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Get to Know Groov-Pin: Karen Fitzgerald
8/1/17  |  Lauren Ciuba

Karen Fitzgerald is the customer account representative at Groov-Pin’s subsidiary, Precision Turned Components (PTC), in Smithfield, Rhode Island. When she’s not helping customers at PTC, Karen volunteers with the Rhode Island Stage Ensemble (RISE) to do special effects makeup for performances.

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Get to Know Groov-Pin: Ray Miller
7/3/17  |  Lauren Ciuba

Ray Miller is the quality inspector at Groov-Pin in Newnan, Georgia. Ray has worked hard over his past 24 years with Groov-Pin to ensure that we are shipping the best possible products to our customers and his relationships with fellow employees help to keep everything running smoothly.

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GA CATT Continues Recruiting for Year 2 Apprentices
6/23/17  |  The Newnan Times-Herald

Each of Coweta’s eight industry sponsors – Grenzebach, E.G.O. North America, Yamaha, Kason, Yokogawa, Winpak, KCMA Corporation and Groov-Pin – will train at least one industrial mechanics apprentice from the second class of 11 students in the GA CATT program.

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Grooved Pins Find a Unique New Application
6/21/17  |  Lauren Ciuba

Our Grooved Pins are used to strengthen assemblies in a range of industries from Aerospace and Automotive to Irrigation and Medical. Recently, Grooved Pins found a surprising new application thanks to Peter Diepenbrock, a Rhode Island artist and designer.

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Coweta Program Visited by Apprentices from Germany
6/13/17  |  The Newnan Times-Herald

The corporations taking part in the program are Grenzebach; E.G.O. North America; Yamaha; Kason; Yokogawa; Winpak; KCMA (Kawasaki); and Groov-Pin. The companies work in conjunction with the Coweta County School System and the technical college to ensure the curriculum is relevant to the employment needs facing each company.

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Learn About the Best for RI Campaign
5/30/17  |  Lauren Ciuba

Learn more about the Best for RI campaign launched by Social Enterprise Greenhouse and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. The movement was modeled after the Best for NYC campaign and promotes change through the power of business.

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University of Rhode Island Students Present Capstone Project with Groov-Pin
5/22/17  |  Lauren Ciuba

On May 8th, the three University of Rhode Island (URI) students presented the final design report on their Capstone project with Groov-Pin. Their project analyzed the forces, torque, and deformation caused through thread forming and failure using finite element analysis in a program called Abaqus.

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Get to Know Groov-Pin: Doug Waller
5/2/17  |  Lauren Ciuba

Doug Waller is the large pin operator at Groov-Pin’s Newnan, Georgia facility. Every day, Doug sets up the machines and runs them, working on customer orders that need to get out the door.

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4 Moments from Groov-Pin's History
4/28/17  |  Lauren Ciuba

From our original facility in Long Island City, New York to mementos from our 10th-anniversary dinner, take a look at a few photographs from Groov-Pin’s history as we prepare to celebrate our 91st anniversary next month.

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Get to Know Groov-Pin: Virginia Weston
4/4/17  |  Lauren Ciuba

Before Groov-Pin parts can make it out the door of our Rhode Island facility, they have to pass by Virginia Weston, our quality assurance manager. Learn more about her job responsibilities including calibration, ensuring gauges are up to date, and reviewing prints.

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