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Saint-Gobain Women’s Network

03

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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The Journey of an Innovation Practitioner

09

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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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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Anticipating the Future

12

May 2015

Anticipating the Future

Do you think only about today? Do you find yourself looking at the current opportunities, data crunching and/or reacting to immediate situations (crisis management extraordinaire)?  Most us of spend our time working on and thinking about the next 1 – 3 years. We don’t think much about the future – why worry about what you don’t know, right? I would encourage you to take a...

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#YEAHWEMAKETHAT

08

Apr 2015

#YEAHWEMAKETHAT

We make a lot of stuff here at Performance Plastics – I mean, A LOT of stuff. We make awesome products and things that are used every day all around the world. So we asked our employees to record all of their cool #yeahwemakethat moments. People showcased our products in their homes, cars, offices and planes! Check out some awesome Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics #yeahwemakethat fun facts:...

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3 Things You Should Know About our Northborough R&D Center

06

Mar 2015

3 Things You Should Know About our Northborough R&D Center

Northborough, Massachusetts is home to one of our fabulous Research and Development centers (that I’m thrilled to be a part of). Employees from all across Saint-Gobain work and collaborate to come up with new ideas, new and improved products and more! Northborough R&D Center (NRDC) is an exciting and great place to work so I’ve come up with these three things you should know about...

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Performance Plastics and the Big Game!

02

Feb 2015

Performance Plastics and the Big Game!

63,400 of people went to the game, hundreds of millions of people watched the game, The Patriots won the game but the Big Game means a lot to us here at Performance Plastics. Yes, of course we watched it but we also played a hand in the University of Phoenix Stadium where the game was played over the weekend. Sure the Big Game was also played there in...

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Charny, France Clean Room Inauguration

02

Feb 2015

Charny, France Clean Room Inauguration

On January 22nd, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held at our plant in Charny, France. The ceremony marked the opening of a new clean room manufacturing and C-Flex compounding unit. This is PPL’s first step in making Charny our Biopharma manufacturing center for Europe. The technology for these investments are based on capabilities in North America and are now being localized to provide improved service...

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Age is just a number

27

Jan 2015

Age is just a number

At the peak of the Roman Empire, Hadrian’s Wall in Northern England was built to mark the limit of the largest empire Europe would ever see. That wall, even if worn out by the elements of nature, is still standing today, almost 2,000 years old of age. It may seem contradictory to consider that old age is a fundamental reason to believe in the future,...

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