On the Job with: Cheryl Pross





Featured employee: Cheryl Pross
Title: Customer Service Manager
Tenure with OSG: 20 years

 

After working 20 years at the OSG Illinois Office, Cheryl Pross decided to go out of her comfort zone. She jumped on the opportunity to further develop her career in Atlanta, GA. Moving over 700 miles away from home, Cheryl has been working as the Customer Service Manager at the OSG GA Regional Office for 6 months and is loving her new Southern OSG family.

 

You are probably wondering what makes Cheryl so adaptable to new people, work and life in the south. It comes from her philosophy to give respect to anyone. “Always respect your friends, co-workers, company and customers, and you will be rewarded with respect in return,” said Cheryl. Her philosophy was passed down from her hero, her mother, who taught her to not only work hard, but also enjoy life and love the people around her.

 

Her love of life and taking on new challenges extends to her personal life. Cheryl keeps her personal life busy with friends, running and traveling, but recently, her interest is to be 100% organic with skin care products and the food she eats. “It is nearly an impossible task, but I enjoy finding something I love that won’t harm me or the environment,” said Cheryl.

 

Cheryl’s new adventure in Atlanta just began in November, and she is certain that she will develop herself professionally and personally. “I had 1 month to pack up and leave everything I have known in Illinois and moved to Georgia by myself. It was the craziest yet the most exciting things I have done, and I don’t regret it for a moment.”


3 reasons why you should join OSG, a growing company that values its employees!



1. It’s the Outstanding People:  Our employees live our core values and treat each other like family.  We come from all types of backgrounds, but we find common ground in out-servicing our competition!

 

2. It’s the Superior Benefits:  Full medical/dental/vision PPO plan, 401(k) with company match and 3 weeks of paid time during the first year off means work-life balance like nowhere else!

 

3. It’s the Great Attitude:  Our cutting tools are the best in the world! This gives us the confidence to continue developing our employees so that we can continue making the highest quality products! 

 

 

Open Positions:

 

 

Jr. CNC Operators (Bensenville, IL)


CNC Setup Technician (Bensenville, IL)


Coating Operator (Bensenville, IL)


Technical Quoting Specialist (Bensenville, IL)

 
Jr. Design Engineer (Bensenville, IL)



Machining Applications Engineer/CNC Programmer (Bensenville, IL) 


Applications Engineer (Glendale Heights, IL)


Talent Development Specialist (Glendale Heights, IL)


District Manager/Sales Representative (Charlotte, NC)  

 

 

Apply online at www.osgtool.com/careers to join our growing team!

 

The EXOTAP VA-3® Now Available with Coolant-Through!


For any manufacturer, time is money, and an increasing number of companies are looking for ways to improve efficiency in their manufacturing process. In order to support such demand, OSG improved its popular tap series, the EXOTAP VA-3®.  The EXOTAP VA-3® already excelled in both stainless and carbon steels, but now you can tap at even faster speeds with our newly expanded VA-3® offerings!


What makes it possible to tap faster is the new VA-3® coolant-through capability. It prevents overheating and improves chip removal rates. As a result, you can achieve faster cutting speeds and smoother chip evacuation! In addition to the coolant-through capability, the new VA-3 taps offer DIN overall length for longer reach applications. The EXOTAP VA-3® series has become even more versatile to address your challenging needs.

 

 

In addition to these new features, the VA-3® taps feature optimized geometry specifically designed for stainless and carbon steels. OSG’s patented V coating provides excellent wear resistance and extended tool life. If cost savings and efficiency are in your To-Improve-List, give OSG’s EXOTAP VA-3® taps a try!

 

 

Spiral Flute      

List 307 - Inch  

List 347 - Metric  

 

Spiral Point

List 306 - Inch 

List 346 - Metric 

 

OSG BOOT CAMP- 6 weeks to a healthier YOU!

Summer is just around the corner, and we want to get fit fast! OSG’s annual BOOT CAMP has begun on May 4th, and our muscles are starting to get sore. BOOT CAMP is part of our corporate wellness program that helped OSG earn the title of a Fit-Friendly employer. This is our 4th year to host BOOT CAMP, and 30 employees are competing against each other. We finished the Biggest Loser Competition in March, so now it is time for us to get physically healthier and stronger!

 

We kicked off BOOT CAMP with the initial physical health assessment consisting of 6 tests:

 

-          Plank Test

-          Sit-Up Test

-          Squat Test

-          Push-Up Test

-          Vertical Jump Test

-          40 Yard Dash

 

Scoring is based on the results from the tests, and employees have 6 weeks to improve their scores. Weekly workout sessions will be held at Glendale Heights Office every Monday. On June 15th,  the final assessment is scheduled. Alyssa Walther, OSG Applications Engineer, thinks that OSG’s BOOT CAMP program is a great way to motivate and challenge herself.

 

“It is hard to keep up with challenging workouts by myself, but working out with my co-workers encourages me to try more and have fun at the same time.” 


For the highest performers and the most improved performer, prizes are prepared as follows:

 

Highest Performer (Males) - $50 Gift Card

Highest Performer (Female) - $50 Gift Card

Most Improved Performer - $50 Gift Card

2 Runner-Ups - $25 Gift Card

 

Good luck to everyone who is competing and stay tuned these next 6 weeks to find out the winners!

 

Heading to the East Coast, EASTEC 2015!

We are excited about exhibiting at the upcoming 2015 EASTEC which takes place at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA! EASTEC runs from Tuesday, May 12th through Friday, May 15th and has over 500 exhibitors and scheduled conference sessions. We will be bringing our latest tooling innovations to the event. Here is a sneak preview of what we have in store for you in our booth #5737.

 

 

If you are looking for indexable solutions for rough milling, finishing, and drilling in a wide range of applications including thin work pieces, weak fixtures, interrupted cuts, long reach, contouring, profiling, and heat resistant alloy machining, give OSG’s PHOENIX® Indexable series a look. OSG’s technology in replaceable head milling and drilling allows for stable, efficient and accurate cutting performance. 






Other products to see include our STI (Screw Thread Insert) Taps. OSG’s STI Taps are available in general purpose taps, high performance EXOTAP® brand taps, and premium high performance EXOPRO® brand taps. With our wide range of tap sizes in inch and metric, OSG offers the most comprehensive lineup of STI taps in the industry. Finally, we cannot forget about our revolutionary forming tap technology. OSG's EXOPRO® XPF Taps are fluteless forming taps which produce no chips and are more durable than cut taps. They generate up to 50% less torque versus other forming taps allowing you to achieve longer tool life and to use larger forming taps.

 

 

All of these OSG innovations and more will be available to see and our knowledgeable industry experts will be on-hand for you at EASTEC! We look forward to meeting you in our booth and answering all of your questions. Make sure to register for 2015 EASTEC today!