ManageAssist, Inc., is pleased to announce the completion of a successful training program with UPF Gordon LLC, a leading supplier of trusses used in manufactured housing, residential and commercial construction, and a wide variety of boxes, crates, pallets, wood packaging and lumber panels. ManageAssist worked with UFP Gordon on upgrading their staff’s skills and, by so doing, improving their efficiency and competitiveness in the marketplace. The one-month training program was funded by the Workforce Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania.
Gordon, PA July 12, 2017 — ManageAssist, Inc., a corporate training firm, announced that it delivered an intensive, one-month training program to UFP Gordon, LLC. The training, on Competencies of Day-to-Day Management, was delivered with the help of a Pennsylvania state-funded grant. The program has helped to upgrade the company’s management skill set and by so doing, improve its overall performance in communication, production and timely, accurate deliveries to clients.
UFP Gordon LLC is part of Universal Forest Products, Inc., an international corporation composed of approximately 130 locations around the world with combined annual revenues last year of $3.2 billion. UFP Gordon manufactures and distributes products for several industries: manufactured housing, site-built and post frame construction, assembled products and packaging for the industrial market. It also supplies products for the concrete forming and shed markets.
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According to Tom Staskel, UFP Gordon’s General Manager of Operations, “The training provided by ManageAssist resulted in improving the quality of our products and also response time to meet customer needs. Now, customers can depend on us even more to take care of their needs in the future.
“The companies of Universal Forest Products are aggressively seeking growth through many avenues, including bringing new products to the marketplace,” Mr. Staskel continued. “A key aspect of our growth is fueled by educating and expanding the skill sets of our employees to help them advance in both responsibility and financial reward. We prefer to fill new positions from within and help our employees grow along with the company.”
One participant, a supervisor, enthusiastically endorsed the value of ManageAssist training. He told us, “The Supervisor Training class taught me some valuable lessons about dealing with stress, public speaking, and understanding my role as a supervisor. I am able to deal with stress in a healthier way instead of allowing it to build up and consume me. I learned the importance of motivating my fellow employees to maximize morale and productivity. The public speaking segment of the course allowed me to sharpen my presentation skills and the feedback that was given during the presentation was extremely helpful. Now I feel more comfortable speaking in front of our group in our daily department meetings. I am now more aware of my role as a supervisor, and the critical communication aspects of the position.”
When asked how UFP Gordon selected ManageAssist, Mr. Staskel said, “We were made aware of the fact that grant money was available, and determined that ManageAssist could provide us with valuable training which would improve the way we do business, especially the interactions between supervisory personnel and their staff.
ManageAssist commented, “We were very pleased with the management support that UFP Gordon put into the training, enabling it to both gain and maintain traction with the participants and facilitating practical application of the classroom content.”
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