EPI-HAB Makes Holiday Gift Basket Assembly Quick and Easy

For businesses, the end-of-the-year holidays are always an opportune time to say “thanks,” and an easy, meaningful way to recognize outstanding employees and valued partners is through gift baskets!

Holiday gift baskets are an effective goodwill tool that can help your business stay engaged with existing clients, retain seasonal clients, reconnect with lapsed accounts and convert prospects into loyal customers.

And while personalized, branded baskets may be an ideal corporate gift, they can be incredibly time consuming and difficult to assemble (especially if you’re looking to keep essential employees focused on the tasks they’re best at).

Let EPI-HAB’s skilled assembly team help alleviate the stress this holiday season! The organization’s hand laborers are highly experienced in setting up efficient assembly/collation operations, and no project is too big or small!

EPI-HAB offers a full suite of gift basket assembly services, including:

  • Receiving inbound goods from your suppliers
  • Inventorying and storing your goods
  • Interacting with your materials: collating items, assembling and/or packaging items according to your requirements
  • Storage
  • Shipping and delivery

Through EPI-HAB’s gift basket assembly services, your business will save time, money, and space during this most wonderful time of the year!

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EPI-HAB regularly assists destination centers, hotels, conference centers, casinos and guest relations companies with kit/basket assembly and other hand labor solutions. The picture to the left showcases the elaborate gift baskets the EPI-HAB team assembled and delivered for the Arizona Commerce Commission this year. The baskets were given to members of the BCS committee who were attending the BCS Championship football game in Phoenix. The gift baskets were covered with a decorative cellophane bag and topped with a festive bow. At EPI-HAB, every basket assembly project is customized to perfectly fit the customers’ needs and brand.

EPI-HAB’s assembly team understands the quality and quick turnaround demands of holiday gift baskets, and has built a reputation of complete customer satisfaction for its contract hand labor services.

Please call us today at 602-254-7027 to discuss your next gift basket, swag bag, kit or packet assembly project.

Storage headaches this holiday season?

Storage is already a challenge for many businesses and retailers, and a holiday inventory influx only makes matters worse. EPI-HAB’s temporary, secure storage can help your business manage inventory for maximum sales!

EPI-HAB is located near downtown Phoenix at 2125 W. Fillmore St., and offers warehouse storage services, short or long term, up to 15,000 square feet.

 

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: A Look Back at the Founders of EPI-HAB Phoenix, Inc.

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EPI-HAB Phoenix, Inc. was founded in 1958 by a group of concerned citizens and business leaders who volunteered their time and efforts to provide meaningful employment opportunities for individuals with epilepsy. Government grants and donated funds helped start EPI-HAB, but the goal from the beginning was for the company to become self-supporting.

EPI-HAB’s Founders

The first President of EPI-HAB was Dr. John Green, and the first Vice-President was Charles Barrow. Both men were also instrumental in the formation of the Barrow Neurological Institute which opened a
year after EPI-HAB, in 1959. The Barrow Neurological Institute is one of the premiere destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery.

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A young attorney, Fred Steiner of Snell and Wilmer, was also a member of that founding board.  Fred authored EPI-HAB’s constitution and thereafter served as a board member and legal consultant for 55 years.  Fred’s values and wisdom are a big part of EPI-HAB’s foundation and reason for its long-term success.

In his leisure time, Fred loved reading and writing poetry.

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EPI-HAB Today

Today, EPI-HAB is a totally self-sufficient, not-for-profit company. While working primarily as a wood shop in its early years, the company has grown to assist customers with a wide range of affordable hand labor and other business solutions, like mailings,  inspection and cleaning, custom packaging, storage and order fulfillment. Past and current projects include the assembly of medical devices that regulate I.V. flow rates, financial mailings, packet and kit assembly, and meter cleaning and packaging.

Additionally, due to the significant strides the health industry has made in the field of epilepsy, EPI-HAB expanded its mission “to provide meaningful employment for individuals with epilepsy and other challenges.” In doing so, EPI-HAB’s focus remains on the ability, not on the disability.

