Kohler Power Associates Provide Hurricane Relief SOURCE: Kohler Co.
DESCRIPTION:When Wayne Hirschmann – Supervisor, Field Service, Technical Support, and Troy Erickson – Service Application Specialist, boarded the Kohler plant bound for Puerto Rico, they didn't know where they would be staying, exactly what they would be doing or when they would be coming home.
"I asked Troy if he was willing to travel to Puerto Rico to help with generators," Hirschmann said. "When he said yes, I ...
Pune's Rajesh Arora Honored by Global Organization SOURCE: Kohler Co.
DESCRIPTION:The World HRD Congress recently conducted a research study to identify talented #Leaders as well as recognize excellence in processes. With this endeavor, the human resource development organization sought to identify the top human resources #Leaders in Pune. Candidates were identified based on their contributions, interactions with #Industry professionals and their roles and responsibilities.
Associates rally to help relief efforts SOURCE: Kohler Co.
DESCRIPTION:A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico City on Sept. 19, killing 369 people, collapsing 38 structures and leaving nearly 200 buildings severely damaged—but through the chaos, goodwill is prevailing
"Landslides, shattered glass, shouts and fear paralyzed all of Mexico," said Claudia Sanchez, Associate Market Analyst – Latin America Engines. "But, as in any crisis situation, Mexicans jumped into action, risking ...
Laura Kohler, Senior Vice President-Human Resources & Stewardship for Kohler Co SOURCE: Kohler Co.
DESCRIPTION:Listen to Laura Kohler's insights on the culture of Kohler Co. in NEWaukee's latest podcast.
Tweet me: Laura Kohler, Senior Vice President-Human Resources & Stewardship for Kohler Co- Community Commitment at a New Level http://bit.ly/2ycxKCW KEYWORDS: Social Impact & Volunteering, Education, Kohler Co., Kohler Stewardship
Congrats to our Kohler Ethics Communications team in Europe, the Middle East and Africa! SOURCE: Kohler Co.
DESCRIPTION:Congrats to our Kohler Ethics Communications team in Europe, the Middle East and Africa! Their 2016 campaign—including associate survey, essay competition and video—was honored with a Lotus Award from MARGINALIA magazine, which recognizes teams that invest in their workplace culture. "A few years ago, talking about #Ethics in EMEA was tough," said Scott Feltner, VP of ...
Former Kohler associate shares her experience as a factory worker during World War II SOURCE: Kohler Co.
DESCRIPTION:In the midst of World War II, the makeup of the U.S. workforce changed. Companies refrained from producing their usual goods to focus on war production. For example, in the Brass Department at Kohler Co., associates made artillery shells, submarine torpedo tubes and aircraft controls in place of bathroom brass fittings. The associates making those items changed, too.
Community clinic unveils new medical/behavioral wing to benefit the area's under served SOURCE: Kohler Co.
DESCRIPTION:Kohler Co. leaders, Lakeshore Community Health Care (LCHC) representatives and members of the Sheboygan #Community gathered Friday, May 5, to unveil LCHC's newly renovated Medical and Behavioral Health Wing.
The renovations to its 20,000-square-foot location in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, were made possible by a $1 million gift, spread over four years, from Kohler Co. ...
In honor of April being National Volunteer month in the U.S., we would like to thank all of our associate volunteers who make an #Impact in our #Communities around the world SOURCE: Kohler Co.
DESCRIPTION:In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, nearly 130,000 children live in #Poverty and lack access to basic needs, including clothing. Kohler's U.S. East Region Wholesale Management team volunteered for the nonprofit, Cradles to Crayons, to help make a positive #Impact on the lives of local ...
Two new studies by researchers at the University of California, Irvine and NASA have found the fastest ongoing rates of glacier retreat ever observed in West Antarctica and offer an unprecedented look at ice melting on the floating undersides of glaciers. The results highlight how the interaction between ocean conditions and the bedrock beneath a glacier can influence the frozen mass, helping scientists better predict future Antarctica ice loss and global sea level rise.The studies examined ...
