ITC Manufacturing: Leaders in Wire Mesh Decking

ITC Employees Run to the Finish Line at 13th Annual Pat’s Run

Rachel Anderson

On Saturday, April 22, the ITC Team of 25 people joined 28,000 other participants in a race to support the Pat Tillman Foundation, which invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships.

Congrats to the ITC employees with the top 10 times!

#1 – Yasmany Alpizar – 32:58
#2 –AriAnne Sproat – 50:36
#3 – Juan Hughes – 51:09
#4 –Cristy True –56:10
#5 –Tony Winkler –58:36
#6 –Chris Harman – 1:10:27
#7 – Alex Munoz – 1:10:29
#8 –Michael Hernandez – 1:13:03
#9 – Gabrielle Barrett – 1:16:23
#10– Katie Madsen –1:16:37

Thanks to all of those who participated in the 13th Annual Pat’s Run!

Check out images from the run, below.

MHI SELECTS ITC MANUFACTURING COO ARIANNE SPROAT AS THE 2017 FACE OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN WINNER

Rachel Anderson

Chicago, IL- (April 6, 2017) – International Technical Coatings (ITC) today announced its Chief Operating Officer (COO), AriAnne Sproat, has been selected by MHI as the recipient of the 2017 Face of the Supply Chain award at last night’s MHI Industry Night at ProMat 2017. Sproat’s inspiring story was shared through the #iWorkInTheSupplyChain campaign among 16 other supply chain professionals, where judges were “wowed” by her story and recognized Sproat as a role model for the next generation of workers in the supply chain.

Supply chain professionals who shared their story at iWorkInTheSupplyChain.com were automatically entered to become MHI’s 2017 Face of the Supply Chain.  MHI’s Mpro marketing professional group selected the finalist who best represented the supply chain industry with the ability to create positive impact on people around them and who was recognized by their peers within the company.

“This award could not be given to a more worthy and gracious leader than AriAnne. We are extremely proud of her and her desire to always strive for excellence; not only with ITC but with everything she sets her mind to,” said Faruk Gole, president and CEO of ITC.

”This is so exciting! It’s truly an honor to be recognized for my accomplishments and I owe a big part of that to ITC and the opportunities they have given me to achieve that success,” said Sproat. “I’m proud to be the 2017 Face of the Supply Chain and hope my story will make an impact on those who are pursuing a career in the manufacturing industry.”

Sproat began her journey at ITC as a receptionist and now works as the company’s COO.  She proudly wears the trailblazer label for women in business and, in particular, the manufacturing industry.  As COO of ITC, one of the world’s leading supplier of steel products, she has spent the past 18 years as a role model, demonstrating to the company founders and all employees that there is no task she can’t handle – and handle successfully.

MHI’s #IWorkInTheSupplyChain campaign helps promote jobs within manufacturing and the supply chain as an innovative and rewarding career choice as an effort to change the perception of working within the industry.  The goal of the program is to connect, engage and inspire next-generation workers to pursue manufacturing and supply chain careers.

For more information on ITC and its products, click here: https://itcmfg.com/products/. To stay connected, follow ITC Manufacturing on LinkedIn and @ITCManuf on Twitter.

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL COATINGS (“ITC”)

Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, International Technical Coatings (www.itcmfg.com) is the premier manufacturer of wire mesh products for the material handling and storage products industries.  As one of the largest wire and steel fabricators in the United States, ITC manufactures a wide range of wire product including heavy and light duty wire mesh decking, dividers and flue spacers, gridwall/slatwall, POP displays, industrial and specialty drawn wire, custom wire and steel products, mine mesh, re-enforcing mesh, security fencing and roll formed products.  In addition, ITC offers value-added services such as product design and engineering to meet the needs of distributors, mass merchants, retailers, archive storage providers, OEM’s and third-party logistics providers.

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ITC Unveils Architectural Fencing Systems to the Material Handling Industry

Rachel Anderson

Chicago – ProMat – (April 3, 2017) – International Technical Coatings (ITC) today introduced its renowned Architectural Fencing System (AFS) to the material handling industry, for multiple warehouse applications including safety, security and retention.  ITC has long been established as a leading manufacturer of wire mesh in North America, and is now offering its AFS, which has never previously been offered to the material handling industry. Its unparalleled quality standards combined with innovative manufacturing technology has also produced the highest quality fencing system.

“In current applications, most projects use netting, which can flex and may not fully contain the load, where AFS keeps the load in place and won’t let it flex into the flue space, which eliminates a significant problem,” said Faruk Gole, CEO of ITC.  “We believe that offering our un-matched fencing system to the warehouse environment will be a great step forward for our customers challenged to solve this problem.”

