20 Years and Counting…..

CAR sends its warmest congratulations to employee John Nameeopanha who achieved 20 years of service in June. This is quite an accomplishment considering CAR is celebrating its 25th year in business this September. John was recognized at our June employee meeting. John works in our stampings department and is our lead set-up man in the multi-slides. John is a true expert when it comes to these unique machines and can always be counted on. Loyal newsletter readers may recall reading about John’s involvement building a school in his native country of Laos. Aside from working at CAR, John enjoys spending time with wife Oulay, and volunteering at the local Lao temple. John being honored at the June Employee Meeting John John celebrating the Lao New Year with Oulay and Sloane Pagano

Yvette Pagano Featured in Ontario County Daily Messenger

The 2010 census results showed that more and more women are business owners or in leadership positions. Ontario County Daily Messenger wanted a reaction to this statistic from local businesswomen. They interviewed Yvette Pagano, President of CAR for her opinion. Yvette was featured in their story along with some other local women leaders. CAR was also pleased to see CNC lathe apprentice Nate Pierce photographed as well. To read the full article click here

Randy Soulia Has Tied the Knot

CAR employee Randy Soulia, who works in our assembly room, was married on May 1st to Kimberly (Bailey) Soulia of Macedon. The wedding took place in Penfield, NY at Channing Philbrick Park. Close family and friends attended the intimate ceremony. The couple then honeymooned in Smokey Mountains of Tennessee for just over a week. Ironically the couple each has a daughter named Lilly, so the new family will have some fun times in store keeping their “Lilies” straight! Best wishes to the happy couple from CAR. Randy The happy couple Randy and Kim

Going Green Contest/Free Wood

CAR gets quite a few wooden pallets that we are unable to re-use due to breakage or odd sizing. It is illegal to burn this wood on site. It is not illegal to burn this wood for personal use, so if you plan on having a campfire this summer we’ve got you covered. We have tried to give it away numerous times- usually advertising it on Craig’s List. People take it (including employees) here and there but eventually CAR rents an extra dumpster and throws it away. CAR would be happy to donate any or all of this wood. Newsletter readers should contact Cheryl Hixon at chixon@car-eng.com to arrange for a pick up. As motivation- CAR is also having a Going Green Contest for best re-use of this wood. Marc Pagano (Yvette’s husband) used the scrap wood to build raised beds for their garden. Get your thinking caps on especially those of you involved with scouting, church groups, or any type of volunteer/community service. Please send your entries for wood re-use projects to Yvette Pagano at ypagano@car-eng.com We will be taking submissions until the end of Sept. 2011. The winning entry will receive a $100 gift card to Lento Restaurant. Marc Pagano is NOT eligible to win this contest; this was included as a thought starter only. The winner will be announced in next quarters’ newsletter- good luck. Garden Beds Raised beds courtesy of CAR scrapped wood

Scarlet Rogers Retires

On July 13th, Scarlet reported for her last day of work at CAR Engineering. Scarlett is Charlie Rogers’ (CEO/Owner) dog. This friendly employee has most likely greeted those of you who have visited CAR. After 14 years of service Scarlett is retiring to her Mendon home to contemplate nature and catch up on her naps. Scarlet’s sister Sage is being promoted from Junior Dog/Greeter to Senior Dog/Greeter effective immediately. The company celebrated Scarlet’s retirement with a cookout. Scarlet’s former co-worker, beagle Mary-Todd attended the cookout as well. Mary Todd retired along with her owner, Steve Marra former CFO. Thank you for your years of service Scarlet. Scarlet and Mary Todd CAR employees enjoying the cookout