Vultee Views - April 2010


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Vultee Views - April 2010

  1. 1. APRIL 2010 There’s been a lot of buzz It’s Time To March for Babies! around the site ever since Remember to wear your March for Babies t-shirt March 23, when the Triumph this Friday, April 16. We’re all meeting at transaction was announced. 12:30 p.m. outside the Fitness Center for a group People are basically picture (inside if it’s raining), which will be submitted wondering the same thing: for an upcoming edition of Vought News. How will this impact us here in Nashville? Nashville’s March for Babies walk is this Sunday, April 18, at Centennial Park in Nashville. Registration starts at 12:30 p.m. The fact is, we don’t know much Festivities include the t-shirt contest and the spirit contest. The about what the transition will entail. walk itself starts at 2 p.m. Wear your Vought March for At this early stage in the deal, there are many more Babies t-shirt and meet at the Vought tent (look for the Vought questions than answers. As things are sifted out at a banner) on the front lawn of the park to walk as a group. Door higher level, information will be shared with employees in prizes will be given away at the walk -- you must be present to a timely manner. All communications associated with register!! Door prizes include tickets to the Country Music this transaction will be posted on the Vought Intranet. Marathon Concert (featuring John Rich, Cowboy Troy and Heidi From the home page, click on Communications; then Newfield) and Brooks and Dunn concert, and various gift cards. Triumph Transaction. You still have time to sign up for One thing I do know is that our day-to-day jobs remain the Bike Ride scheduled for the same as they’ve always been. We must focus on Saturday, April 24 (registration is safely producing quality structures, on time, for our $30). The route will begin at the front entrance of Vought at 9 a.m. customers. That is paramount. If we concentrate on and travel along Natchez Trace Parkway. Lunch stop will be at doing our best, I am confident this site will continue to the Loveless Café on the Parkway. Sign up with Bill Stafford have a strong future. (406-6643) or Lesa Quisenberry (636-3218). As an operating division within Triumph, Vought becomes Don’t miss out on the chance to win one of our prize drawings! part of a well-managed, well-capitalized, publicly traded Drawings take place on Friday, April 16. Items in the drawing are: company. It’s a logical and necessary step in the Concert tickets for Hank Williams, Jimmy Buffet, James Taylor & evolution of Vought, which benefits our customers, Carole King, Daughtry, and the CMA Music Festival; elephant employees and investors. print; 1998 Walk America Barbie Doll; and gift cards for Cracker Barrel and O’Charleys. Contact any of our committee members or Here’s to looking favorably on the changes we’re facing Valerie Jordan-Taylor at x2611to purchase a drawing ticket or a as a site and a company! With a sound work ethic and 2010 March of Dimes t-shirt. positive attitude, the sky’s the limit. To close out fundraising activities for the March of Dimes campaign, chicken biscuits from Chick-Fil-A Dan Tharp will be sold at all gates for $2 on General Manager Wednesday, April 21 starting at 6:30 a.m. Quantities are limited – first come, first served!
  2. 2. Employees Gather to Recognize Airbus When Airbus delivered its 6,000th airplane earlier this year, some of our employees got together to commemorate this significant milestone. Airbus is our single largest program in Nashville, employing about 500 people. Deliveries for the A330/A340 began in 1990, with more than 1,100 wing component units shipped to date. We’ve also played a role in the Airbus A319/A320 family of aircraft. From 1997 to 2007, workers at this facility built and delivered more than 600 aircraft sets of upper wing panel assemblies for the popular single-aisle A319/A320. April is Severe Weather Awareness Month. 1st row (L-R): James Gleaves, No one can predict when severe weather George Haynes, Jolin Richmond will hit, but anyone can be ready. In fact, 2nd row (L-R): Pat Montgomery, study after study shows that just thinking Jeanne Fields, Thomas Jarrett, about it in advance can improve how you James Allen, Larry Summar and your whole community come through 3rd row (L-R): Ron Clark, Jerry the challenge. Rogers, John Brackin, Walter Booker Here are five easy things you can do to get ready for severe weather this month: 1. Make sure all family members (espe- cially children) know the "safe" locations in your home for severe weather. 2. Keep a battery- or crank-powered April 16: Wear your MoD t-shirt for group photo (12:30 p.m., Fitness Center) flashlight and radio in your home's "safe" location. April 18: March for Babies (walk begins at 2 p.m., Centennial Park) 3. Keep an emergency kit in your car that April 22: Vought Softball Team begins season vs. W.R. Newman (all games contains food, water, first-aid supplies, played at 8 or 9 p.m., Two Rivers Park) flares and jumper cables. April 24: March of Dimes Bike Run (9 a.m., meet at Vought) 4. Keep an emergency kit in a container at April 24: Nashville Marathon/Half Marathon (7 a.m., Centennial Park) your office that would be easy to grab if you are asked to evacuate. April 27: Softball: Vought vs. Corner Pub 5. Have plenty of pet food and extra water April 27-29: Register for next Wellness Challenge “Read it Before You Eat it” for each pet in your family's emergency May 6: Softball: Vought vs. S-Star Building Group supply kit. May 20: Softball: Vought vs. ACI May 31: Memorial Day Holiday June 12: Site Open House and “If you're walking down the right path Wellness Fair and you're willing to keep walking, (8 a.m. – 12 p.m.) eventually you'll make progress.” Barack Obama 44th President of the United States Congrats to four G450 departments for going one full year without a recordable injury: • G450 Beams and Subs • G450 Frame and Drill • G450 Install • G450 Pick-up They join two other G450 departments (Trailing Edge; Panel and Gemcor) in surpassing the one-year mark. Dan Tharp and others serve a BBQ luncheon in recognition of G450 Mark Dickey thanks G450 employees for working Thanks for putting Safety First in our plant! employees working safely. safely at the Nashville site.