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Jun 2016

Saint-Gobain Awards $6,000 in Scholarships to Children of Employees

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (PPL) announced the high school students that will receive $3,000 each in scholarships for demonstrating excellence in the classroom and in the community. 2016 marks the second year that Saint-Gobain PPL has awarded scholarships to qualified employee dependents. Saint-Gobain PPL President Tom Kinisky, a strong supporter of lifelong learning, supported this scholarship program as a way to ease the increasing financial burden...

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In Defense of Fun

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Nov 2015

In Defense of Fun

The night before Halloween, I was at my girlfriend’s house drinking pumpkin beer, carving pumpkins and making a pumpkin dip.  As we came dangerously close to overdosing on autumn, I decided it was the appropriate time to show her a YouTube video my team and I put together for work.  It was about our benefits package, which I typically would never talk about in great...

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Saint-Gobain Women’s Network

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Nov 2015

Saint-Gobain Women’s Network

One of the things I love about working for Saint-Gobain is its commitment to diversity and inclusion.  As a result not only do we have an Early Career Network and a Diversity Council, but we also have a dedicated Women’s Network …that started in North America as Saint-Gobain’s first employee resource group”.  It’s called different things in the different countries, for example in France it’s...

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Oct 2015

BOO-nefits!

Here at Saint-Gobain PPL we have benefits that will impress even the most fearsome monsters. From PTO for volunteering to an annual bonus – our Total Rewards package is a real treat!


The Journey of an Innovation Practitioner

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Oct 2015

The Journey of an Innovation Practitioner

Whirlpool Corporation, Beacon Health System and the University of Notre Dame formed an innovation partnership named iVia with the mission to “Build a Better World Through Innovation.” Through this partnership they have instituted 2 offerings centered on their mission: a Certified Innovation Mentor ( program (CIMp) and an annual innovation conference called Innovation – Perspectives from the Front Lines. You may be thinking what does...

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Gobain or Go Home

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Aug 2015

Gobain or Go Home

I work for a place called Saint-Gobain, Where my job is really quite insane. Every day brings something new, I’d never lie, it’s super true. My business is called PPL, Our people and products are swell. It’s an acronym for Performance Plastics, In case you thought we did gymnastics. The L doesn’t make much sense to me, But without it we would be PP. Our...

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350 Things: Part 7 – The Final Installment

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Aug 2015

350 Things: Part 7 – The Final Installment

*Drumroll please* Ladies and gentlemen, the moment you’ve been waiting for; the final installment of our list of 350 things that Saint-Gobain is older than. Have you seen anything that surprised you on the list? Sticky notes McDonalds Cardboard boxes The development of Calculus The Moon Landing The bra Copyright Motorcycles Hot air balloons Mayonnaise Shampoo The Discovery of Antarctica The teddy bear The Tour...

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Get Comfortable being Uncomfortable

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Jul 2015

Get Comfortable being Uncomfortable

One of the things I realized during my time as a trainer is that people learn best when they are uncomfortable. What do I mean by this? Well, there are 3 zones, the comfort zone, the learning zone and the panic zone. The comfort zone is where many of us operate. We’ve acquired various skills and expertise and we are comfortable living inside that area. We don’t...

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350 Things: Part 6

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Jul 2015

350 Things: Part 6

Almost there! We’re getting pretty close to completing our list of 350 things that Saint-Gobain is older than. We’ve seen a lot of things in our 350 years but none quite like The Emu War. If you don’t know about this war that animals nearly won I suggest you check it out. 251. The Emu War 252. Australia 253. Solitaire 254. The cotton gin 255. Manufacturing...

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When NO can be a Good Thing!

06

Jul 2015

When NO can be a Good Thing!

The innovation team has spent the last year telling anyone and everyone (that would listen) two things… When you hear someone give an idea, “say YES…” followed by “AND…”. Build on that idea! The words, “NO” and “BUT” hinder creativity.      Failing at something doesn’t make you a failure! You can only become a failure in two instances: when you don’t try at all and when...

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