When configuring a warehouse environment, one challenge that continues today is securing the back of a structure, keeping materials from being pushed off or falling from the back of racks. AFS from ITC securely adheres to rack systems, preventing products and materials from falling as well as provides safety assurance for the parts of the warehouse where smaller items are stored.

In addition, AFS is ideal for any area that needs to be fenced off in a warehouse to bring an extra level of security including high priced items, office space or safety precautions such as hazardous materials. Installed indoor and outdoor, AFS is customizable for any configuration, and features the following benefits:

  • Various sizes and custom configurations to fit any fencing specification
  • Maintenance Free
  • Aesthetically Pleasing
  • Versatile
  • Weather Resistant
  • Secure and Strong
  • Less Obtrusive

For more information on ITC and its products, click here: https://itcmfg.com/products/. To stay connected, follow ITC Manufacturing on LinkedIn and @ITCManuf on Twitter.

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL COATINGS (“ITC”)

Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, International Technical Coatings (www.itcmfg.com) is the premier manufacturer of wire mesh products for the material handling and storage products industries.  As one of the largest wire and steel fabricators in the United States, ITC manufactures a wide range of wire product including heavy and light duty wire mesh decking, dividers and flue spacers, gridwall/slatwall, POP displays, industrial and specialty drawn wire, custom wire and steel products, mine mesh, re-enforcing mesh, security fencing and roll formed products.  In addition, ITC offers value-added services such as product design and engineering to meet the needs of distributors, mass merchants, retailers, archive storage providers, OEM’s and third-party logistics providers.

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ITC HITS PROMAT IN FULL FORCE

Rachel Anderson

Johnnie Caldwell and ITC Executive Staff to Launch New Products at ProMat

Chicago – ProMat – (April 3, 2017) – International Technical Coatings (ITC) is at ProMat this week with its entire executive staff, as well as a full sales team and new featured products to see as the industry’s biggest trade show kicks off in Chicago.  Demonstrating its strength and commitment to its leadership position in the material handling industry, Founder and Owner Johnnie Caldwell will be in booth #S2452 along with President and CEO Faruk Gole, COO AriAnne Sproat and CFO Kathy Hanrahan. This executive team works closely with its entire staff from top to bottom to ensure a team atmosphere and an environment that empowers its employees to learn and grow with the company.

“ITC was built on a foundation of hard work and a drive for excellence and we are very proud of the executive team we have assembled to lead our company,” said Johnnie Caldwell, founder and owner of ITC.  “We are pleased to be out in full force here at ProMat, where we can demonstrate the strength of our products, our evolving business as well as these great industry leaders we are so lucky to work with every day.”

In addition to the executive staff in attendance at ProMat, a few new components from ITC’s product lineup will be available to be shown at the event, including the newest wire flue spacer for use in any racking system. This flue spacer meets all fire code standards for the management of space, and snaps easily into any material handling racking upright.  Along with segments of the company’s AFS fencing product line, which is also being announced at the show, ProMat 2017 is an exciting time for the company.

ITC’s diverse customer base includes leading national chains such as Home Depot, Lowe’s, Wal-Mart, IKEA, and a network of more than 2,500 distributors.  With over 900,000 square feet of manufacturing and distribution facilities strategically located in both the Western and Eastern halves of the United States, ITC services the U.S., Mexico and Canada.  All ITC products are manufactured in the U.S., assuring the highest quality standards available in the industry.

For more information on ITC and its products, click here: https://itcmfg.com/products/. To stay connected, follow ITC Manufacturing on LinkedIn and @ITCManuf on Twitter.

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL COATINGS (“ITC”)

Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, International Technical Coatings (www.itcmfg.com) is the premier manufacturer of wire mesh products for the material handling and storage products industries.  As one of the largest wire and steel fabricators in the United States, ITC manufactures a wide range of wire product including heavy and light duty wire mesh decking, dividers and flue spacers, gridwall/slatwall, POP displays, industrial and specialty drawn wire, custom wire and steel products, mine mesh, re-enforcing mesh, security fencing and roll formed products.  In addition, ITC offers value-added services such as product design and engineering to meet the needs of distributors, mass merchants, retailers, archive storage providers, OEM’s and third-party logistics providers.

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ITC Employees Will Run to the Finish Line in Honor of Pat Tillman at 13th Annual Pat’s Run

Rachel Anderson

ITC has offered to sponsor all their employees to participate in the 13th Annual Pat’s Run, the signature fundraising event for the Pat Tilman foundation in Tempe, Arizona on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The 4.2 mile course winds through the streets of Tempe, finishing at Sun Devil Stadium in honor of Pat’s legacy, raising important funds to suppose the scholarship programs created in his name.

ITC has had the honor of participating in Pat’s Run for the last 10 years. Whether you come to run, walk or cheer on the team, we encourage all those at ITC to come together as a team and support Pat’s legacy and empower the Tillman Scholars.

