CE receives the coveted Q1 Quality Award from Ford
October 9, 1991 was a proud day for Cascade Engineering when Fred Keller raised the Ford Motor Company Ql Preferred Quality award flag on the company flagpole. Suppliers that are awarded Q1 have demonstrated their commitment to and support for continuous improvement in quality and productivity.
Nippendoso Award of Merit
Nippondenso US, in Battle Creek, recognized their suppliers who met or exceeded their established goals in 1991. CE qualified with exceptionally high marks, showing "tremendous improvement in all areas of purchasing, engineering ideas, cost reductions and material control".
33rd Street Plant Built
The facility has a total of 50,000 square feet; 42,000 for the plant and 8,000 for the office. A unique feature is the 8' x 8' underground tunnel which runs the length of the plant. This tunnel houses the material vacuum lines, water system, machine electrical and air hook-ups, allowing a cleaner environment in the molding area.
Container Plant Named Among Top 10 Plants in America
Cascade Cart Solutions' Container Plant (now Buursma Plant) was selected as a finalist for Industry Week Magazine’s list of top 10 plants in America.
Labor Investing for Tomorrow Award
The U.S. Secretary of Labor presented Cascade Engineering with the Labor Investing for Tomorrow Award for achievements in employee skill improvement and outstanding contribution to workforce quality.
Literacy Partnership Award
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded Ron Jimmerson and Cascade Engineering the Literacy Partnership Award for efforts to advance literacy.
Systex Products Corporation Established
Systex Products Corporation, a joint venture between CE and Systex Japan, Inc., opened in Battle Creek.
Cascade Engineering purchased business assets of TrashPorters, a subsidiary of Waste Management of Florida and formed a new limited liability company called Invisible Waste Services, LLC to operate TrashPorters.
WOW® (Working On Wellness) Program started
Cascade demonstrates its commitment to employees by providing a valuable package of health benefits and wellness opportunities to assure everyone access to the services and information needed to remain in good health.
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Award
CE receives Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Award for five years of participation in "Clean Corporate Citizen" program.
Entrepreneurer of the Year
Fred Keller awarded "Entrepreneurer of the Year" award from Earnst & Young Professional Services firm.
Fred Keller Inducted to West Michigan Business Hall of Fame
Junior Achievement inducts Fred Keller to the West Michigan Business Hall of Fame for Outstanding Achievement.
Society of Plastic Engineers presents Fred Keller with annual award for "Outstanding Achievement in Buisness Management"
30th Anniversary for Cascade Engineering
CE celebrated its 30th year of business with a focus on sustainability and growth for the future.
Fred Keller Named to National Manufactuing Council
Commerce Secretary Don Evans named Fred Keller to the National Manufacturing Council. CE hosted the inaugural meeting.
CE launched its first brand and tagline
“Shaping Ideas in Plastics”
CE published its first Triple Bottom Line Report
National Governor's Association Award
For "Distinguished Service to State Government" by Michigan Governor, Jennifer Granholm
Surge Medical Solutions, LLC Established
CK Technologies Expands to North Carolina
CK Technologies announced an expansion of its operation to Mount Airy, North Carolina.
The Learning Community is opened. Re-designed as a LEED building
The Cascade Engineering corporate headquarters has been designed and remodeled to meet the certification guidelines of the LEED EB (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings) Green Building Rating System® developed by the US Green Building Council.
Neighborhood Recycling Center opened at Cascade Engineering's East Plant
The Neighborhood Recycling Center opened to support Cascade’s sustainability and Clean Corporate Citizen goals.
CE recieves "Employer Recognition Award" for women in the workplace from Women's Resource Center
Environmental Stewardship Award
The Society of Plastics Engineers honored CE with the Environmental Stewardship Award for its Triple Bottom Line Report
CE purchased equity interest in Brandmotion, LLC, gaining access to automotive aftermarkets
Kenyatta Brame joins Cascade Engineering Family of Companies as Vice President of Business Services
Mark Miller joins CK Technologies as VP of Sales and Marketing
Zero Waste group is formed starting "Zero Waste to Landfill" initiative
Cascade Renewable Energy Established
Cascade Consulting Group Established
Quest business unit was formed. Later rebranded as Cascade Consulting Group.
Star Awards Program Begins
Cascade Engineering begins peer appreciation and employee recognition program "Star Awards".
Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm visits Cascade Engineering GR campus
Diversity Visionary Award
Cascade Engineering named Diversity Visionary Award recipient by Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce
CK Technologies becomes wholly owned subsidiary of Cascade Engineering
Decade Products launches RACX pallet made from 100% recycled resins
Health Horizons wellness program is started
Automotive PACE Award
Cascade Automotive Solutions is honored with Automotive PACE Award for their Hybrid Acoustic Technology.
Sustainability for a Greener Environment Award
Cascade Cart Solutions' EcoCart™ is honored with Sustainability for a Greener Environment Award by the Society of Plastics Engineers.
LEED Platinum EB Certification
CE Learning Community building recives Platinum LEED EB (existing building) certification from US Green Buildings Council in Michigan
CE earns the Clean Corporate Citizen Longevity Award
CK Technologies Mount Airy, NC awarded LEED building certification
Triple Quest Established
CE and The Windquest Group partner to form joint venture, Triple Quest.
Car Czar, Dr. Montgomery visits Cascade
Two shot rotary platen for HMI and CAMI projects
Cascade Engineering named as one of 25 “Best of Michigan” companies by Corp magazine
CE receives Environmental Award from the Society of Plastics Engineers
Decade Racx® pallets awarded Cradle to Cradle Silver Certification
Cascade Cart Solutions launches "Pink Cart"
Developed by Cascade Cart Solutions, The Pink Cart supports the American Cancer Society's® breast cancer initiatives and the Canadian Cancer Society's® breast cancer research.