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2006 News Archive

Keith, Grant and Comm. Sheehan
Keith, Grant and
Comm. Sheehan

Homogeneous Metals receives NYS Environmental Excellence Award

HMI was one of six winners of this prestigious award.  The project was selected for its’ significant reduction to hazardous waste generation and air emissions.  HMI presented the mop water evaporator project that has put HMI 90-99% below its allowable limits for nickel and chromium to the municipal sewer and for significant reduction to hazardous waste generation and air emissions. 

An Award ceremony took place at HMI in January 2006 where NYS DEC, NYS and Oneida County representatives and guests from Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford joined all employees for the award presentation and lunch. 


HMI Recertified as a UTC “ACE Gold Site”

Assessors John Papadopoulus, Director for ACE Programs at United Technologies Corporation and Wendy Pratt, Carrier Corporation, congratulated employees at a gathering in September 2006 for achieving competitive excellence with focus on the customer.  This is the first unit within UTC to achieve “Gold Status” for the 4th time.

ACE is a standard operation system for improving and sustaining quality and productivity throughout all of UTC continuing to focus on our customer’s needs.


Back to Basics – Skill Based Training Program

This development program for all employees was kicked off in June 2006 and will continue throughout 2006 and into 2007.  This program offers developmental opportunities for any employee that wants to learn a new skill and a good basic refresher for some.  On site training topics are: welding; hydraulics/pneumatics; electrical; CNC Machining and programmable controllers.  Additional training will be offered in other development areas in 2007.


Ursula Flagg Award

HMI was one of the recipients of an Ursula Flagg Award for Human Resource Excellence – Best Practice in Strategic Management, awarded by MVSHRM and the MV Chamber of Commerce.  This award paid tribute to HMI’s focus on how the company integrates human resources into planning and executing organizational strategy, on both a short term and long term basis.  The award was accepted by Jennifer Towns, Manager-Human Resources and Grant Bauserman, General Manager.


Mohawk Valley Living (at HMI)

This is the title of a local weekly television show that showcases the heritage of the Mohawk Valley region and was at HMI in October 2006.  Richard Enders and his crew were hosted by Grant Bauserman, General Manager, to a fascinating facility tour that was videotaped for a weekend television broadcast.  Mr. Enders gave lots of interesting information of the history of HMI in the broadcast and mentioned that this was the cleanest factory he had seen! Good job HMI!

gifts prestented

2006 HMI Customer Open House.

Wednesday September 13 and Thursday, September 14

2006 Open House Agenda



Job Fair Graphic

HMI Job Fair
HMI participated in the CNY Employment Expo in February 2006 at Hotel Utica.  Jennifer Towns, Human Resource Manager and other HMI employees networked with job seekers and other companies in the area and promoted HMI as one of the best employers in the area.  HMI will be facing retirements over the next few years and job fairs are one of the avenues we are pursing.