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Expansion of the SmartAnchor Division

Expansion of the SmartAnchor Division

In the last few months we have begun expanding our SmartAnchor division. With the approval of our newest patent, the LadderAnchor, and our growing clientele that are looking for smart solutions for their safety needs, we have hired new team members for the division!...

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Fall Protection Design/Build

Fall Protection Design/Build

“SKIN IN THE GAME” I heard once that the US Coast Guard requires the helicopter mechanic who repairs the chopper to go up with the pilot for the “test fly."  Talk about SKIN IN THE GAME!!!  Those mechanics are undoubtedly checking and double checking every mechanical...

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Great Customer Service “RULES” the world at Springfield

Great Customer Service “RULES” the world at Springfield

By Terri Jo Umlor, Vice President Whether its postage meters, cell phones, filing cabinets, or toilet paper, Springfield makes buying decisions based upon the level of customer service we receive.  If the customer service is there, we will also be there with our...

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SPRINGFIED INC. – PATENT APPROVED

SPRINGFIED INC. – PATENT APPROVED

January 2016  The team of Springfield Inc. has reason to celebrate today.  The Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued Patent US 9,234,389 dated January 12, 2016 to Springfield C.E.O. Terry Umlor for his innovative Springfield Ladder...

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Springfield SmartShield- Cover Your “Assets”

Springfield SmartShield- Cover Your “Assets”

Springfield CEO Terry Umlor invented “SmartShield” while searching for a better way to insulate pipes and ducts on the rooftops.  Having water enter a building whether from faulty pipe insulation or a leaky roof is a BIG PROBLEM and inconvenience for the busy facility...

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Be Proactive

Be Proactive

  PRO-AC-TIVE (Of a person, policy, or action) creating or controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than responding to it after it has happened. “be proactive in identifying and preventing potential problems." Joe arrived at work in Traverse...

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Rooftop Ski Slopes

Rooftop Ski Slopes

Terri Jo Umlor Remember the Michigan Blizzard of 1978 in Southern Michigan?  I sure do.  I was a freshman at Western Michigan University (Go Broncos!) when it struck – crippling the city of Kalamazoo.  I remember jumping off the roof with my little brother into the...

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Employee Retention

Employee Retention

Springfield Owners Terry and Terri Jo Umlor claim having fabulous employees is one of their biggest blessings.  But how does Springfield hire, retain and keep these fabulous people happily employed?  Let’s face it, Northern Michigan construction is tough – the summers...

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A New Paradigm for Ladder Safety

A New Paradigm for Ladder Safety

By:  Terri Jo Umlor, Vice President Work place injuries and disabilities create an enormous emotional burden on families and a financial dependance on our economy. The ripple can be felt through many generations of families. When a construction worker who is the head...

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Veterans and firefighters in the workforce

Veterans and firefighters in the workforce

  By Terri Jo Umlor, Vice President Veterans and firefighters are widely appreciated for their courage and selfless service to our communities and our country.  As a veteran owned company, we participate in outreach efforts to attract job applicants who have...

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Attention Roofers: Jack Frost Is Not Your Friend

Attention Roofers: Jack Frost Is Not Your Friend

    By Terri Jo Umlor, Vice President Traverse City Michigan sunrises are beautiful in autumn.  The sun sparkles off frosted rooftops.  As beautiful as this is, it poses a safety hazard for our industrial roof installation crews. Rapidly falling afternoon...

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