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November 11, 2022

Veterans Day 2022. UPT celebrated its' Veterans on Friday 11/11.

UPT celebrated its' Veterans on Friday 11/11. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Our 6 vets enjoyed a 10lb honey baked ham and nice care package compliments of UPT.

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October 3, 2022

Locust company plans to expand into Ohio next year

Published 11:38 am Monday, October 3, 2022 by the Stanly News and Press

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October 7, 2022

UPT EMPLOYEES exceeded the set of goal of $500 and raised a total of $545 toward Breast Cancer Research.

OCTOBER is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!! updated: October 31, 2022  This year, UPT EMPLOYEES exceeded the set of goal of $500 and raised a total of $545 toward Breast Cancer Research. Thank you so much for those that participated and wore PINK!!  UPT asked every employee to wear PINK SHIRTS (or other PINK ATTIRE – pants, hair, hat) on Fridays in October. For every PINK SHIRT worn on Fridays in October (there are 4), UPT will donate $5 to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.The mission of Susan G.Komen is to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.  Here is the breakdown week by week:  10/28/2022: Out of 60 employees; 30 employees wore PINK That’s roughly 50% participation. Raising $150 for Breast Cancer Research.   10/21/2022:Out of 58 employees; 28 employees wore PINK. That’s roughly 48% participation.Raising $140 for Breast Cancer Research.   10/14/2022: Out of 58 employees; 22 employees wore PINK That’s roughly 38% participation.Raising $110 for Breast Cancer Research.   10/7/2022:Out of 58 employees; 29 employees wore PINK That’s roughly 49% participation.Raising $145 for Breast Cancer Research.  Last year, 2021, we did a one-day event (wearing pink shirts on 10/14) and raised $280.October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. updated 10/7/2022: For the month of October UPT is challenging its' employees to wear Pink (shirts, wigs, hats, socks) every Friday in October. For every PINK SHIRT (or other clothing item) worn, UPT will donate $5 to the Susan G Komen Foundation. Our Goal is to raise $500.

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August 21, 2022

The staff at UPT celebrated 20-years in business at the Local Room in Locust.

43 employees and their guests (68 people total) showed on Sunday afternoon 8/21/22 at the Local Room in Locust NC to celebrate their company's 20 year anniversary. Everyone enjoyed live music, food, drinks, door raffle prizes (themed gift boxes), freebies (UPT promotional items/giveaways) and great fellowship with fellow co-workers. After a speech from the CTO, Brent Barbee (founder of UPT), special recognition took place to those 13 employees who worked 5+, 10, 15 and 20 years with the company. A good time was had by all!!

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July 7, 2022

UPT CELEBRATES 20-YEARS in Business

UPT CELEBRATES 20-YEARS in Business

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June 27, 2022

Dan Bishop visits UPT

Dan Bishop visited UPT on June 27th, 2022.

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RAPID SPLINE SCANNING SYSTEM (RS3) FOR ACCURATE SPLINE INSPECTION

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are highly competitive programs that encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) with the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR and STTR enable small businesses to explore their technological potential and provide the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated, and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.

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What is DLC?

DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) is a category or classification for a specific family of thin-film coatings.This group of coatings is typically used on critical wear components to drastically improve durability,decrease friction and improve the general function of certain components; extrusion tooling, gears,weapon components, actuators, etc.

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