Started well before the current Covid 19 crisis, Actron has completed its new 8000 SQ FT expansion to increase our capacity for large machining capabilities. This fully air-conditioned and renovated facility is now open and features such machines as our HAAS VF-11, VF-9, (2) VF-6 SS’s, our large horizontal HAAS, EC-1600 ZT, our 5-Axis UMC 750, and a VF-4 4-axis. We also have a brand new quality lab with a high precision FARO arm measuring device capable of taking on the larger parts. Actron is very excited to make this announcement and showcase our newest facility.
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CLEARWATER, FL 12/23/2019
Actron Entities, Inc., a leading manufacturer of precision machined and fabricated components and assemblies, is pleased to announce the following promotions:
John Staszewski has been promoted to the position of President and is responsible for manufacturing operations, sales, and customer relations. John has been with Actron since 2016 and previously held the position of Vice President and General Manager.
Alana Dergham has been promoted to the position of Executive Vice President and is responsible for all administration, accounting, material control, information technology, and human resources. Alana has been with Actron since 2014 and previously held the positions of IT Manager, Controller, and Vice President of Administration.
Congratulations to both John and Alana in their new roles as they lead Actron into the next decade.
Actron has been actively working as one of about 25 manufacturing companies in the Tampa Bay Region to develop a workforce training system through the TPM (Talent Pipeline Management) methodology developed by the US Chamber of Commerce. The intent is to foster interest in manufacturing and then to have a fast track approach to developing entry level technicians that have the aptitude to eventually advance in the organizations to higher level skilled positions. This approach is not industry sensitive, but was developed by a cross section of manufacturers that have a need to fill entry level jobs and begin internal training programs designed to replace exiting experienced employees. Because of Actron’s geographic location, we have the opportunity to sponsor and be directly involved in the first manufacturing boot camp event to be held in central Pinellas County. The training will be provided by AMSkills working with Tampa Bay Works and will serve as a pilot program for similar events throughout the region. We encourage anyone who is looking for a career in manufacturing to explore this boot camp opportunity that has the potential to provide a meaningful career in manufacturing.
Actron is very pleased to announce that we have successfully purchased an additional 8000 square feet of manufacturing space directly across the street from our main facility. Formerly belonging to Actron Precision, we are re-united with this building that will become our machining building once the current tenants get relocated to another facility. This additional space brings Actron to 38,500 square feet total and gets us some room we desperately need for additional machining and assembly capacity. We do not get occupancy until the end of the year, but the plans remain the same:
- Move the U44 laser out of the north building (scheduled for early June) into the main building next to the new fiber laser.
- Convert the north building into a top-quality paint shop and powder coat facility
- Relocate the current machine shop to the former Actron Precision facility across the street
- Establish a precision assembly operation in the existing machine shop facility (south building)
These are a lot of ambitious plans, but they are all required to continue on with our lean journey and support our ever-more sophisticated manufacturing requirements as we continue to grow into new markets and capabilities.
Congratulations to the entire Actron Team for achieving a finalist position for the prestigious Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Award. This is quite an honor. See PDF link below to read the official press release.
Actron Engineering is a Finalist for the prestigious 2018 Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Award, presented by the Florida Sterling Council and FloridaMakes.
Three employees from Actron’s management team attended the Quality of Leadership (QOL) program in Clemson, South Carolina taught by Dr. Mike Bagley. Dr. Mike has had over 7,000 graduates worldwide complete his class and has many success stories.
The objectives of the program
- Understand the difference between managing “things” and leading “people”
- Develop knowledge, skill, and expertise for using a wide variety of leadership tools, techniques, practices, and actions for the purpose of developing people, implementing change, and growing the business
- Develop a personal leadership action plan
- Provide motivation and inspiration for helping managers, peers, and co-workers re-energize, reinvent, and recommit to being the best that they can be
As one of the team members that went to the class, I can truly say that it was very inspiring and there was never a dull moment. Dr. Mike was very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the entire course.
Here are some pictures from the class and a QOL shrine made after we came back!
Actron Engineering is proud to be supporting the American Heart Association’s Tampa Bay Heart Walk this year. The Tampa Bay Heart Walk is the second largest Heart Walk in the nation with over 35,000 participants coming out for the walk on November 11, at Raymond James stadium. Actron has set a goal to raise $5,000 to help the American Heart Association’s mission of improving the health of all Americans. In an effort to reach our fundraising goal of $5,000, we will have a lot of fun ACTRON-wide events planned that will help contribute to our overall efforts but we need your help! See below link to contribute to the cause.
Direct link to ACTRON’s Heart Walk webpage: http://www2.heart.org/site/TR?fr_id=2403&pg=team&team_id=246074
Fundraising Bake Sale @ Actron
In order to better serve our customers as well as keep up with growing demand for precision machined components, Actron is pleased to announce that we have purchased (2) additional HAAS VF-2 SS milling machines equipped with 15,000 RPM spindles and 4th axis capabilities. These smaller but very quick machines will add capacity in the area we need it most at this time. The machines are scheduled to arrive in the last week of October, 2017.
We felt it important to post an update regarding Actron, our employee’s and families, and the current situation in regards to the post Irma conditions. I am very happy to report that none of our employee’s or their families suffered any injuries during or after the storm. Although many of our employees suffered some losses due to wind, rain, and power outages, all in all we came thru this in good shape. Quite a few people left the area and others chose to remain, but we are all present and accounted for at this time. The Actron facilities suffered no damage at all and as of 9/13 when power was restored, we are 100% back up and operational. We are very fortunate that the storm took the path that it did and we want to thank the concern and well wishes received from our customers and employees during this stressful time. Our great team is working extra hours to make sure that as few of our customers as possible suffer any supply interruptions as a result of this storm. As always, we are here to answer any questions or concerns that you might have regarding your orders.
Actron is heavily involved with the Florida Defense Contractors Association and we pride ourselves on being sponsors for many of the events. On June 26, 2017, Actron was represented by one of its employees at the FDCA Federal Affairs Workshop in Washington D.C. This workshop was full of helpful information presented by members of the Florida Congressional delegation, Trump Administration Leadership, Industry Leaders, Contracting and Federal Budget experts. Some of the important topics that were discussed included defense industrial base issues, updates on budget trends, and enhancements in technology. The attendees were able to have Q&A with top level officials and discuss current events. We look forward to sharing more news with you so come back soon and take a look at what’s new at Actron!
Congressman Charlie Crist and Actron Employee, Alana Dergham