EPI-HAB has also maintained its relationship with the Barrow Institute, and through its success, EPI-HAB has been able to make several donations to the institute to advance the study of epilepsy.

To learn more about any of EPI-HAB’S services or career opportunities, call 602-254-7027 or complete our online inquiry form.

EPI-HAB’s Hand Labor Team Lends a Hand to Tuft & Needle

A few months ago, the EPI-HAB team began an ongoing project with an innovative Phoenix company called Tuft & Needle.

Tuft & Needle was founded in 2012 by two software engineers from Silicon Valley who were fed up with the lack of transparency and fairness in the mattress industry. One of the owners was recently married and had set out to buy a mattress. He was pushed into buying a fully-loaded, feature-rich memory foam mattress. After spending $3,300 on it, it should have been the pinnacle of comfort…but it wasn’t. To make matters worse, it was impossible to return. “The whole experience was worse than car shopping.”

Tuft & Needle was then built on the belief that business can be honest, and premium products don’t need remote controls and payment plans. The company’s mattresses are made in the USA and ship right to your door in a surprisingly small box. They guarantee no gimmicks, no sales tactics, a 100-night trial and easy returns.

Intrigued by the promises made by the brand, EPI-HAB’s controller, Torrey Rogers, recently purchased a Tuft & Needle mattress and recorded his “unboxing” experience.

 “The first night was wonderful. I slept through the night without any tossing and turning or getting up, and best of all; I didn’t wake up with a backache. From this point on, I am sold on their concept and innovative way to a better night’s sleep.” – Torrey Rogers

How has EPI-HAB lent a hand to Tuft & Needle’s business operations?

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We are truly proud to partner with Tuft & Needle as they share many of the same values to which we attribute EPI-HAB’s success. Over the past few months, EPI-HAB has been helping the company with a customer appreciation project. After receiving t-shirts and packing material, our hand labor team has lent a hand by folding the t-shirts as per sample, erecting triangular cartons, inserting the t-shirt as per sample into the cartons, inserting a Tuft & Needle card and closing and sealing the cartons with clear tape. The cartons are then stockpiled by size, and FedEx labels are applied for shipping. Check out the process below:

The t-shirt gift packages are sent to customers as a “thank you” after purchasing a Tuft & Needle mattress.

Hand labor similar to this is just one of the many ways EPI-HAB can help your company save time, money and space. Not to mention, all projects are completed while providing meaningful employment opportunities to individuals with epilepsy and other challenges.

To learn more about EPI-HAB’S services, call: 602-254-7027 or complete our online inquiry form.

Click here to learn more about Tuft & Needle’s unique mattresses.

Meet the Team: An Interview with Bonnie Munoz, Assistant Manager of EPI-HAB

Experience matters in the hand labor industry, and EPI-HAB has it! Our dedicated staff, combining technical, creative and strategic talents, boasts decades of experience in mailingsinspection/cleaning, assembly and custom packagingstorage and order fulfillment. The EPI-HAB team is committed to helping businesses overcome challenges with growth and logistics by helping them save time, money and space.

We recognize our organization’s most valuable assets are the people who make it tick and are excited to continue our series of employee-focused blogs and eblasts.

August’s employee spotlight features Bonnie Munoz, EPI-HAB’s assistant manager:

Bonnie joined the EPI-HAB team in 1979 as a temporary employee and has thankfully never left! Her skills were apparent from the very start. When given a project, she’ll find the best way to get it done. Bonnie’s successfully accomplished every production, customer service and planning job in the plant. And through her commitment to quality and customer service, she has worked her way up in the company, recently being promoted to assistant manager.

“I stay because what we do makes a difference in the community, and the people we help make a difference in my life,” Bonnie says.

 

As EPI-HAB’s assistant manager, Bonnie is an expert in developing quotes for projects, customer service, billing, conducting inventories and ordering supplies.

