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52 Years of Dedicated Service

Bob Rogalski, Ali Salehi (president) and Linda Maslowski (customer and office manager)

Columbia Mfg. celebrated 52 years of loyal and dedicated service of Robert (Bob) Rogalski on September 2, 2016. Bob has served in many capacities, including bicycle crater and shipper as well as furniture loader. In his 52 years of service, Bob has shipped millions of bicycles and pieces of furniture worldwide. Bob's long career at Columbia included 47 years of perfect attendance. Columbia is proud of Bob and his long and dedicated service.

Ali Salehi Invited to Present, on Lean Manufacturing and Sustainability, at Penn State

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Presentations from industry included David L. Walter, strategic project leader at E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co.; Ali Salehi, senior vice president of engineering and operations at Columbia Manufacturing Inc.; Lisa Hansen, manager of technical services in the Environmental Quality Office at Ford Motor Co.; and Michael Moss, director of corporate environmental affairs at Samsung Electronics North America.

Celebrating 1,460 Days of Safe Work Habits

Celebrating 1460 Days of Safe Work Habits

On August 31, 2016 Columbia Mfg. Inc. celebrated 1,460 days of operations with "NO LOST TIME ACCIDENT." Previous record was set in 2009 that lasted 1,332 days. Columbia celebrated the occasion with a pizza party for all employees and presented them with a shirt for this outstanding record breaking performance. 

Omnia Installation in Hempstead, NY

Omnia Installation

Academy Charter planned to open a brand new 20+ classroom middle school in September 2014. Nickerson Furniture, a dealer of Columbia Mfg., was involved in designing and supplying all classroom furniture. The building was originally a New York state office building being converted into a school. Being involved with this project from the very beginning made for a smooth transition during the installation process since all parties were aware of what was being supplied and installed in advance.