March 25, 2020
CME Customers and Suppliers:
As all of us continue to work through the pandemic of COVID-19, I want to assure you that CME is working to meet the needs of our military and non-military customers.
We have taken every precaution to maintain our supply chain while protecting our workforce. CME has modified its operational contingency plan to incorporate the latest guidance from the CDC including adhering to their personal hygiene procedures, additional cleaning of the facility, eliminating travel, and restricting access to the building only to CME employees and to government employees who require access to perform their responsibilities.
We are asking our suppliers to notify us of any disruption in their supply chain so we can take mitigating steps. We will keep you informed in the days ahead if issues arise.
CME Leadership will continue to monitor the evolving situation and respond to threats to employee’s health, our supply chain, and deliveries to our customers.
Thank you for your business.
Custom Manufacturing & Engineering, Inc.
Just as testing equipment is important for maintaining consistent quality, processes must be maintained. Why should you be using a proven process, and working with companies who also have them?
1. Provide Consistent Quality and Solutions
Use of proven process systems allow customers the same degree of quality and care, and ensures a superior solution to problems on a continuous basis. They don't have to guess whether the end result will be quality. Your history and process proves that it will be.
2. Offer a Visible Pathway to Success
Inconsistency can be resolved by using a proven process system. By making decisions and working with clients using a similar framework and proven plan every time, you establish a pathway for your success.
3. Maintain Transparency
Use of a Proven Process not only alleviates you of risk to excessive time or financial obligation, it allows for a transparent workflow. You can easily see cooperative phases of assessing, designing, and realizing a solution – all while retaining control.
4. Adapt Easily To Customer Needs
This strategy allows changes to be integrated as per your needs at any point in time. Need to ensure that a customer will receive their their services in a specific adjusted time frame? Refer to your past experience and proven process. No need to guess if the job can be accomplished with customized customer needs.
5. Verify Customer Satisfaction
The vision of process management is to verify that your expectations are exceeded. Businesses without proven processes results in variable times in returning solutions or feedback. Delivery times may be unexpected, costing you extra, unforeseen costs, and missed due dates. In contract work, this could have harsh effects due to a client’s dissatisfaction, resulting in loss of return orders. For the ambition you’ve invested, working with companies with variable strategies yields a risky return.
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Instead, look to an engineering and manufacturing company with a proven track record of implementing successful policies that fit into our customer’s goals. Using the methods to advance your idea into reality, we can more efficiently, effectively, and cohesively achieve answers. A sustainable supply chain allows for stability and job security tailored to your needs. Utilizing this project management system, CME has serviced countless customers over decades.
In light of severe weather or simply pushing the boundaries of infrastructure, you could find yourself “off-the-grid” either by choice or by surprise. Are you prepared to go off-grid? While it may seem daunting, there is one critical necessity that could sustain your security and success, independent of an electrical grid. A solar generator is the must have tool in your arsenal for tackling off-the-grid work.
Why is a solar generator so valuable? No matter where you are on Earth, sunlight will always be an accessible commodity. Unlike a conventional generator, a solar generator can produce energy throughout the day, storing excess energy in batteries throughout the night or during cloudy weather. Even during cloudy weather, solar panels still work – while they work less efficiency, their reserve power can more than supplement your energy needs.
No other type of portable, off-grid generator can give you the peace of mind that a solar generator can. Of the four main types of generators – electromotive diesel, diesel, gasoline, and natural gas – none have the security of solar panels. Eventually, you will run out of gas. Working off the grid, there is no easy way to replenish your supplies – why not use a generator whose supply replenishes automatically? A solar generator is the only way to truly work off the grid; a gasoline or natural gas generator ties you to the grid by forcing you to resupply a finite resource. The sun’s energy is an infinite resource.
Chances are when you’re working off the grid, you want to conserve resources. Typical generators not only lack this type of efficiency by expending a lot of energy through heat, they also contribute to carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide emissions. A solar generator is a clean, efficient alternative that converts more energy directly to electricity.
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You didn't get the job. You didn't meet your quarterly goal. Something unexpected prevented you from completing a big project. If ONLY that one road block hadn't occurred, you would have succeeded. No one likes to fail. Yet, failure is a part of life.
Thomas Edison, never lived in fear of failure. In his development of the incandescent light bulb, Edison remarked “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”.
So, how can you make failure work for you, rather than drag you down?
1) "Don’t be discouraged, and don’t give up."
Projects constantly go through cycles of continuous improvement. Persistence in the face of failure leads to success. Every failure is a step towards success.