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What do you like most about your job?
B: I enjoy the people and companies I’ve worked with for years. It’s a job I look forward to going to every morning. It’s my “happy place.”

What are the biggest challenges in your position?
B: I’m unable to run and lift like I did the first 30 years, but I make do! If I can’t move something, I just grab a teammate to help me out.

What are some achievements, successes or milestones you are proud of?
B: I started working at EPI-HAB in the 1970s at $2.00 an hour. I was a single mom and in the process of getting a divorce. Even back then, I felt proud to work here. We work together as a team. I worked my way up to become a group leader, an assistant and then a supervisor! I was then promoted from supervisor to assistant general manager of EPI-HAB.

What are your hobbies? What do you do during your time out of the office?
B: My husband and I enjoy watching movies, spending time at the casino and visiting with our grandchildren.

What television show or movie reminds you the most of the team atmosphere and personalities you work with at EPI-HAB?
B: The Brady Bunch! Similar to the brothers, sisters, parents and even Alice, the maid, EPI-HAB is one big, happy family!

Interested in joining Bonnie and starting a career with EPI-HAB? Check out our website for more information: www.epihab.org

 

 

EPI-HAB is Named in Phoenix Business Journal’s Top 25 Health/Medical Nonprofits

EPI-HAB Phoenix, Inc., a not-for-profit company focused on providing meaningful employment for individuals with epilepsy and other challenges, today announced it has been named to the Phoenix Business Journal’s list of the top 25 health/medical nonprofits. This honor is based on 2015-2016 annual budgets submitted by local nonprofits. EPI-HAB employs six full-time managers and engages 27 employees on a full and part-time basis. The organization operates on an annual budget of $1.2 million and provided services to more than 100 active clients in 2015.

For nearly sixty years, EPI-HAB Phoenix, Inc., unlike most other nonprofit organizations, has been self-sufficient. The organization is unique in that it does not solicit donations or charitable contributions, receive any grants – government or otherwise, nor does it conduct fundraisers. EPI-HAB operates and competes, for the most part, as a for-profit business.

The 501(c)3 organization was founded in 1958 by a group of business and medical professionals who volunteered their time and efforts to form a company providing meaningful employment opportunities for individuals with epilepsy. Government grants and other funds helped launch EPI-HAB, but the goal from the beginning was for the company to become self-supporting.

The goal was quickly achieved, and over the years, EPI-HAB has actually been able to donate excess profits to local charities to advance the study of epilepsy. Additionally, with the health industry’s breakthroughs in the field of epilepsy, EPI-HAB expanded its mission “to provide meaningful employment for individuals with epilepsy and other challenges.”

“EPI-HAB focuses on its employees’ ‘abilities,’ rather than their limitations,” said Matt Redmann, Executive Director of EPI-HAB. “Their wealth of intelligence, experience and dedication has been the key to EPI-HAB’s success.”

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For decades, EPI-HAB has helped businesses, large and small, overcome challenges with growth and logistics. The company helps save time, money and space with its hand labor solutions; including mailings, inspection/cleaning, assembly and custom packaging, storage and order fulfillment. EPI-HAB is suited for jobs of all sizes, from the large business needing increased production during its peak season to the individual who needs some help with a bulk mailing. Employees have taken on important projects for local professional sports teams as well as medical device manufacturers.


“EPI-HAB represents the perfect combination of ‘helping individuals who need help’ and helping businesses in need of our flexible services, all without government or taxpayer expense…a true WIN, WIN, WIN,” explained Redmann.

If you have a labor-intensive job or know of someone who may be interested in working at EPI-HAB, contact Matt Redmann at 602-254-7027 or through email at matt@epihab.org

EPI-HAB: Your “Jack-Of-All-Trades” Hand Labor Solution

EPI-HAB Phoenix Inc. was founded in 1958 by a group of business and medical professionals who volunteered their time and efforts to form a company “to provide employment opportunities for individuals with epilepsy.” Over its 50+ years, EPI-HAB has assisted hundreds of individuals with epilepsy and other challenges while at the same time providing the workspace, skilled workforce, and refined processes to be the “jack-of-all-trades” hand labor solution to businesses large and small!

