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Holiday Shut Down Schedule

Clifford-Jacobs Forging will be closed between the dates of December 24th – January 5th 2015. Happy Holidays, We will see you in the New Year!

Holidays & Maintenance Shut Down Periods

Holidays & Maintenance Shut Down Periods: CJ will be shut down during the following time frames.

INDEPENDENCE DAY: Closed Friday, 7/4/14, reopening for business at 7 AM CST on Monday, 7/7/14.

SUMMER MAINTENANCE SHUT DOWN: Closed Monday, 7/21/14, reopening for business at 7 AM CST on Monday, 8/4/14.

LABOR DAY: Closed Monday, 9/1/14, reopening for business at 7 AM CST on Tuesday, 9/2/14.

Staffing Updates at CJ

In an effort to better service our customers, we have made the following changes to our team.

New Customer Service Representative, Nicole Long
Clifford-Jacobs has brought Nicole Long on as a new Customer Service Representative.  Nicole studied at Parkland College and has 7 years of sales and management experience.  She brings great skills that will contribute to better assist our customers for years to come.

Promotion to Production Supervisor, Ryan Bales
Ryan graduated with honors from both Parkland College with an A.S. in Engineering Science (2009) and the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (2011). He started in the field of manufacturing as a technician and intern in the medical research industry and then joined a research group designing cost modeling analysis of 3D models. Joining CJ at the beginning of 2012 as a Forging Engineer, Ryan has now been promoted to Production Supervisor.   Ryan’s key responsibilities revolve around scheduling, raw material procurement and other related duties to meet the needs of our customers.

New Inside Sales Representative, Jeanne Peceniak
Jeanne graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 2010. She studied marketing along with film studies. She has 3 years of sales experience and most recently worked at SMS-Assist in Chicago as an operational manager. Her key focus at CJ is supporting the sales and quoting processes.

Holidays & Maintenance Shut Down Periods

Just a reminder that CJ will be shut down during the following time frames.

THANKSGIVING:
*Closed Thursday, 11/28/13, and Friday, 11/29/13
*Reopening for business at 7 AM CST on Monday, 12/2/13

WINTER MAINTENANCE SHUTDOWN:
*Closed Tuesday, 12/24/13, through Wednesday, 1/1/14
*Reopening for business at 7 AM CST on Thursday, 1/2/14

New Continuous Improvement Position at CJ!

CJ is pleased to announce the creation of a Continuous Improvement position.  Troy Dalton, Forge Shop Manager, has accepted the additional responsibilities. This combined role reports directly to the General Manager with a focus to develop and implement continuous improvement projects and programs.  Primary goals of continuous improvement are to enhance processes and products while leading Forge Shop personnel to ensure maximum efficiency and safety.

Gear Expo 2013

Visit CJ at the 2013 Gear Expo in Indianapolis September 17th – 19th at booth 916.  For more info about the show, visit the following link.  www.gearexpo.com

Upcoming Holidays & Maintenance Shut Down Periods

Just a reminder, CJ will be closed during the following times.

  • MEMORIAL DAY:  Closed Monday, 5/27/13, reopening for business at 7 AM CST on Tuesday, 5/28/13
  • FOURTH OF JULY:  Closed Thursday, 7/4/13, reopening for business at 7 AM CST on Friday, 7/5/13
  • MAINTENANCE SHUTDOWN:  Closed Monday, 7/22/13, reopening for business at 7 AM CST on Monday, 8/5/13
  • LABOR DAY:  Closed Monday, 9/2/13, reopening for business at 7 AM CST on Tuesday, 9/3/13

IMT Forge Group Organizational Changes

INGERSOLL, Ontario – As part of its plan to continually improve service levels and the overall customer experience, the IMT Forge Group is pleased to announce the following organizational changes: 

Bruce Wylie
, formerly President of Clifford-Jacobs, one of the IMT Forge Group companies, has been promoted to the newly created role of President of the IMT Forge Group. In this new role Bruce will oversee all areas of the forging operations under IMT’s family of companies.  Bruce’s new role will help more seamlessly integrate the IMT Forge Group companies.

Jason Ray, formerly Vice President of Sales of The IMT Forge Group, has been promoted to the newly created role of General Manager of Clifford-Jacobs. Jason’s experience in both sales and engineering roles will be instrumental while he works to improve customer satisfaction at Clifford-Jacobs.

The IMT Forge Group is a one-stop shop for all your closed die forgings needs. Capabilities now range from ½ pound up to 800 pounds, and include hammers, presses, upsetters and machining. The IMT Forge Group brings together Clifford-Jacobs Forging, PC Forge, and Welland Forge.

To find out more about these changes or the IMT Forge Group in general, visit one of the following web pages; www.clifford-jacobs.com; www.wellandforge.com or www.pcforge.ca

Release date: 1/8/13

For Information Contact:

Cheryl Hacking
Marketing Manager
IMT
226-339-4312
chacking@imtcorporation.com