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2007 News Archive

UTC Recognizes HMI For Environmental Excellence Photo UTC Recognizes HMI for Environmental Excellence

HMI has been recognized by its parent company, Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies corporation, for outstanding environmental excellence. HMI is the recipient of UTC's annual Environment Health and Safety award in the category of continuous improvement. The award is open to all operating units of UTC worldwide including it’s Pratt & Whitney, Carrier, Otis and Sikorsky divisions. Steve Finger, Pratt & Whitney president, was in Clayville to present the award. Through a team-based approach, HMI has significantly reduced the resources needed and the waste generated from its production of metal powders. Other accomplishments are a 65% reduction in water consumption and 95% reduction in air emissions over the last six years.

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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.


HMI’s United Way campaign raised $17,735 in 2006. 

UTC’s contribution in matching funds was $2,057.  A total of $20,178 that benefits local organizations in our community.

Employee Teams and involvement at America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk, and Making Strides against Breast Cancer events.  Teams raised money to help others in area communities.

The annual Crusaders for Cancer Golf Tournament in July, raised nearly $18,000 through employees efforts in selling hole sponsorships, unique “HMI – Crusaders for Cancer” logo’d tee shirts, golf shirts and visors, in addition to sales of a 50/50 raffle (that was totally donated to the American Cancer Society by the winners).         

HMI judges scored the science entries at Utica College’s Annual Regional Science Fair from area junior – senior high schools that participate. And, at the Children’s Museum Science Fair with science entries from children in elementary school.  Pratt & Whitney – HMI Metal Powders also gave support to the Mohawk Valley Tech Education and Pre Engineering Showcase by the Research Foundation of SUNYIT.