On the Job with: Cheryl Pross
Written by OSG
Title: Customer Service Manager
Tenure with OSG: 20 years
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.
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.
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!
Written by OSG
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!
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!
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!
Jr. CNC Operators (Bensenville, IL)
CNC Setup Technician (Bensenville, IL)
Coating Operator (Bensenville,
Specialist (Bensenville, IL)
Jr. Design Engineer (Bensenville, IL)
Machining Applications Engineer/CNC Programmer (Bensenville,
Applications Engineer (Glendale Heights, IL)
Specialist (Glendale Heights, IL)
District Manager/Sales Representative (Charlotte, NC)
online at www.osgtool.com/careers
to join our growing team!
The EXOTAP VA-3® Now Available with Coolant-Through!
Written by OSG
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®
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.
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!
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OSG BOOT CAMP- 6 weeks to a healthier YOU!
Written by OSG
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
kicked off BOOT CAMP with the initial physical health assessment consisting of
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.
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.”
the highest performers and the most improved performer, prizes are prepared as
Performer (Males) - $50 Gift Card
Performer (Female) - $50 Gift Card
Improved Performer - $50 Gift Card
Runner-Ups - $25 Gift Card
luck to everyone who is competing and stay tuned these next 6 weeks to find out
Heading to the East Coast, EASTEC 2015!
Written by OSG
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.
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.
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.
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!
On the Job with: Katie Oswald
Written by OSG
Featured Employee: Katie Oswald
Title: Inventory Control Specialist
Tenure with OSG: 5 years
For Katie Oswald, family is her number one priority. She always makes sure that she spends as much time as she can with her husband of nine years, three and a half year old son, and puppy. To keep up in her never-ending race, she lives by the rule, “a minute wasted is a minute lost,” so she uses her time at work and at home efficiently.
Her love of family also extends to her teammates at OSG. As an Inventory Control Specialist at the Parma office, Katie looks to her coworkers to help get the job done right. “Teamwork is what makes the world go round. Together, we can accomplish great things!”
To add to her race, Katie is also working on her cooking skills, recently creating her own version of Ina Garten’s French Chicken Pot Pie. She also is an avid photographer. “Whether the subject is my son or nature, I love capturing every moment.”
Strategic partnership and licensing agreement between two market leaders: OSG cutting tools with the HAIMER Safe-Lock™ System
Written by OSG
Corporation and Haimer GmbH, a market leader in tool holding technology, signed
a strategic partnership and licensing agreement allowing OSG to bring our end
mill tools to the market now with the HAIMER Safe-Lock™ System.
Safe-Lock™ design in cutting tools and toolholders combines high precision
press fit clamping with a positive form locking mechanism. This prevents round
cutting tools from being rotated or completely pulled out from their tool
holder during heavy machining. The combination of symmetrical pull out
protection with the highest concentricity and excellent balance of the
Safe-Lock™ system results in a vibration-free machining process. This leads to
a more efficient metal removal rate that is superior when compared to
conventional milling chucks or Weldon shank cutting tools and toolholders.
been testing various systems for pull out security over the past several
months. Only the technology of the Safe-Lock™ system proved worthy of
integration with the OSG quality standards. Jiro Osawa, Technical Managing
Director at OSG headquarters and CEO for North America, explains: “Our field
testing proved that the combination of our end mills with Safe-Lock™ resulted
in higher RPMs and feed rates even with difficult-to-machine materials. This
enables our customers to obtain a significant increase in their current metal
removal rates, while at the same time having a higher security in their
machining processes. Safe-Lock™ also has a very positive effect on tool wear.”
Tim Holmer to Present at Aerodef
Written by OSG
One of our very own, Tim Holmer, will be hosting a presentation at AeroDef on April 22, 2015 titled “Composite Drilling—In Slow Motion.” AeroDef is the aerospace industry’s most acclaimed manufacturing event, featuring the leaders in commercial and defense aerospace manufacturing.
“Composite Drilling—In Slow Motion” is an experiment using high-speed video to show the effects of several drilling geometries in a variety of structural composites. Attendees will learn about the challenges of drilling composites and the effects on hole quality. Common issues such as uncut fibers and delamination can be seen in a new perspective with the video visual aid, and tips on how best to avoid them will be explained. The information provided will help assist in proper selection of drill geometry for specific types of composites.
Tim has been providing customer support for various industries as an Applications Engineer for two and a half years. Before joining OSG, he graduated from Wright State University with a Mechanical Engineering degree.
Beyond his engineering expertise, Tim is experienced in public speaking, having presented at IMTS 2014 in Chicago, at various customers’ locations, and internally at OSG. After recently taking a more of active role in the Aerospace Industry by testing tools for new applications in our R&D Facility, Tim is ready to share his newest project with the AeroDef attendees.
Tim’s presentation will begin at 10:55AM on April 22nd in Coronado B (located on the lobby floor of the West Wing) during the Machining & Drilling of Composites session. Before or after the session, be sure to stop by OSG’s booth# 434 to check out our many drilling geometries, and more, that we have to offer.
OSG Promotes Jones to Vice President - Sales
Written by OSG
OSG announced the promotion of Rick Jones to Vice President- Sales.
Jones joined the OSG sales team as a District Manager in 1986, and he ascended
to various leadership positions such as Regional Manager, Area Manager, and
most recently the National Sales Manager. Jones has overseen the national sales
force of OSG’s cutting tool division as the National Sales Manager since 2013.
In his new
role, Jones will also oversee the OSG fastener products division sales team in
addition to cutting tool sales. “With his 29 years of experience and guidance
of OSG’s Sales, we are certain that he will help OSG reach new heights,” said
Mike Grantham, the President of OSG.