EPI-HAB specializes in hand labor of all types: assembly and disassembly, inspection, repair work, packaging, product quality checking, cleaning, mailings, fulfillment, shrink wrapping as well as delivery and storage! Additionally, the company is suited for jobs of all sizes, from the large business needing increased production during its peak season to the individual needing help with a bulk mailing.

Below, we’ve highlighted some recent projects showcasing the diversity of services EPI-HAB provides.

Mailings at EPI-HAB

Is your company overwhelmed with a mailing project? EPI-HAB’s staff can help with hand sorting, stuffing, collating, sealing and applying labels and postage!

In this example, the EPI-HAB team is inserting multiple pages into an insurance enrollment folder and repackaging the folders to be sent out to customers.

Fulfillment at EPI-HAB

EPI-HAB offers a full suite of fulfillment services, including:

    • Receiving inbound goods from your suppliers
    • Inventorying and storing your goods
    • Collating items, assembling and/or packaging items according to your requirements
    • Receiving your daily, weekly, monthly or sporadic orders by phone, fax or e-mail
    • Picking/packing and shipping your products to your customers per your requirements
    • Updating inventories and communicating transactions and supply levels

EPI-HAB is a trusted partner of Heckler Design, working with the company from start to finish (i.e., assembly, packaging, quality control, and shipping) on a wide range of fulfillment projects, including stands to mount technology for point-of-sale use and office furniture.

 

Our skilled hand laborers were also recently tasked with a fulfillment project for ToneWoodAmp.

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EPI-HAB is the leading order fulfillment specialist for product developers and startup companies who lack the infrastructure to handle a surge in orders. Many business owners are also unaware of all that goes into the shipping process to keep costs down and customers happy. If your garage-based business is growing and you’re in need of a helping hand, EPI-HAB is your cost-effective manufacturing, packaging and shipping solution!

Assembly and Inspection at EPI-HAB

Rather than staff, train and lay-off or pay overtime for your peak periods and emergency needs, why not save time and money by hiring EPI-HAB’s skilled assembly and inspection team? As with our mailing and fulfillment services, EPI-HAB offers turnkey assembly and inspection services to a wide range of industries, including medical devices.  The photo below showcases a recent project the EPI-HAB team completed for Micro Tech Southwest. The EPI-HAB team assembles and inspects the company’s catheter adapters.

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EPI-HAB also receives shipments of SRP M-Power units multiple times a day—sometimes receiving as many as 3,600 units per week.  Our team strips the units of their packaging, sorts them by model number and transports the units to the computer scanning operation where each unit is logged. The EPI-HAB inspection team also “scopes” each unit for operational defects. The M-Power units that pass are deep cleaned, repackaged and warehoused.

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In January, the EPI-HAB team assembled and delivered these elaborate gift baskets for the Arizona Commerce Commission. EPI-HAB is equipped to help all destination centers, casinos, hotels, conference centers, and guest relations companies with assembly and collation operations. We assist many companies with the preparation of convention materials and goodie bags.

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A great example of inspection services offered by EPI-HAB is the Phoenix Suns commemorative glass project our team completed in January. EPI-HAB inspected, sorted, and delivered close to 33,000 glasses that were given away to game attendees.

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Repairs at EPI-HAB

EPI-HAB can also help companies with repair work. EPI-HAB saved the day for a corrugated box maker dealing with quality defects in the company’s boxes. The EPI-HAB team received the boxes, broke open each bundle, inspected every box, repaired all of the defective boxes and then re-bundled, re-palletized and packed the finished boxes to send to the end user. This saved the customer the cost of re-running the job, the corrugated waste and delays to the end user.

