Connector Manufacturing Company is pleased to announce Barry Baker as Vice President, Utility Sales.
Barry has been with CMC for 25 years and has successfully worked in Production Scheduling, Cost Accounting, Purchasing, and most recently, Product Development. Barry has spent much of the last year working with our Representatives and our Utility Sales and Marketing team to help grow the division.
We congratulate Barry and look forward to a great 2013
Tenor great Ronan Tynan performed in honor of Bill Boehm; (he sang at President Reagan’s funeral).
The concert was in honor of William Boehm, whose donation helped to bring Tynan to Butler County. When fundraising began, Boehm immediately pledged his support, sending in twice what he originally promised, Stanbery (HFSO Conductor) said. But Boehm, passed away before seeing his efforts come to fruition. “He was a very private, very generous man,” Stanbery said. “Ronan said a few words to Bill's family and co-workers in attendence, and then performed a stunning rendition of ‘Oh Danny Boy’ in Bill's honor.
CMC Mourns the loss of our Founder and Chairman, Bill Boehm.
March 3, 2012
April 8, 2011
CMC hosted 30 students from Wilson Jr High school - for job Shadow day through Butler County Junior Achievement. The students saw first hand how our machines work, how our parts are designed and talked with several of our professionals about their postion at CMC and the importance of a good education. Students also got to see our wind turbine. We will be hosting another 30 students on May 20.
On February 23rd, 2012 - Connector Manufacturing Co. turned 36.
Bill Boehm featured in the NEMA Electroindustry Magazine
Bill Boehm, Chairman of CMC founded NEMA's Political Action Committee in 1998 and is a tireless champion of good government and candidates for public office, in Ohio and nationally, who will advance pro-competative, pro-manufacturing policies. to read the entire article got to:
Connector Manufacturing Company Headqaurters Installs Wind Turbine
To see the news coverage go to this link:
CMC was covered by channel 19 as well as making the front page of the Hamilton Journal News.
To see the building of the windmill:
Connector Manufacturing Company Headqaurters to Install Wind Turbine
September - October 2010
Rocknoll Energy will be erecting a 100 ft Bergey wind turbine for CMC on October 1st, 2010. This will be the first wind turbine in Hamilton, the first Bergey in Southwest Ohio, (the closest is north of Columbus), and the first Bergey in the tri-state. It will save Connector approx $700.00 per month once in commission.
Connector Manufacturing Company Headqaurters to Install Wind Turbine
CMC® is in the process of purchasing a wind turbine and acquiring the necessary permits to have it built and used at our headquarters in Hamilton, Ohio. It is estimated to save approximately $6-7,000 per year on our overall energy bill Construction should be started by May of this year for the Bergey Excel 10kw wind turbine.
CMC® enlisted Rocknoll Energy Systems, an alternative energy company that sells and installs an assortment of outdoor boilers, corn and pellet stoves and Skystream wind turbines. Our goal is to provide our plant with safe, clean, and affordable power that will continuously reduce not only our energy costs, but our carbon footprint as well. Our Bergey will be 100 feet tall and have a 22’ blade span, (11’ per blade). Cut in speed is at 4 miles per hour, with no cut out speed. The Bergey is designed to handle high wind without malfunction.
Another effort to continue our pursuit in lowering our energy consumption, CMC® is currently working with the City of Hamilton, Clean Energy Solutions and The Melink Corporation (www.melinkcorp.com) to partner in creating a solar project for the City of Hamilton Utility using CMC’s facility rooftop. This is an effort where the utility could incentivize their customers to own these systems (i.e. Sacramento Municipal Utility is offering a $1 an installed watt for commercial systems, up to a megawatt). James Moorman has a phone call placed to the Solar PV Program Manager for Sacramento Municipal Utility and is still waiting to hear from him. At a very high level the main benefit to the City of Hamilton will be the Peak Power Reduction (therefore less reserve requirements).
CMC® Utility has a very successful line of Wind and Solar products. It only makes send (sense) that we take the next step to convert our own natural occurring resources into safe, clean and affordable energy solutions.