Yes, you read the title correctly ' reversible concrete! It seems like an oxymoron ' concrete is known for its stability and strength, and its permanence. Well, not anymore! Last October at the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Self-Assembly Lab at MIT and Gramazio Kohler Research of ETH Zurich showed off a process that might finally one-up
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By Andy Cummings, Director, Client Solutions SOURCE: Versaic
DESCRIPTION:The benefits of having a #Corporate donation program far outweigh the costs. Investment in your #Community allows your corporation to build customer and employee loyalty while reinforcing positive #brand value. At Versaic, we have gathered insights and best practices from supporting hundreds of #Corporate donation programs with our CSR #Management solution.
Whether you’re launching a new program, revitalizing a stale one, or ...
MSU alums volunteer to introduce Kohler career options on college spring break #Corporate tour. SOURCE: Kohler Co.
DESCRIPTION:A group of college #Students traded the beach for #Business this spring break, participating in Michigan State University’s Spring Break Corporate Tour. The weeklong spring break alternative exposes MSU engineering and #Business#Students to the #Corporate world, and we were among their first stops.
Our Kohler, Wisconsin, location was one of seven companies that the #Students ...
Watch how associates are supporting an organization focused on educating the children of migrant workers. SOURCE: Kohler Co.
DESCRIPTION:In a continued partnership with Mobile Creches, some of our Kohler India associates have been providing health, #education and nutrition resources to underprivileged youth near Gurgaon. As part of our adoption of one of the centers, our team also works to empower mothers to advocate for accessible, affordable and quality childcare.
Watch a video to ...
Goals written on puzzle pieces show how individual efforts make up a larger picture SOURCE: Kohler Co.
DESCRIPTION:We Believe We're All Part of the Bigger Picture
For an individual or even a team, reducing a global company’s environmental footprint can seem like a daunting task. “Do my small efforts even make a dent?”
At a recent meeting of Wisconsin #Sustainability champions (we have more than 150 around the world), associates came to realize just how important their efforts ...
Cool professional development opportunity exposes associates to #Business in another country. SOURCE: Kohler Co.
One week and a jam-packed schedule of new people, places and cultural experiences: this is the once-in-a-lifetime, whirlwind trip 10 associates enjoyed a few weeks ago.
As part of Kohler’s third annual Hospitality & Real Estate global exchange program, associates from The American Club® resort in Kohler, Wisconsin, traded workspaces, cultures and ...
Kohler replaces last two coal-fired boilers with gas ones, continuing its #Corporate environmental strategy SOURCE: Kohler Co.
DESCRIPTION:China’s capital city is on an air-quality mission. And one way to begin to mend the heavy haze and smog that plagues its #Environment is replacing the unknown (but most likely large) number of coal-fired boilers still burning.
In 2013, our faucets plant in Beijing did indeed have two coal-fired boilers, but devised a plan to convert them to gas.
To do it ...
Sales team adds local giveback activity to its annual #Business meeting. SOURCE: Kohler Co.
DESCRIPTION:Setting the Stage for Stewardship
When Kohler Power Systems associates from throughout the U.S. gathered for their 2015 sales kickoff meeting, they were challenged to tap into their creative side.
Nearly two dozen team members did just that by painting the stage (literally) and building props for local nonprofit RCS Empowers’ spring performance of The Music Man. The organization ...
Kohler Co. Arkansas Plant Uses Teamwork to Stay Safe SOURCE: Kohler Co.
DESCRIPTION:A Track Record of Safety Deserves a Shout-Out
Our faucets team in Sheridan, Arkansas, knows the benefit of “safety first.” Together, they reached an impressive 1,000 straight days without a DART, or “Days Away, Restricted or Transferred” due to injury.
How did they do it? Led by an associate #Safety committee, the milestone was a collaboration of #Safety#Audit teams, ergonomic equipment and ...
Server finds that small changes in restaurant processes add up to #Waste (and cost) savings. SOURCE: Kohler Co.
DESCRIPTION:We Believe You Can Always Ask for More Bread
You’re out for dinner. Ah, the bread basket arrives. Mmm. But when you’re done with your fill, did you know that the rest is tossed in another type of basket? (That would be the trash kind.)
Our server-turned-sustainability-snoop Melissa Crane set out to prevent this kind of #Waste (and money in the garbage) ...
Meet artist Heimo Wallner, who is currently working in the Kohler pottery. SOURCE: Kohler Co.
