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Spectrum Industries Salutes Veterans Day

In the wake of a highly charged election season, Spectrum gladly slows down to honor a non-political holiday: Veterans Day. Started as Armistice Day in 1918 to honor World War I veterans, it was made a legal holiday in 1938, and was changed to Veterans Day in 1954 to honor all United States veterans.

We would like to honor all of our veterans on this day, but especially one of Spectrum’s own. Longtime employee Kris Maloney surprised many of us when he enlisted during the Iraq War. He honorably served our country, and Spectrum Industries gladly took him back into the workforce after his tour. Kris presented us with a flag that was flown in Spectrum’s honor on January 1, 2010 over Compound V Camp Cropper during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Kris continues to be an asset on the production floor, and we are lucky to have him as part of our family! We greatly appreciate Kris and the rest of the 24.9 million United States veterans as well – right down to the sole surviving World War I veteran, Fra…

12 Ways you can help the team....

This is well written, by David Buchanan... It has a sports theme but relates to business teams well. Just replace practice with work, game with projects, and classmates with coworkers.

1. Be the hardest worker at practice today.
Without fail, one of the quickest ways to impact a team is with your own work ethic. Choose to be one of the hardest workers on your team today. Not only does it set the tone for the work ethic of your program, it is also one of the best and quickest ways to enhance your leadership credibility with your teammates and coaches.

2. Be a spark of energy and enthusiasm today.
Let your passion for the sport shine through today. Spread a contagious energy and enthusiasm amongst your teammates. Think about how lucky you are to be able to play and compete. Remember back to when you were a young child and reconnect with the joy you played with back then. Make your sport fun again for yourself and your teammates.



3. Model mental toughness today.
Because your teammates will loo…