On March 15th a film crew will be walking the Connector Manufacturing Company hallways. Inside Business Report creates programs that look at the inner workings of industries, trends and relevant issues that fuel our society. The show combines an unrivaled host, Fred Thompson, with a team of highly experienced producers for the benefit of educational television.
“The show takes you on a journey to discover today what the corporate community will be talking about tomorrow”, says Thompson. The show airs during the day on a variety of well-known news networks, such as CNN Headline News, The Discovery Channel, Fox Business Network and others.
CMC® will be highlighting our many patented products as well as our wind and solar lines in our portion of the show. Once filming is complete, we will update you on the show’s air dates, times and locations.
Kite and Key Award
The Kite and Key Award recognizes individuals who have advanced the interest of the electrical industry through active and sustained involvement in NEMA activities. The winners, pictured right, have contributed their time and expertise to NEMA and the electrical industry.
Greg T. Nienaber, is currently the Senior Vice President of Research & Product Development, and company Officer for Connector Manufacturing Company. Greg started with CMC in May 1980, after two years as Project Manager with another connector manufacturing firm. Greg’s first exposure to the electrical connector industry was as design engineer and product test lab manager, evaluating both aluminum and copper electrical connectors, for application within the 600 Volt electrical system. After working with both UL and CSA on several testing projects, he was invited to become a member of the UL Industrial Advisory Group, (now the STP Group) in the development of the UL486A/486B, 486C, 486D, & 486E product test standards, along with the CSA-IAG covering C22.2 No 65 (1165A) and CSA, C57 test standards for utility products (over-head aluminum terminations) in Canada.
In 1984 through CMC’s affiliation with NEMA, Greg became a member of the 8CC PED, Electrical Connector Technical Committee, and later that year chaired an Ad-Hoc Committee, involving the standardization of aluminum alloy test conductor, required within the individual product test standards. Wire & cable manufacturers, the Aluminum Association, and UL, & CSA representatives were active in this discussion. Those revised requirements are still part of the product test standards today. Greg’s exposure to all facets of the electrical industry, and its wide range of products, through both OEM, and utility customer contacts and product development projects, brought him a greater understanding of the challenges and application requirements across many product types within the 600Volt grid.
Over the past twenty five years, Greg’s NEMA involvement has grown to include additional committee’s within NEMA which include CANENA, IEC-23F-TAG, ANSI C119.1, .4, .5, .6, &.7, SCAPC, NFPA-70B, NEMA/UL Policy, NEMA/CSA Policy, and C & S Committee’s. Greg is the current Chairman of 8CC PED Electrical Connector Section and, Chairman of the Electrical Connector Section-Technical Committee. His electrical product application expertise, and applicable product standard testing background, also have placed him on several NEMA Task & Ad-Hoc Groups regarding UL Proposal’s on AA-8000 Alloy conductors, ANSI C119 Cooperative Fault Current Testing, and NEMA/UL Policy Alternate Construction directives.
Greg graduated from Kentucky Vocational School for Mechanical Drafting & Design, in 1970, and attended Kentucky University extension for Mathematics and Design Application in 1971. He worked in the Injection and Rotational Molding field from 1972 thru 1978.
Greg will be celebrating 30 years of service with the Connector Manufacturing Company in May of 2010. Because of Mr. Nienaber’s long and continuous active involvement in and support of NEMA activities and those relating to the 600 Volt, termination system, NEMA is proud to present him with the Kite & Key Award.
Connector Manufacturing Company TOP 100 company AWARD
Each year, Deloitte & Touche USA LLP, The Cincinnati Enquirer and the Cincinnati Chamber present awards of tremendous achievement to the area's top 100 privately-owned companies.
Connector Manufacturing Company has once again been named a TOP 100 company. CMC was awarded the "up and coming business" award in 1997. The very next year, we made the top 100 list and have remained ever year after.
CMC Wins Community Appearance Award
from the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce
CMC was awarded a lovely certificate from the Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce for business community appearance.
Jean Schmidt visits CMC
Congresswoman Jean Schmidt (Ohio 2nd District) took time out of her busy schedule to visit with the employees of CMC. She gave a 30 minute speech and took many questions from concerned employees about upcoming issues and votes. CMC makes it a practice to inform it's employees of our representatives voting records.