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“White Glove” Service at EPI-HAB

Does your product require a clean or sterile environment? “White glove” treatment is another unique service offered by EPI-HAB. Heckler Design, for example, was in need of meticulous “white glove” services for the company’s Air Conference Room Frames that were manufactured with a high-gloss metal finish. EPI-HAB employees, using white gloves, Q-tips, polish, shammy cloths and plenty of “elbow grease,” thoroughly polished, bagged, boxed and shipped the products to a thrilled customer!

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Storage at EPI-HAB

EPI-HAB’s warehouse is secure and racked for pallet storage. We unload your palletized materials (40” x  48” x  50”), place the materials in assigned space and pull it out for you when you wish to remove it. Charges are month-to-month per number of pallets. Special inventories, fulfillment from your palletized materials and transportation services are available!

 

With decades of experience, EPI-HAB is poised to be your go-to “jack-of-all-trades” hand labor solution!

Please contact us with any questions or to request a free quote!

EPI-HAB: Your Business’ Secret Weapon

For decades, EPI-HAB Phoenix, Inc. has helped businesses, large and small, overcome challenges with growth and logistics.  The company helps save time, money and space with its hand labor solutions; including mailings, inspection/cleaning, assembly and custom packaging, storage and order fulfillment.

Sometimes, however, we have found prospective customers underestimate the variety of businesses that can benefit from our organization, and it’s easy to get lost in our long list of services without knowing how related businesses are successfully partnering with EPI-HAB.

For that reason, we’ve taken some time to collate three recent success stories from some very different companies, across a variety of sectors.

Challenge 1 – “Gift Bag Burdens”

So…you’re giving an awards banquet for 500 of your “besties,” and you want each guest to have a gift bag, but you don’t have the space or crew to collate and assemble the gifts in time. What do you do?

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce was faced with this very dilemma, but they had a secret weapon: EPI-HAB’s phone number (602-254-7027) in their back pocket.

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Solution:  EPI-HAB received and stored the various gift bag items, collated and assembled the bags, and then packed and delivered them to the banquet hall the day of the Chamber’s “Impact Awards Dinner.”

Challenge 2 – “Defect Distress”

One of EPI-HAB’s customers, a corrugated box maker, experienced an equipment problem which resulted in defects to its boxes. Not noticing the problem until the job was complete, the box maker was faced with two options: scrap the boxes and rerun the operation OR find a cost-effective, timely way to fix the defects.

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Solution:  EPI-HAB stepped in as the box maker’s “quicker fixer!” The EPI-HAB team received the boxes, broke open each bundle, inspected every box, repaired all of the defective boxes and then re-bundled, re-palletized and packed the finished boxes to send to the end user. This saved the customer the cost of re-running the job, the corrugated waste and delays to the end user.

Challenge 3 – “White Glove Worries”

Heckler Design, one of EPI-HAB’s largest customers, was in need of an uncommon, labor-intensive and meticulous “white glove service” for the company’s Air Conference Room Frames that were manufactured with a high-gloss metal finish.

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Solution: EPI-HAB employees, using white gloves, Q-tips, polish, shammy cloths and plenty of “elbow grease,” thoroughly cleaned and polished the units. The dazzling frames were then bagged, boxed and shipped to a very satisfied customer.

We’d love for your company to become the world’s next EPI-HAB success story! To learn more about EPI-HAB’S mail processing, fulfillment, assembly, inspection and storage solutions, call: 602-254-7027 or complete our online inquiry form.

EPI-HAB Partners with ToneWoodAmp Providing Assembly, Packaging and Fulfillment

EPI-HAB was recently tasked with the full assembly, packaging and fulfillment of a project for ToneWoodAmp.

Developed by musical innovator, Ofer Webman, the ToneWoodAmp allows a guitarist to play with different effects, unplugged – with the effects emanating organically from the guitar’s sound hole and the body itself. Similar to the way the strings excite the top of the guitar to produce sound, ToneWoodAmp excites the back of the instrument, producing sound waves of effects such as reverb, echo, delay, tremolo and more, which interact with the natural sound of the guitar itself. The ToneWoodAmp is also an iDevice interface allowing musicians to experiment with audio and MIDI apps.

