without distortion. If it is the flooring of
a commercial aircraft, it must be strong,
light and fireproof.
If this sounds very high tech, it is.
The amount of engineering that goes
into these advanced components is
extraordinary. Many of the employees
speak a high-tech language that is foreign
to most non-engineer types. The high
tech nature of TenCate in Morgan Hill is
one of the characteristics of this company.
This is sophisticated stuff. The testing
labs are a testament to an extreme level
of high tech. All orders undergo extensive
testing. One section of the facility is a
bank of labs dedicated to testing every
characteristic of the product. Customers
work with staff to identify and specify the
qualities of the materials they need. It is
not unusual for a client to come in with
one set of specifications and change
them for the better with the help of
staff. Customers also are involved in
testing and auditing the manufacturing
of their components. Extensive records
and audit procedures are maintained.
A second characteristic of the
Morgan Hill facility is that employees
seem to like it there. People are happy
and involved. Jobs are often multi-
dimensional. A good example: the
machine operators who combine the
resins and components are also quality
inspectors. They are responsible for
flagging defects and imperfections. In
the hallways, manufacturing floor and
offices employees say hi and smile!
Employees proudly point out products
that use their components. There are
approximately 350 employees between
the Morgan Hill and Fairfield TenCate
sites. And the company is hiring
workers for the shop floor.
A third characteristic is the high
level of security and safety. Badges are
swiped entering and leaving different
branches of the operation. Everyone is
accountable and comfortable with that.
Safety is an obvious priority. TenCate
has a lot of government and military
contracts, which heightens the
TenCate in Morgan Hill should be
a source of pride for local residents.
Here is an international manufacturing
company focused on aerospace that
has chosen Morgan Hill. Materials
from TenCate are shipped all over the
world…another example of how inter-
national is the touch of Morgan Hill!
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