Schmidt, and Pete and Leanne Luciano.  

See Pomponio Racing in their next event at the Virginia Motor Sports Park in Richmond, VA on April 12-13th.

Check out Pomponio Racing’s website and follow them on their Facebook page.   

Read their feature story on dragracecentral.com here.


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Order Fulfillment Solutions from Precision Automation

 

Increase Warehousing, Distribution, and Manufacturing Production Line Supply Efficiency with FastFetch Batch Picking Systems!

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Precision Automation is pleased to announce our new partnership with FastFetch Corporation! FastFetch is a revolutionary order fulfillment system combining light directed, voice and wireless bar code scanning technologies.



Ideal for piece or case picking, FastFetch enables our customers to achieve virtually 100% accuracy while doubling the speed of their picking operation!
Best of all, our customers can realize a 100% return on investment in less than 12 months!

Some features of the innovative system include:

  • Unlimited scalability. Bay and Cart with Lightning Bolt
  • A thorough, web-based reporting system.
  • Infrared communication between bay and cart.
  • Replenishment during picking.
  • Speech in any language.
  • Forced unit scanning of special products.
  • Max pick quantity enforcement - for ease and ergonomics.
For questions regarding your specific application and how FastFetch systems can serve your business, Contact Us HERE.

For more information on FastFetch, visit their website or give us a call (856)-428-7400 to speak with an application specialist!
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Precision Automation® Upgrades Machining Capabilities with New Equipment!

 

Precision Automation® is pleased to announce our latest technology upgrade! With the purchase of a brand-new Haas VF5ss CNC Machining Center, we are more equipped to provide the highest quality machined parts and components faster than ever before!

CNC Machining CenterThe VF5ss (Super-Speed) uses cutting edge technology to provide precision machining. As stated on the Haas website, "Haas high-performance Super-Speed vertical machining centers provide the high spindle speeds, fast rapids and quick tool changes necessary for high-volume production and reduced cycle times."  

Gerry Renzi, our Director of Sales, shares in our company-wide enthusiasm. "We look forward to putting our new machining center to work manufacturing parts for you" he says, "and welcome the opportunity to quote high quality solutions for your requirements."

See our VF5ss in action below, and no, the tooling changeover is not in fast forward, it's just that fast!

Contact Us today to discuss all of your machined parts and component requirements!

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Arca Automation to Introduce New Labeling Machinery at Pack Expo 2012

 

We are less than one week away from the start of Pack Expo 2012 and I am pleased to announce that we will be introducing two unique Print & Apply Labeling Systems at the show!LinerPlus Advanced

Our new Dual-Label Print & Apply Labeling Machine is a specialized version of our successful LinerPlus Machine (pictured left) that simultaneously applies two labels at once. While applications for this innovative technology vary, we will be showcasing a machine that simultaneously applies a shipping label and a packing list.

By printing and applying a shipping label AND enclosed packing list through one label applicator this machine does the job of two machines in one! Demand from our customers has driven the development of this machine and we've already experienced success working with major online merchandisers.

 We are also very excited to introduce an innovative Inkjet Print & Apply system (pictured right). Utilizing HP Inkjet Cartridges, this system delivers the highest performance Print & Apply labeling available.

Why use Inkjet over traditional Print & Apply options?Inkjet Print

~ Dispense rates are not limited by traditional printing modules allowing for considerably faster Print & Apply labeling.

~ Greater print width options

~ Higher print quality with color options   

~ Less waste and longer run time between consumable changes    

Be sure to stop by Booth N-4545 to discuss all of your labeling requirements and see our full line of labeling equipment on display. We will be featuring Label Applicators and Custom Labeling Systems along with additional Print & Apply options.

CLICK HERE to attend the show for FREE!

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