2) When new obstacles arise, look for a chance to grow.
When new obstacles arise, they shouldn’t be labeled as failures – instead, consider that they are opportunities for growth. Facing problems makes us better, stronger, and smarter.
3) Embrace Failure
Effective problem solvers embrace failure. Failure inspires them to work past obstacles and adapt to become better. So you didn't get the raise? What can we learn from this experience to get it next quarter? Let failure inspire you to solve problems and succeed.
4) Be Persistent
Failure is vital. “Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up”, stated Edison. Being persistent is embracing failure to find prosperity. By looking to actively improve on failures, you can work more efficiently, and tackle greater challenges.
Let’s conquer those challenges together.
A grocery robot running on 5G technology strolls about a supermarket (Matt Rourke | Associated Press)
The 5G initiative is a technological leap that cannot be ignored. From processes as simple as loading the internet on smartphones, to the implementation of robots in supermarkets (stemming right here in the Tampa Bay area), it’s hard to deny that a monumental change is rapidly approaching.
All this excitement for the future stems from the development and implementation of the fifth generation – 5G – of wireless. We’ve heard other wireless options touted before – 4G, LTE; what makes 5G so different, important, and disruptive? 5G is an industry growing out of the quick pace of development, a solution to the “internet of things” - the connection of machines via wireless to quickly propagate information, enabling complex operations. It’s the backbone for advancement into the realm of self-driving cars, artificial intelligence, and other autonomous gadgets to improve society.
There’s a problem. The internet isn’t fast enough – at least, until 5G rolled around. Using millimeter wave spectrums – extremely small wavelengths with high frequencies capable of carrying a lot of data – 5G is promising speeds of one-hundred times faster than 4G. Businesses and markets taking advantage of 5G will have distinct advantages over others. As for smaller businesses and those at home? The benefits are plentiful. The implementation of fifth generation wireless will result in unprecedented download speeds, bandwidth increases, and reduced latency (the time it takes for wireless communication).
The impacts of 5G are coming, and it will truly be a revolutionary jump. From our personal lives, to business, to national security, America needs to seize the opportunities of fifth generation networking.
We live a life surrounded by technology. It’s time to make your work more impactful by getting a head start in 5G’s implementation.
To do this, you want partners who have experience in pioneering network technologies and can deliver effective solutions that are convenient to you. CME has expertise in digital energy – intelligent power management – to prioritize your resources towards maximizing 5G’s blistering speed
You’ve put a lot of hard work into your vision, and you are dedicated to creating a superior end-result. You shouldn’t have to be afraid of a low-quality end-result or faulty components. Testing is the only way to guarantee the quality and durability of your products. When considering the safety of your product you should consider what types of testing are necessary. For instance, pressure testing ensures a product’s safety, compliance, and efficiency.
Testing saves you time and resources, and it is a necessary building block toward the successful launch of a product. Another type of testing you might want to consider is calibration. Calibration laboratories and testing centers help to provide these services. CME specializes in pressure calibration services. With an A2LA accredited ISO 17025 Calibration Lab, we have the tools to ensure success across a variety of situations, and we can adapt to your needs.
CME also provides certificates of compliance to customers who require one, building your reputation and helping you fulfill more orders. CME offers a comprehensive list of equipment serviced on our website. As a part of our commitment to customer success, we also offer a free calibration after four pieces are calibrated.
Either as customers, professionals, or entrepreneurs, with our investment, we expect quality in return. Quality is the building block for trust. Providing inferior products damages your reputation, relationships, time, and resources. As a customer, you want to trust that you are receiving a quality end-result from your vendor.
“High levels of quality are essential to achieve Company business objectives. Quality, a source of competitive advantage, should remain a hallmark of Company products and services. High quality is not an added value; it is an essential basic requirement” 
In the industry of manufacturing, quality and quality assurance, are essential requirements. Particularly in aerospace, automotive, and industrial manufacturing – you want an experienced manufacturer who understands of why quality is paramount to your success.
Quality is essential; thereby, it’s something we – CME – have set as an expectation. Lack of quality can cut into your bottom line or public image.
We continuously invest in our culture of accountability, through a customer proven process, and through various certifications. We are certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO-9001), and the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). Our commitment to quality is driven by our desire to ensure we meet your needs. You deserve a quality manufacturer.
Dedication to our core values demonstrates our loyalty as a company. We take an equal amount of pride in the products of our customers as our own. As long as we are entrusted in providing you custom solutions, CME’s mission to offer quality services and products to ensure your success.