To give you a better idea of the sound variations the amp provides, we encourage you to check out Andy Wood from Rascal Flatts playing Kashmir with the ToneWoodAmp!

 

 

This is one of the first projects the EPI-HAB team has been been involved in from assembly through the fulfillment of each unit. We love being presented with new challenges!

Below are the different steps that went into the manufacturing of this innovative product:

  • The project began with the assembly of the amp with a programmed circuit board, batteries, case, control knobs and labels.

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(Note: This assembly involving the circuit board, batteries and accessories took place in a static-controlled area within EPI-HAB’s facilties.)

  • After assembly, our team members quality tested each unit.

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  • Next came the assembly of each unit’s three corrugated packaging components: the box, lower tray, and upper tray.

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  • The completely assembled units, along with a corresponding cord and X brace, were then inserted into a corrugated box with trays.

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  • In the final step of the ToneWoodAmp project, the EPI-HAB team finalized the units’ packaging and slid the sleeves over the corrugated boxes, readying the ToneWoodAmps for fulfillment!

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About EPI-HAB:
EPI-HAB brings more than 57 years of experience and energy to fulfillment, assembly and inspection, full-service mail processing, and storage. As a 501(c) 3 organization, we are totally self-sufficient while providing meaningful employment opportunities for individuals with epilepsy and other challenges.  EPI-HAB focuses on the abilities of its employees, not their disabilities, and performs valued work for businesses, large and small, assisting them with a wide variety of projects ranging from the assembly of medical devices to order fulfillment.

To learn more about EPI-HAB’s assembly, packaging, and fulfillment services, call: 602-254-7027 or complete our online inquiry form.

What’s New at EPI-HAB?

Founded in 1958, EPI-HAB Phoenix Inc. is a totally self-sufficient, not-for-profit company focused on providing meaningful employment for individuals with epilepsy and other challenges, primarily through hand labor services.

Over the past couple of months, we’ve had some exciting company updates and projects rolling through our doors. Here’s a quick snapshot of what we’ve been up to:

At the end of February, the EPI-HAB team collated and stuffed 2,300 backpacks with booklets, information sheets and other unique swag for the annual Waste Management Symposium that took place at the Phoenix Convention Center.

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EPI-HAB can also help businesses with the assembly of sales collateral or informational packets. The Salt River Project approached us this month looking for help with the assembly of 5,000 New Construction Kits. The project was made up of four steps:

  1. Pre-work: Inserting info sheets into protective pages
  2. Pre-work: Inserting CDs and DVDs into protective pages
  3. Assembly of the notebook/kit
  4. Finalizing the New Construction Kit

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Why choose EPI-HAB for assembly/collation services?

Gift baskets, swag bags, and informational kits or packets can be very effective marketing tactics, but can also be incredibly time consuming to compile, especially if you want to keep essential employees working on the tasks they’re best at. Reach out to EPI-HAB to save your employees’ time! With our help, your assembly/collation work will be completed thoroughly and efficiently.

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Early this month, EPI-HAB took on a fun, tech-related project for Heckler Design. Our team assembled WindFall Stands that are used to mount iPads for point-of-sale use. We are proud to be Heckler Design’s fulfillment, assembly and shipping partner.

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We also saw repeat business from valued client Micro Tech Southwest, Inc. The EPI-HAB team assembled and inspected 300,000 Touhy Borst Adapters (catheter adapters) for the medical device manufacturer, ensuring quality. Prior to connecting with EPI-HAB, the catheter adapter’s assembly and inspection was outsourced to Mexico. We are pleased we can continue to offer the company a timely, cost-effective solution here in the U.S.

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EPI-HAB also receives shipments of M-Power units multiple times per day. Our team strips the units of their packaging, sorts them by model number, and transports the units to the computer scanning operation where each unit is scanned into a log. By scanning the pin numbers, each returned M-Power unit is recorded, so deposit monies can be properly refunded. The EPI-HAB inspection team also “scopes” each unit for operational defects. The M-Power units that pass are then deep cleaned. After being cleaned, the M-Power units are repackaged with new informational brochures, and then individually boxed/skidded units are returned to the warehouse, where they’ll await re-issue to the next customer.

