Micron’s Thanksgiving Potluck – Hold the Turkey!

Micron’s Thanksgiving Potluck – Hold the Turkey!

Micron celebrated Thanksgiving this year at our annual no-turkey potluck.

Per our tradition employees bring a dish or side of their choosing, but we leave out the turkey to give the bird a rest and save that treat for Thanksgiving Day with our friends and families.

This year’s feast featured kielbasa, pulled pork mac, corn salad, egg rolls, and many other wonderful sides our team brought. It’s a great reminder of why we work well together, and of Micron’s connection to family and community.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Micron team!

Help! Wanted?

Did the sign get your attention?. The sign was displayed by a local manufacturer in the 1960’s to attract job applicants.

Here at Micron, we’ve had a recent focus on our interviewing process, especially since our business has rebounded. We need help, but the right help (regardless of gender). Values and traits that include integrity, honesty, respect, positivity, and dependability are critical to our culture at Micron. Not only that, but to the culture we bring home to our families at the end of the day.

The interviewing process consists of two discussions with the candidate: values and then skills. Questions like: “What are three (3) positive things your prior / current employer would say about you?” and “What would you like to see changed at your last job?” help us understand how the candidate would fit working at Micron with others. Skills and experience are important, but if the candidates’ values are not in sync with our culture, it is simply not a good fit. And in the end, if a company is held in high regard in the community as a great place to work, candidates will seek to apply.

If you want to learn more about career opportunities with Micron, call 616.453.5486.

-Mike Preston, Micron’s President

The Importance of Standardizing

Exciting news here at Micron! We’re proud to announce the delivery of a new CNC lathe. This Miyano 2″ diameter lathe is the second of two within the last 7 months – not necessarily to add capacity or capability. But to STANDARDIZE PLATFORMS.

It is an important lesson learned after purchasing two CNC lathes several years ago with similar capabilities and from different machine builders. Tooling was not interchangeable, programming language dissimilar and when service was necessary, it came from one of two machine builder distributors. This time, the people who work set-up and produce the products (machinists) were included in the decision making! It seems elementary, but obviously we missed that input years ago.

What else has this impacted? Training time (same distributor and trainer) and knowledge retention (same programming and tooling). Now, in our 69th year of 3rd generation business, Micron continues to grow, learn and “standardize”.

– Mike Preston, Micron’s President