For more details on Pat’s run or to register, click here: www.patsrun.com.

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017

Times

6:00 a.m. Race Day Expo Opens

7:00 a.m. Race Chair Start

7:05 a.m. 4.2 Mile Run/Walk Start

9:45 a.m. Pat’s Run Kids Run Start (.42 mile)

Location

Sun Devil Stadium, Arizona State University Campus

219 Packard Drive, Tempe, Arizona 85281

Course Overview

You will run/walk 4.2 miles through the streets of Tempe and finish at Sun Devil Stadium. The start line is located on the East side of the stadium on Packard Drive. The route features three aid stations and four runner refreshment zones at the finish. The .42 mile kids run/walk will take place from the Kids Corner to Sun Devil Stadium.

ITC Sponsored Columbus Employee’s Study Abroad Program in China

Rachel Anderson

ITC Columbus employee Gavin Kyle joined the company in March 2014 while attending Ohio State University as a Mandarin Chinese major with a Minor in Business.  After working in the Powder Coast area for only a summer, Gavin rejoined ITC in May 2016 due to the positive experience he had when he first joined the company.

Aside from ITC offering flexible work hours to accommodate his school schedule, it was what the company did for him that made him return. When Gavin first started working at ITC, he had a conversation with President and CEO, Faruk Gole about a study abroad program that Ohio State offered. Faruk said he wanted to help invest in his future.

ITC sponsored Gavin by giving him $5,000 to travel to China through an Ohio State sponsored, intensive language program. The money helped with travel expenses, food and books.  Gavin expresses a deep gratitude to everyone in the company, in general, as he would not have been able to go had it not been for the company’s generosity and support. He believes that participating in the summer program helped increase his comprehension and put him on the fast track to understanding the language and culture.

Gavin recently went back to China for a 2nd time, on his own, with an Ohio State sponsored China Gateway program, highlighted as a cultural exchange program.  The program gave him exposure to the vast number of minority groups and their different cultures. When asked why he chose his degree, Gavin said he “wants to reach his career goal of utilizing language and cultural skills in a meaningful way for U.S. and China relations, whether it is business or diplomatic.” Gavin shares a passion for ITC and is a part of the ITC family. He appreciates the support he has received and the chance to learn and develop with a growing company.

ITC Celebrates its Employees and their Families to an Exclusive Day at Castles N’ Coasters

Rachel Anderson

To celebrate its strong company morale and continued growth, ITC treated all of its employees and their families to an exclusive day at Castles N’ Coasters amusement park in Phoenix last Saturday. With an ‘all you can eat buffet’ and unlimited use of rides, coasters and karts, a total of 310 ITC employees and family members were able to enjoy a day of fun in the sun together while making memories that will last a lifetime.

Thank you for your hard work, everyone! We appreciate you.

Check out photos from the day!

Cubs knock it out of the park and to the FENCES

Rachel Anderson

The Chicago Cubs knocked it out of the park (and to the fences) with its 4-3 win against the Colorado Rockies this weekend at spring training. The 90-degree desert heat brought thousands of die-hard baseball fans to another sold out game at Sloan Park where they first entered the gates of our premier, Wrigley green architectural fencing system. Although its primary use is to secure fans with tickets from those without, the fence was also used as a place to lean against while eating a world famous Chicago dog and a backdrop for fan and celebrity photos. It was rewarding to witness the fencing firsthand and see how much value it adds to the stadium. What an awesome opportunity it has been to have the World Champs training facility in our backyard and to provide not only the Cubs but the Mesa community with the highest quality fencing system in the industry.

Go Cubs!

Check out photos from the game. That fence makes for a good backdrop, don’t you think Michael Phelps? 🙂

Thank you, Norma! ITC’s Good Samaritan Returns Lost Wallet to Young Mother

Rachel Anderson

Today, one of our very own employees, Norma Girton, went to lunch where she found a woman’s wallet lying in the parking lot of a McDonald’s. Inside the wallet was the identity of a 21-year-old mother of a newborn baby, her bank card, social security card, and $1,000 she had just cashed in from her tax return.

Using Facebook, we were able to locate the young woman, make contact with her, verify her identity and return her wallet.

With much gratitude, the young woman responded about Norma’s selfless act with a post on Facebook.

“Great news. There are great people still in the world. A lady found my wallet when she went on her lunch break. She’s been trying to contact me since she found it thru Facebook so while I was at the DMV about to get a replacement drivers license, I was fooling around with my Facebook and seen her message…I just received my wallet with everything in it. Words can’t describe how I feel. Thank you again Ms. Norma for returning my wallet back to me.”

Thank you for your noble and honest deed, Norma! We are proud to have you as part of the ITC family. The world needs more people like you!

*Norma is the shipping manager in Ohio and has worked with ITC for eight years. She was given $500 for being such a good Samaritan.

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