Hi there, so glad you have checked out my blog! Just a little bit about myself; I am a Mom to 3 lovely children, and my husband and I have a happy life together, right here in Ingersoll. I work full time at Ingersoll Paper Box, which is my family’s business. I am the 4th generation to work here. I started the blog because I wanted to share great stories about my life...and even funny moments. Just a little something to think about.
Well it’s that time of year when the summer weather starts
to cool off; the kids are back to school, and the fall season of tradeshows
ramp up.As much as I have a hard time
being away from home and work, I do enjoy seeing the newest technology in the
This year our very own Jeff Brooks, Operations Manager and
Brad Orchard, Diecutting and Finishing Area leader went to Chicago’s Print’13
show.This was promising trip; we have
been on the hunt for new quality enhancing equipment and Masterworks (Automatic
Sheet Inspection Machine Manufacture) was going showcase their carton
inspection system at the show.Both Brad and Jeff were amazed at the
functionality of the machine, and we decided to purchase it and have it
delivered and installed at IPB by end of September.
As suppliers to the healthcare and pharmaceutical
industries, we recognize that we need to upgrade our capacities in the
inspection area and up until this year; there wasn’t anything on the market
that would perform the way we needed it to.But alas, the time has arrived and we are expecting the delivery of our
newest inspection system.The system
will scan each box and compare it to our customer approved PDF.It’s quite amazing!This machine runs at a very high speed,
separates the good product from the bad.And from what we know, it’s a first for Canada!
As I write this blog today, I am
sitting in an airport in Germany. We are here to look at new printing presses.
We haven’t decided exactly what we are getting yet, but I am amazed at the
technology that can be done during the printing process. I have met some
brilliant and inspirational people on my travels – what makes this more
exciting for me is that we are bringing all of this knowledge back to IPB to
enhance our own facility.
Good things are a comin’!I can hardly wait to announce the next purchase!
Stay tuned for more information on these exciting new pieces
the first day of school is behind us we can start concentrating on getting
ourselves back into the groove of things.There were so many jitters on the first day that it almost seems surreal
to be back in the classroom.
first day of school” was certainly the focus of our dinner time talk last
night…excited for meet our new teachers, meet new friends and catch up with old
friends and what new expectations we had for the year.
out that my oldest has the same teacher as last year - Which is what he wanted…But
now he has come to realize that none of his old friends are in his class.At first I thought that he was just bummed out
about having to go back to school, as the night went on, it became clear that he
was very disappointed to be without his friends from last year.
parent I struggle with this sometimes.I
understand his frustration and have a knot in my stomach just as he does.I want to sit and cry too for him.But I need to remind myself that as the
parent, I should set an example and try to take an unfortunate circumstance and
turn it into something positive.Try
really hard to swing this into a positive light.
As the night
continued, he became more and more upset – typical 10 year old tunnel vision.He could see that his sister got into a class
with all of her friends, and his youngest brother starting for the first time
in Kindergarten was hard to compare.
Finally bedtime rolled
around. This is the time that I will sit or lay with each of the kids and
rehash a little of the day together. They tell me things that normally wouldn’t
be talked about at the dinner table. It could be something that happened
earlier in the day and it bothered them, or embarrassed them – or just
something on their mind. We usually get a lot out during these moments of togetherness
and I knew that lying with my oldest this night would be difficult. I had been
trying to think of a way to swing his sadness into something more positive.
We started talking about
wants versus needs and how they can be very different at times.
Sometimes what you want is the complete opposite from what you need. My son
struggles in school, which is no secret. So we talked about his time in the
classroom and how it will be easier for him to learn without anyone around to
distract or bug him. Focusing on friends during recess and lunch and how he
will have more fun with his friends in other classes. He is also a very social
guy, and I am sure by the end of the week, he will have a whole new group of
buddies. But the best part of his new school year was that he got to be with
the teacher he really wanted in the first place - Which is a good thing.
happen for a reason - Sometimes it’s hard to see the reason when we are confronted
with the situation at first, but soon afterwards it becomes clear why we were
put into that situation in the first place.This is a hard concept for my 10 year old to understand, but it sure
does make me feel better knowing we talked it through.