The Family That Heat Prints Together…

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Every family member received a personalized jersey. Who doesn't love a shirt with their  name on it? These girls did!

At the Family Fun Days event in Pennsylvania, home of Hotronix and DFC, every family member received a personalized jersey. Who doesn’t love a shirt with their name on it? These girls did!

This is an old snapshot from a Stahls' company picnic over 20 years ago. That's brother Brian Stahl in the background and some of you might know Tammy Duffiney who is raising her arm in triumph, celebrating her team's win in some type of competition we must have held. No one can really remember, but it was a fun day.

Our tradition of getting together with team members and their families goes back a long time. This is an old snapshot from a Stahls’ company picnic over 25 years ago. That’s brother Brian Stahl in the background, that’s me on the right. And some of you might know Tammy Duffiney who is raising her arm in triumph, celebrating her team’s win in some type of competition we must have held. No one can really remember, but it was a fun day.

You’ve heard the old saying, “the family that heat prints together, stays together.” Okay, maybe I modified it a bit for this blog post, but I just wanted to get the message across that family is important to us here at Stahls’. It’s that time of the year for company picnics and at GroupeSTAHL companies around the world that means Family Fun Days. It used to be tradition at Stahls’ to have a big annual summer party, but with so many team members at so many different locations, that has become increasingly difficult. Instead what we do is encourage each location to host  Family Fun Days. This allows team members to bring in their kids, spouses, even parents and grandparents, to see where they work and what it is they do. Because you can tell somebody that you work at the world’s largest heat press manufacturing plant or the world’s largest transfer manufacturer, but most people have no idea what that looks like. Family Days allow our team members to share their expertise with others and to help those at home understand the very important role they play in serving customers. In addition, most locations also host a trip to a local amusement park, hold a BBQ or a ball game or even a movie night. But no matter what the event is, the end result is always the same–lots of bonding and mutual respect is shared by all. And even though several of the planned outdoor events in Europe this past weekend were rained out,  everyone reports that their Family Fun days were still a huge success.

Everybody gets to heat print a shirt at the Transfer Express Family Fun Day.

Everybody gets to heat print a shirt at the Transfer Express Family Fun Day.

A tour of Stahls' Decorating Fulfillment Center in Masontown, Pennsylvania is one of the highlights of Family Fun Day.

A tour of Stahls’ Decorating Fulfillment Center in Masontown, Pennsylvania is one of the highlights of Family Fun Day.

 

Waiting in line for the buffet at the Transfer Express Family Fun Day in Mentor, Ohio on Saturday July 26th.

Waiting in line for the buffet at the Transfer Express Family Fun Day in Mentor, Ohio on Saturday July 26th.

This young man enjoyed his watermelon at a GroupeSTAHL Family Fun day this past weekend.

This young man enjoyed his watermelon at a GroupeSTAHL Family Fun day this past weekend.

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