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Which is more important, people or facilities?

Even more than the impressive building, it was our Creation people and our people-centered culture that shone through at the Grand Opening of our Creation Technologies San Jose location. Last Wednesday, I was delighted to join 120 customers, suppliers, government officials and business partners who came to celebrate with our Creation team as we officially cut the ribbon on our latest facility.

2012 07 25 City of Milpitas Mayor Jose Esteves joins Jeff Kuypers, Faiyaz Syed, Arthur Tymos and David Longshore in the ribbon cutting as Creation team members look on

The 79,000 square foot facility, located at 1873 Barber Lane in Milpitas, California, is a shining example of American-based manufacturing and of our Creation culture. Not only have David Longshore, Faiyaz Syed, Jeff Kuypers and our entire Santa Clara team created a top-notch manufacturing space to enable our customers to grow, but they have also created a second Bay Area Creation location with an enjoyable and caring people-centered culture.

In fact, our new facility has the same feel as our Santa Clara Business Unit. David and Faiyaz, have worked hard to ensure that our Creation culture, Lean Thinking in Action and Customer-Focused business model have been carried over.

At the exciting event, we were honoured to receive a Key to The City from Milpitas’ Mayor, Jose Esteves.

2012 07 25 Milpitas Mayor Jose Esteves presents a Key to The City to Creation Technologies. Arthur Tymos receives as David Longshore and Jeff Kuypers observe.

At our celebration, we were honored by an impressive flag raising. This was very appropriate for a number of reasons, including the fact that David, other members of our team and several of our customers and partners previously served in the military.

2012 07 25 Flag Raising by Soldiers from Charlie Company 2nd Battalion Small Arms Readiness Group led by First Sergeant Beckles

Creation Technologies has long viewed California, and in particular the Bay Area, as a strategic market. We made our first investment in Silicon Valley with the acquisition of Asemtec in San Jose and followed this with the bold acquisition, in the uncertain economy of late 2008, of Proworks (now known as Creation Technologies Santa Clara).

This additional expansion of 79,000 square feet is yet another entrepreneurial move by our team to strengthening our footprint in this dynamic market, provide an even stronger foundation for future growth and success and positions us as the EMS provider of choice in California and beyond.

I want to thank and recognize our entire team for the fantastic job they did in establishing our new Creation Technologies San Jose location.

While we are extremely thankful to have been blessed with an excellent new facility, I am especially appreciative of the numerous complements regarding our people that we received from our guests.  In reality, it is people that make the difference.

Do you agree that it is really all about the people and not the facility?

18 Comments to Grand Opening Of Creation Technologies San Jose

  1. Mary's Gravatar Mary
    Jul 30, 2012 at 8:10 am | Permalink

    Sorry, I disagree.

  2. Jul 30, 2012 at 8:14 am | Permalink

    Way to go. It has been exciting watching your company grow over the years with honesty and integrity!

  3. Dave Pettigrew's Gravatar Dave Pettigrew
    Jul 30, 2012 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    I want to congratulate all of the employees of Creation Technologies San Jose on the opening of their new plant. It is a wonderfully visible statement made in an era of offshore manufacturing that a team of employees, many of them employee-owners, can create a center of manufacturing for North American customers…… in North America! Your leadership team should also be congratulated, Arthur, for their continued success in serving the specific markets and customers upon which Creation has focused. To answer your question about. ‘is it really all about the people’ – ABSOLUTELY. Well done team!

  4. Antonio Ortiz's Gravatar Antonio Ortiz
    Jul 30, 2012 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    Do you agree that it is really all about the people and not the facility?

    I believe that the people are the backbone of the company. Does it end there? No! Facility, and the equipment is just as important as well. I believe when we are in one accord, one agreement, all thinking the same things with a purpose, and a vision in hand, and when we put are mind together nothing can get in our way. GBU

    HERE WAS ONCE A Countryman who possessed the most extraorinary goose you can imagine. Every morning when he went to visit the nest, the goose had laid one single beautiful, glittering, golden egg.

    The Countryman took the eggs to market and soon began to get rich. But it was not long before he grew impatient with the goose because she gave him only a single golden egg each day. He was not getting rich fast enough and was becomming quite greedy.

    Then one day, after he had finished counting his money, the idea came to him that he could get all the golden eggs at once by killing the goose and cutting it open. But when the deed was done, not a single golden egg did he find, and his precious goose was dead.

  5. Jul 30, 2012 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    Knowing this organization continues to expand is great news for the business and local community. This company lives their values. I was mentored by several of the current leaders when I worked at creation and i cannot be more thankful for the coaching, advice and how they walked their talk. The community and customers of this organization are working with a great example. Hopefully more business will take their lead.

  6. Khalid's Gravatar Khalid
    Jul 30, 2012 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    I agree it is the People, along with right equipment and strategic location. Many other can have the same equipment, but not the right team to deliver excellent results within this Valley and globally. That is why many companies like to have presence in Silicon Valley, where these people are available. Wishing Creation to grow more and especially in the Valley.

  7. Jul 30, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations Arthur, and everyone at Creation Technologies.

  8. Dan Shepard's Gravatar Dan Shepard
    Jul 30, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    Arthur,

    God bless and wishing you all the best

  9. Robert Trent's Gravatar Robert Trent
    Aug 11, 2012 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    Back in 1994, I immediately noticed something different about Creation as I sat in the lobby awaiting my job interview with the company. Instead of employees feeling unmotivated and indifferent, everyone seemed excited to be part of a team and were all scurrying about before my eyes, giving their very best effort. I had never witnessed this before in all of the companies in which I had previously worked and I knew that I wanted to be part of this “family”.

    Somehow Creation managed to maintain that unique culture as they grew dramatically over the years. It not only came from the top down (i.e. good management) but from the bottom up as each new employee was assimilated into and empowered by Creation’s healthy and productive culture. Each new worker quickly learned, “Hey, I can make a difference too.”

    Keep up the good work, guys!

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