Using Algebra to Help Thin Film Manufacturing

Presentation to Financial Algebra Class 2017
Souhegan High School, Amherst, NH
March 17, 2017

 

On March 17, 2017 Michael Casper, President & CEO of UltraSource, Inc., delivered a business presentation to a Financial Algebra class at Soughegan High School (SHS) in Amherst, NH. The presentation gave background about UltraSource and thin film manufacturing along with explaining some of the customer applications, how he started UltraSource, what goes into running a business, hiring employees, and some of the risks and rewards of being a business owner. The students, taught by Ms. Jennifer Bonsu-Anane, have been studying modeling data with equations to make decisions about supply & demand, analyzing fixed & variable expenses, graphing, and calculating profit. Casper gave the class various scenarios where algebra is used to run or improve his business.

 

Students provided positive feedback after the presentation and asked to see more pictures of manufacturing in a cleanroom, as well as videos of the products that use the thin film circuits. This is the third year that Casper has presented to Bonsu-Anane’s class.

 

USI believes in the importance of cultivating and supporting S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) relationships with young people. Said Casper, “I’ve long been a believer in the economic power of great jobs, and I think manufacturing and engineering companies provide many great jobs. I talk to these kids because I hope to educate and inspire them. The path to a manufacturing or engineering career won’t always necessarily happen in a “shop class” or an engineering class. The seeds for a career can be planted in many different ways and I have a great story to tell.”

 

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UltraSource, Inc. Proudly Sponsors Reach the Beach 2016 Team – Scrambled Legs

September 16-17, 2016 -- USI sponsors RTB Team for 2nd year. Reach the Beach, one of the oldest and longest running relay races in the USA, is a 200-ish Mile Team Relay run from Friday morning through the beautiful picturesque White Mountains of New Hampshire, beginning at Bretton Woods, to Saturday when you finally “Reach” the Atlantic coastline at Hampton Beach, NH. RTB raises funds for JDRF for type 1 diabetes, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, Endurance 4 Veterans, and various Organizations in the Communities that are run through.

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Above, the 2016 Team on a chilly 35F Friday morning getting ready for a 6:30 AM start - frost on the ground and smiling faces eager to start their adventure through the White Mountains.  The course takes you running up and down a ski slope, past cow pastures, sparkling lakes, mountain tops and back down again, and past a few (hundred) honking “White Vans” cheering them on – all of this takes place at the beginning of the spectacular foliage season in New Hampshire. Scrambled Legs worked together to complete the 203 mile Relay together as a team and to tackle challenging individual runs in hilly New Hampshire.

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Scrambled Legs – after 2 sunrises, a sunset and the light of the Harvest Full Moon and twinkling stars – are still standing and smiling as they reach the finish line in 33 hours and 31 minutes in the white sands of Hampton Beach. Michael Casper, CEO of UltraSource and Co-Captain of Scrambled Legs and experienced RTB runner was heard to say to his team: “It’s not an easy event but hopefully you accomplished what you set out to do and learned something about yourself in the process!”

 

“Christmas in July” UltraSource Supports Nashua Soup Kitchen, Nashua, NH

USI employees celebrated "Christmas in July" by donating non-perishable food items, canned goods, toiletries, children's snacks, baby food, and household goods. This year the donation went to the Nashua Soup Kitchen, one of USI's local corporate charities of choice recipients.

The Soup Kitchen reminds us that summer months are also a time of need for food banks – please don't forget to support your local food bank!

Once again, we thank our employees for their generous support of our "Christmas in July" program!

“Christmas in July” UltraSource Supports Nashua Soup Kitchen, Nashua, NH

 

Presentation to Financial Algebra Class 2016

Presentation to Financial Algebra Class

Souhegan High School, Amherst, NH

March 24, 2016

 

Michael Casper, President & CEO of UltraSource , delivered a presentation on “Modeling a Business” to a Financial Algebra class at Souhegan High School (SHS) in Amherst, NH.  Casper covered information about UltraSource and thin film manufacturing along with some of the high tech applications the product goes into, how he started UltraSource, what goes into starting a business, hiring employees, and some of the risks and rewards of being a business owner.  The students, taught by Ms. Jennifer Bonsu-Anane, had been studying modeling data with equations to make decisions, about supply & demand, analyzing fixed & variable expenses using equations and graphs, break-even points, and calculating profit. Casper gave the class various scenarios where algebra is used to run or improve his business. 

Students provided feedback after the presentation commenting on the evolution of Casper as a businessman, from employee to employer, and how those experiences were used to improve UltraSource. They also commented on how hard it seems to operate a business and how surprised they were that Casper referred to the Souhegan High School (SHS) Mission Statement when speaking about hiring employees. Two of Casper’s children attended Souhegan so he knew the SHS Mission Statement and he drew parallels between the SHS Mission and the type of employee attributes that UltraSource ultimately seeks and hires.

USI believes in the importance of cultivating and supporting S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) relationships with local schools and has begun to discuss S.T.E.M ideas with the Town of Hollis-Brookline.

Michael Casper speaks to Soughegan Financial Algebra Class

 

 

 

UltraSource, Inc. – Adds Zero Sort Recycling Program to Facility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hollis, NH, April 8, 2013: UltraSource, Inc. a thin film microchip manufacturer is pleased to announce the addition of a Zero Sort Recycling Program to their facility.

When it came time to renegotiate the trash hauling contract for UltraSource, Arthur Pearce, Facilities, Equipment & Safety Manager, wanted to make sure that UltraSource was not only getting the best price but making sure that USI was able to take part in a Zero Sort (single sort) Recycling program. "We wanted to be able to recycle more than just our cardboard, our Company Confidential Shred bins were filling up with all sorts of papers and magazines. We wanted to be able to reduce our carbon footprint in our local environment, be good corporate citizens, and community stewards; this new program allows us to do that and we are all excited about rolling it out." All employees were trained on the new Zero Sort Recycling and excited to be a part of this new enhanced program for UltraSource. Shawn Martin, Sales Manager, said this was great news for UltraSource because some of our customers rate us on more than just Quality and On-Time Shipments; they also rate us on whether or not we have environmental initiative programs.

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