SOURCE: New Products Corporation

New Products Corporation

March 16, 2015 19:20 ET

New Products Corporation Recognizes 50 Years of Service

BENTON HARBOR, MI--(Marketwired - Mar 16, 2015) - The employees of New Products Corporation (NPC) enjoyed a factory-wide breakfast to celebrate Fred Wolf's 50 years with the company. Wolf started working at New Products March 8, 1965. Along with the hugs and laughter, CEO Cheryl Miller presented him with gifts to mark his anniversary and thank him for his service. Wolf bubbled with pleasure at the recognition.

"When I first started, I was working on sprockets and got the machine all jammed up, so they moved me to the safe job of pushing a pencil," recounts Wolf, who has worked in production tracking ever since. 

"Fred has been part of New Products for over half of its 93-year existence," says Miller. "He has shown tremendous loyalty. He worked many years with my father, Stanley Miller, and now 14 years with me. We have incredible know-how because of the dedication of employees like Fred." Wolf has often joked about his love for New Products, requesting that when he dies, he is duct taped to the wall of his office so he can still be with his friends.

The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the average worker held 11.3 jobs from age 18 to 46. Of the jobs that workers began when they were 18 to 24 years old, 69% ended in less than a year and 93% ended in less than 5 years -- making Wolf's tenure extremely rare -- even more rare in a city whose unemployment rate is one of the highest in the country, peaking at 12.4% in 2009. Boasts Miller, "Fred joins the half century club, as our third 50-year employee. Everyone here just loves him!"

There is one building Wolf has never been inside. Miller plans to take him on a personal tour.

New Products Corporation, with a base of operations in Benton Harbor, Michigan, has a 93-year track record of integrity, innovation and engineering excellence as one of the country's leading suppliers of quality zinc and aluminum die-castings. NPC's beautiful parts are in beautiful cars worldwide. NPC prides itself on the highest quality and 100% on-time delivery. For more information, visit www.newproductscorp.com.

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