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Finally, last but not least, both EPI-HAB’s building and website underwent facelifts!

We are very excited to announce the launch of our new website: www.epihab.org. The new site has a fresh new look and improved functionality to better serve our clients. We’ve updated content and integrated responsive web design. The responsive design provides visitors with an optimal viewing experience. Whether you’re using a computer or mobile device, you will find EPI-HAB’s new site easy to read, with minimal resizing, panning and scrolling. We also aim to keep the website as interactive as possible, so keep an eye out for regular blogs and updates!

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EPI-HAB’s building will also be seeing $30,000 worth of concrete repair work. The minerals in the water are extremely aggressive, and over time, will deteriorate concrete and rebar. Please Note: EPI-HAB is still open during this construction and eager to help you with your next labor-intensive project!

To learn more about any of EPI-HAB’S services or career opportunities, call 602-254-7027 or complete our online inquiry form.

Meet the Team: An Interview with Torrey Rogers, EPI-HAB’s Controller

At EPI-HAB, we can’t say enough about our employees’ dedication and determination. The team’s collective backgrounds and variety of skill sets help us develop creative solutions to our clients’ challenges and ensure their high expectations are always met. This month, we are excited to continue our series of blog entries and e-blasts introducing EPI-HAB’s hardworking employees to our readers, friends and partners.

February’s employee spotlight features Torrey Rogers, EPI-HAB’s highly-esteemed Controller:

Torrey, a native of Sheridan, Wyoming, transferred from Sheridan Community College to attend DeVry University Phoenix. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. After college, Torrey developed a successful career in home remodeling, but when the housing market took a turn in 2009, he knew it was time to seek out new opportunities. Torrey applied for the Controller position at EPI-HAB and met with Matt Redmann (Executive Director) and the retiring Controller. He was instantly taken with EPI-HAB’s mission of providing meaningful employment for individuals with epilepsy and other challenges by performing valued work for area businesses. “Taking the job was an easy decision,” Torrey says.

As EPI-HAB’s Controller, Torrey is tasked with directing all of EPI-HAB’s financial accounting operations, as well as the planning, managing, training and maintenance of EPI-HAB’s PC-networked computer system.  Additionally, Torrey serves as the principle liaison to the external auditor and interacts monthly with the Board of Directors.

What do you like most about your job?

T: I enjoy the range of different tasks. In the short time I’ve been at EPI-HAB, I have been able to gain experience in all departments.

What are the biggest challenges in your position?

T: As it pertains to marketing, I don’t know whether I’m measuring the right things. Open rates, number of followers and traffic are all important, but there must be a formula to quantify and connect our efforts to hard results such as growth and revenue. Additionally, I’d like to be more effective at targeting and identifying who it is I should be marketing to.

What are some company achievements, successes or milestones you are proud of?

T: I am proud of the work I’ve done with Matt to develop and implement a marketing plan.

What are your hobbies? What do you do during your time out of the office?

T: I like short trips to Las Vegas, sunbathing, and attending sporting events. I have also developed a passion and appreciation for premium cigars.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received? Why is it important?

T: My parents taught me to always be a leader and not a follower. As a youngster, that advice kept me out of a lot of trouble, and as an adult, it’s brought me lots of success.

Additionally, to further develop his leadership skills, Torrey recently completed a nine-month Nonprofit Leadership program by ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation. The class was made up of approximately thirty professionals from the nonprofit sector and met once a month at a different local nonprofit. Subjects included using social media, how to enlist board members and advocacy in nonprofits. Torrey also had the opportunity to meet with several leaders and celebrities in the nonprofit sector.

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Interested in joining Torrey and starting a career with EPI-HAB? Check out our website for more information: www.epihab.org