DESCRIPTION:Artist Spotlight: Heimo Wallner
The Arts/Industry residency program, founded in 1974 by Kohler Co. and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, invites artists from around the world into the Kohler pottery, iron and brass foundries, and enamel shop to use #Industry tools and #Materials to inspire and create artwork not possible in their own studios.
We caught up with Heimo Wallner of ...
An 8-person maintenance team at our France-based bathroom furniture company is making #Energy use flexible and sustainable. SOURCE: Kohler Co.
DESCRIPTION:You’ve heard this tip before: turn down your thermostat a few degrees when you’re not home. Easy #Energy savings, right? Well, we’ve taken this concept industrial-size.
The eight-person maintenance team at our Sanijura bathroom furniture plant in Champagnole, France, realized that not everything has to be on full blast all day ...
One of my childhood memories, though brief, is indelible. It has been on my mind lately, because the other two people involved have long since passed, and I'm thinking I had better start sharing those moments for others to carry on.
The memory is simple: many people are gathered in a tight crowd. My mother is holding my hand as we make our way through it. Somebody is speaking. My mother stops. She lets go my hand, grabs my chin, and turns my head towards the speaker. "See that man?" She ...
SOURCE: Kohler Co.
DESCRIPTION:Kohler President David Kohler accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at the Kohler Design Center. The challenge has raised support for the ALS Association in the form of donations and awareness about ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease.
To learn more about ALS, the Ice Bucket Challenge, or to donate, click here.
About Kohler Co.Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, Kohler Co. is one of America's oldest and largest privately held companies ...
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DESCRIPTION:What happens when you combine the engineering expertise of Kohler and Caltech with the creative mastery of local Indian artists? You get the “toilet of the future,” piloted in a rural #Community in India and providing the access to proper sanitation that we all deserve.
Watch how this dynamic partnership, forged thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Reinvent the Toilet Challenge, transformed a shipping container into an off-grid, zero ...
SOURCE: Kohler Co.
DESCRIPTION:While #Waste is inherently unamazing, we can do some pretty amazing things with it to make the world a better place. (Take this, this and this, for example.) But the ideas themselves don’t just rise up out of the dumpster. Enter: our amazing, inspired associates.
Most recently, associates in our Shanghai office wasted no time donning their (metaphorical) thinking caps and putting their #Sustainability knowledge to the test as part of the weeklong unAmazing Waste ...
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10,000 euro, saved.
It’s hard to believe, but Gérard Mathieu has been riding his bike to and from work (x2, for lunch with his wife) since he started at Kohler in September 1974.
For this Director of Europe/Middle East Faucet Operations, the daily rides of 16 kilometers – or about 10 miles – started because his wife Christiane needed their shared car to get to work. Rather than purchase another gas-guzzling ...
Kohler Co. and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center look back on four decades of collaboration SOURCE: Kohler Co.
DESCRIPTION:KOHLER, Wis., April 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ – This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the well known Arts/Industry residency program, a collaboration between artists and manufacturing run by the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wis., that has proven groundbreaking for both fields. For four decades, the program has pioneered the collaboration of ...
The inside story of how Caltech engineers and Kohler designers are testing a toilet technology that could significantly improve the health of 2.5 billion people around the world. It might even appear in U.S. bathrooms, too.
Yan Qu and Clement Cid spend a lot more time thinking about poop than your average academics. The pair, both at Caltech, are part of a team working on what could be the future of bathrooms: a self-cleaning, solar-powered toilet that turns human #Waste into #Hydrogen and ...
It's rare to think of weather as a type of organism, constantly morphing and transforming the entire world along with it.
A massive sculptural effort in Wisconsin is about to #Change that. John Grade's kinetic installation, entitled "Capacitor," tracks the ever-evolving powers of Mother Nature herself, bringing her bountiful effects inside the gallery space.
"Capacitor" takes the form of a massive, illuminated honeycomb. The installation, made of flashspun high-density polyethylene ...
This Friday from 6:30-11pm Solar One and Fourth Arts Block (FAB) will be #Hosting a Dance Your Values Party in celebration of Shop Your Values Week and its efforts to get New Yorkers to put their money towards real systemic change for a better NYC economy.