A strong company is only as good as its people. We understand the impact our facilities have on the well being of our employees, their families, and the community as a whole. That is why we are dedicated to developing manufacturing practices that benefit our entire community. We know sustainable growth provides job security for our employees, dignity for families, and pride in our community, helping everyone flourish. That’s why we have an employee gain sharing program and a tuition reimbursement program.
Because educating the community and helping young engineers grow is vital to our future, we open our doors to all types of classes that are interested in touring the facilities and learning about advancements in manufacturing processes and 3D printing. Every semester, Protogenic speaks to young engineers at the University of Colorado to educate them on 3D printing, direct manufacturing, and advancements in our industry. Protogenic then prints all car bodies that each student is tasked with modeling.
Empowering others is always a smart investment. Recognizing that none of us got here on our own, we recognized a shortage of technical classes available for learning essential manufacturing skills. That’s why we developed a mentorship program aimed at teaching specific skills we know are critical to manufacturing success. And because we understand the importance of continual growth, we offer financial support to employees wanting to further their education in a university or technical school setting.
By cutting carbon emissions at our Dresser, WI and Lakewood, CO facilities, we will single-handedly remove the carbon equivalent of 37 cars. For some perspective, one car emits about 6 tons of CO2 per year. Our energy efficiency initiative, aided by Total Energy Concepts, will regulate our manufacturing power and energy, resulting in the prevention of about 222 tons of carbon from entering the atmosphere – each year.
With a company wide goal to become a more sustainable and energy efficient company, Tenere is committed to reducing waste any way we can. That’s why we also recycle as much metal, plastic, paper, and cardboard as we can. It’s not all we can do to have a more positive impact on our environment, but we believe it’s the first step in doing what we can.