• Happily, all facilities are 100% operational and the Hubbard-Hall team is healthy.... Read More
Workplaces prepared, brace for absences
Written by: Michael Puffer; Republican-American
Photography by: Steven Valenti; Republican-American
Molly Kellogg, president and CEO of Hubbard-Hall, began thinking seriously about the impact of coronavirus in her workplace as medical experts and news outlets began ringing alarm bells.
The Waterbury-based chemicals company sent a memo to its roughly 100 employees, assuring the company is monitoring the situation and asking employees take common-sense precautions to avoid getting or spreading an infection. Employees sick with flu-like symptoms should stay home, everybody should wash their hands frequently, and so on.
Experts are warning businesses to plan for the potential of widespread coronavirus, much in the same way local and state governments are mapping out their resources and contingencies.
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In-Line Paint Stripping: A Value-Added Process
Article posted in The Official Publication of the Powder Coating Institute, Powder Coated Tough
Written by Larry Ensley, technical service manager at Hubbard-Hall.
It is generally accepted that paint and powder coating processes suffer from the overspray that builds up on hooks, racks, and hangers. Consequences include a drop in electrical conductivity, which reduces coating adhesion, and results in a poor visual appearance.
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Hubbard-Hall CEO Shares Secrets at Chamber Event
By Harrison Connery, Republican-American
Photos by Kaylee Pugliese, Republican- American
WATERBURY — Hubbard-Hall CEO Molly Kellogg on Tuesday said she learned an important leadership lesson during her time on former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis’s 1988 presidential campaign.
Speaking to roughly 30 members of the Waterbury Regional Chamber’s Young Professionals of Waterbury Region, Kellogg said she learned the value of delegating tasks and empowering employees while working for the Democratic nominee. As part of her role on the campaign, Kellogg organized rallies in advance of Dukakis’s visits and took care of scheduling, among other work.
“One of the most powerful lessons I learned about leadership was ... Read More
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December 23, 24, 25 and January 1st. ... Read More
Kellogg is first female head of 170-year-old family business
By Harrison Connery; Republican-American
WATERBURY — Hubbard- Hall President and CEO Molly Kellogg knows all 67 people working at the company’s South Leonard Street headquarters by name.
Kellogg is the sixth generation of family leadership at Hubbard-Hall. She looks and acts the part of executive: simple black dress, bold dark frames on her glasses, soft spoken but confident. Kellogg, 53, became the first female CEO in the company’s 170-year history when she took over for her cousin Andrew Skipp in 2014. Last month, she succeeded her 88 year-old father Charles Kellogg as chairman of the board.
“My secret, long-term strategy is how do we work ourselves out of business? How do we help our customers use less chemistry? How do we help them make the product they want to make in the most efficient, economical, environmentally- sustainable kind of way?”
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Hubbard-Hall Inc. has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by Hearst Connecticut Media Group. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.
6,500 companies can participate for this honor with only 45 companies being selected for the Top Workplaces award. This means that Hubbard-Hall is in the top 1% of all employers in our region. Molly Kellogg, President/CEO of Hubbard-Hall stated, “As we celebrate our 170th anniversary, we are thrilled to win this for the 4th year in a row. Our company’s success starts and ends with our great people.”... Read More
Guillermo Perez, Automotive Business Manager at Pochteca, Hubbard-Hall’s distributor in Mexico with over 30 stocking locations, visited our Inman, SC laboratory to spend a week with our technical team.
Larry Ensley, Hubbard-Hall’s Technical Service Manager, joined with Fernando Martinez in testing customers’ parts in several cleaning, paint stripping, metal coloring and mass finishing operations. .
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On Tuesday, September 10th, at 2:00pm tune in to HH's Mike Valenti’s-product manager-cleaners, MERA webinar pertaining to cleaning sensitive electronics.... Read More
The newest members of our growing team are looking forward to providing our customers with more resources and faster response. ... Read More
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What’s a better cleaning choice – solvent or aqueous? How do you get lean with lime? (Hint, you can’t.) Just some of the topics our technical team presented at national and international trade shows.... Read More
In the push to ensure greater environmental controls over manufacturing operations, government regulations continue to tighten. One study found that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has imposed 972 regulations on manufacturers in just the past 30 years alone. That same study found that violations have cost companies more than a billion in fines, and cost individuals their freedom – with nearly 300 criminal cases opened by the agency. Here at Hubbard-Hall, we work closely with manufacturing operations of all sizes to reduce harmful constituents in wastewater. We feel that it’s always best to have an active plan in place to reduce – and potentially eliminate – chemicals in wastewater.... Read More
Welcoming the challenge of cleaning multiple aluminum alloys. Recently, a leading manufacturer of high-value parts for the aerospace industry ran into a cleaning challenge – namely, the cleanliness of parts going through its vacuum brazing process. The existing process was falling short – and experiencing a high field failure rate. Compounding the challenge was a large variation of aluminum alloys and forming processes of the parts. ... Read More
Like us, we are sure you are experiencing an increase in freight costs and, if you ship on an LTL basis, you may also be experiencing more delays and longer lead times. At Hubbard-Hall, we have seen an increase in freight charges of anywhere from 8 to 24% over the last 12 months, depending on the type of freight, the length of the haul and the efficiency of the route. Note, these are not fuel cost increases, but freight cost increases driven essentially by the current trucker shortage.... Read More
For those of us of a certain generation, we have watched the products we use and consume transform before our eyes. Between technologies that have brought changes to anything we can hold, or that can hold us; or refinements to processes that have made these products cleaner, safer, and better, we live in an era where transformation is the rule – and not the exception.... Read More
By monitoring the cleaning tank and down line tanks, here are some practical observations to consider: insufficient emulsification capability of the cleaner, with relatively short service life of the working bath; oils and grease dragging down the line; poor cleaning; oily and discolored plating barrels; excessive downtime and consumption of waste treatment chemicals, all related to frequent cleaner dumps.... Read More