Bill Boehm then took the Congresswoman on a tour of the plant, and lunch was searched thereafter, where further discussions, questions and answers took place. We would like to thank Congresswoamn Schmidt for her visit.
Bill Boehm Awarded
Small Business Person of the Year!
Bill Boehm, Chairman and CEO of Connector Manufacturing Company is named this year’s Small Business Person of the Year 2006 at an event hosted by the Small Business Council of the Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce on June 27th. Despite the large growth of the company, Bill has always known the importance of giving back to the community.
Among his charitable work, Bill served as Vice Chairman of the board for the Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra, has actively participated in the adopt-a-school program, and has started the Boehm Foundation through the Hamilton Community Foundation, which creates college grants. Because of Bill’s strong commitment to management, innovation, growth, personal integrity, and community involvement of the Chamber of Commerce, the choice for this year’s winner was clear.
We salute you and congratulate you on your award!
CMC Lab Gets GREAT Review
CMC’s third party test data program was recognized by the UL auditor as a well-organized facility and equipment calibration continues to be well maintained. The auditor also reports, our “laboratory accommodations and conditions are very well kept with good control of ambient conditions, along with having very secure and limited access. Management’s commitment to quality was very evident in the actions taken to address key issues identified in past audits”. GOOD JOB fellas!
Pictured left to right: Greg Nienaber, - Vice President R&D, Walt Ballek - Auditor, Adrian Rice - ISO Coordinator/Lab Quality Manager, Aftab Kahn - Industrial Engineer.
Lieutenant Governor, Bruce Johnson Visits CMC®
Lieutenant Governor, Bruce Johnson visited Connector Manufacturing Company on May 2, touring the plant and meeting with area business and civic leaders. During his visit, he provided insight into Governor Bob Taft's plan to establish a tax system that promotes economic development and the competativeness of Ohio's assets. Johnson said changes such as reductions in the personal income tax and the phasing out of several business taxes would help stimulate Ohio's economy. "What we've done in this state for the last 50 years is to overtax manufacturing," Johnson said. "Over time, we have run manufacturing, for the most part, out of state." The administration's plan would eliminate the lowest two income brackets and reduce rates by 21 percent over five years. Meanwhile, it would phase out tangible personal property taxes like the manufacturing and equipment tax inventory over five years
The plan also would get rid of corporate franchise tax and rplace it with a 0.26 percent corporate activity tax.
Johnson said the plan cuts taxes on investment, but raises taxes on consumption. In order to mitigate a loss in state tax revenues, Taft's plan retains half the penny sales tax approved during the last budget cycle to keep the state afloat.
Johnston noted that the plan discussed must still pass the Ohio Senate. "We are encouraged that the House if Representatives has passed our plan and that so many groups are backing it," Johnson said. "We now need everyone that wants to strengthen Ohio's economy to contact their local legislators to voice their support." For more information on the plan, visit www.jobsforohio.com.
Connector Manufacturing Company was very pleased to host this meeting. "Had this (plan) been in effect 20 years ago, I would not have gone out of state twice for expansions," said Bill Boehm, Chairman, CEO and Founder of Connector Manufacturing Company.
STEVE CHABOT VISITS CMC®
Congressman Steve Chabot visited CMC and spent quite a lot of time touring the plant, giving a short speech to CMC employees and fielding their questions. This visit was a great way to polarize the current effort to educate CMC employees about the upcoming election.
For the first time in history, NEMA PAC launched a Get-Out-the-Vote campaign to encourage electrical manufacturing employees to get to the polls. Connector Manufacturing Company joined this effort by educating our employees on issues that pertain to our type of business. Using a web site created by BIPAC, the Business Industry Political Action Committee along with other resources, CMC created large posters displaying the voting records of local Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky Congressmen on these issues. Our goal was to motivate a well-informed voter to exercise one of their civic responsibilities and get to the polls. "Often lost in the rhetoric of those campaigning for office is the actual performance of the candidate," says Bill Boehm, Chairman and CEO of CMC, "When they've been in office, they have a voting record. That's a measure of performance. Manufacturers wouldn't stay in business very long ignoring performance measures. We think our leaders should be held up to the same standards."
Chabot looks on at the poster showing his past voting record, as well as the other congressmen.