 Manghani Kishu “Quality Assurance: Importance of Systems and… Procedures” National Health Institute (https://bit.ly/2F214yy)
The rapid development of solar panels poises them as a staple renewable energy alternative. As we all know, a side effect of burning fossil fuels is the emission of greenhouse gases. Compounds such as carbon and sulfur dioxide, nitrous oxide, and fine particular matter (sometimes referred to as PM2.5) are released into the atmosphere.
Solar is a clean alternative that is becoming more affordable everyday as scientists and engineers develop smaller and more effective PV cells. With its falling cost, the widespread adoption of solar is highly likely.
Solar provides energy independence and bolsters the environment. Investment in solar is investment in the future of communities and businesses.
Systems such as the Solar4 line provide power in lifesaving situations. The threat
of hurricanes can compromise an entire electrical grid. Without backups, power may not be restored for weeks putting both lives and property in jeopardy.
The expansive experience of CME with work in power supply units makes us a reliable choice in providing energy solutions for present and future customer needs. Compact and durable, Solar4POWER products fulfill power needs on the go and can function independently of a grid. Additionally, CME works to partner with education to highlight the importance of solar energy for the future of science and engineering. Through the Solar4STEM line, CME seeks to widen the accessibility of solar energy.
CME has the expertise to help you meet your particular solar needs. Whether it’s to engage audiences in the benefits of alternative energy, or for stability in crises, our experience over decades attests
quality. Our website includes a contact form for further information on how we can help you reach for personalized success with solar.
 “Environmental and Public Health Benefits of Achieving High Penetration of Solar… United States” U.S. Department of Energy* (https://bit.ly/2XDIynH)
*These remarks are based on a report explaining the concept of the SunShot vision written by Wiser et al. (2016). The report can be found here:
Choosing a supplier that lacks quality may jeopardize your business, job security, and/or ability to fulfill deliveries of products to customers. After all of your hard work, failure should not be defined by others – so who do you trust?
With so many choices, a difficulty arises. Who do you conduct business with?
Certifications are tools that allow for transparency between you and a supplier. Certifications help to support a supplier's claims that they provide efficient, trustworthy work, leading to eventful outcomes for customers and vendors.
Certifications demonstrate a dedication to quality and a willingness to work among and towards principles. They mitigate risk by offering a track record for a company before investment is even called upon. Picturing workplaces with the resolve to consistently present products to a high level of quality, in addition to standing by the company’s and the customer’s values, allows for better economic security.
Offering good quality and an affable relationship, certifications also reinforce a commitment to continual support. Quality commitment is symbolic of a business’s concern for their customers.
In turn, this is indicative of continual improvement in management, production, sales and employment . Dedication not only to withhold, yet to exceed customer expectations. CME is registered with and certified in ISO-9001 by NSF, and has held the ISO certification for years.
As a customer, you care deeply how a business is going to perform for you, not for others.
The standards for which certification agencies have established are better meters for personal experience than anecdotes.
Why not use a system that offers this expertise to you?
Certifications are the sensible method to eliminate risk to your business and its products.
CME holds multiple certifications in quality, precision, and calibration which are on display throughout our website, which contains further information available about our resolve toward
If you’re looking for a timely, professional grade solution that will bolster your reputation, look to a company whose commitment to seeing customer success has sustained it for decades.
 “ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems – Requirements” ISO Online Browsing Platform (https://bit.ly/1MZTfHO)
 Levine, David I. and Toffel, Michael W. (August 18, 2008) “Quality Management and Job Quality: How the ISO 9001 Standard… Affects Employees and Employers” UC Berkeley and Harvard Business School
Mexico Beach after Hurricane Michael's Impact (FEMA / K.C. Wilsey)
Hurricane season has begun, with many in Florida still recovering from Hurricane Michael which struck the panhandle in 2018.
When a hurricane strikes, life and property are put into extreme jeopardy. You shouldn’t have to worry about having inadequate resources for post-storm recovery.
NOAA’s prediction for the 2019 hurricane season listed 9-15 named storms, of which 2-4 are major. Do not leave your safety up to chance – major hurricanes often strike unpredictably.
Solar power after a hurricane saves lives – yours and others. Vest your trust in a company whose dedication to putting safety first for its customers is coupled with its understanding as being part of a community subjected to hurricane season.
Let us help you help others in the wake of a tragedy. In addition to providing emergency equipment, CME has professionals committed to the support of your preparation for hurricane season.
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