Trading Office Noise for Summer Fun

From the noise of machines to the buzz of a social activity, summer is definitely more fun in the sun.

Mondays through Fridays in the Coller Industries building are always noisy. From the ticking of keyboards in marketing to phone calls about orders in customer service, the noise is constant. And the loudest place of all is production and shipping. With the laser machines going full strength and the packing tape being stretched out to wrap each shipment securely, each employee is focused on one thing: our customers.

trading in the office noise for the park, good food and fun with colleaguesLast Saturday however, brought a different type of noise. From the creaking of plastic under bare feet in the bounce house to the gentle murmur of a crowd while they attempted to socialize while eating delicious barbecue, Coller Industries’ employees created a unique sound at the annual company barbecue get-together.

As always, the bounce house was a hit with the kids. And someone brought water guns for the kids to play with as well. While the adults chatted away, the kids ran around chasing each other, and everyone had a blast!

trading in the office noise for the park, good food from Joe Morleys and fun with colleaguesThe food was just as fantastic as the fun!

Joe Morely’s Bar-B-Q pulled it off again this year. With spare ribs, two types of sliced meat smothered in barbecue sauce, potato salad, macaroni and cheese, baked beans and rolls, the spread was amazing. To finish off the meal was a giant apple pie and a couple of strawberry cheesecakes. Oh, and cookies for the kids who were still chasing each other with the water guns!

While the noise of the office is anything but mundane, it’s always nice to be out with colleagues and to have the variety of the outdoors and social conversations. We want to say thank you to Coller Industries for providing such a wonderful event for their employees. The company works just as hard at keeping their employees happy as the employees do for the customers.

And, here’s some noise from those busy employees:

trading in the office noise for the park, good food and fun with colleaguesCreelaBelle, Content Writer, said, “I like that we have fun and do things together as a company, but we also try to do our best and make customers happy. It’s the best of both worlds.”

Patrick, Production and Shipping Manager, said, “This was our best barbecue yet! And, having the bounce house was great for the kids. My daughter loved it. But, by far my favorite part of working at Coller Industries is all the cool people I work with.”

Hannah, Customer Service Manager, said, “Even though the free food is always a plus, it’s great to see everyone in a relaxed environment and see all the kids. We have such a great group of employees, and it feels more like we’re friends than coworkers.”

Certifications and Encouragement for Employees

Are your employees just the best and you need new ways to recognize their certifications?

Here at Coller Industries, our customer service department has the answer for all of your certifications needs!

using star shaped name tags for employee certifications encouragement“I wanted to have certifications for each of our products,” Hannah, our Customer Service Manager, explained. I was originally going to do a sticker board but Traci, our Assistant Customer Service Manager, had the idea for star name tags. We’re a name tag company, so why not use name tags?”

To better assist our customers in their ordering process, customer service is available to help process orders, answer product questions and overall be there for each person as needed. Meaning that each customer service representative needs to know how to use all of our products.

“I love the stars!” Traci exclaimed. “Hannah and I talked about certifications in products as a good recognition program. We wanted a way to move our team through training with a visual element of everyone’s progress. We had talked about a chart or certificates, but we were so happy when we thought of tags. Because, after all, we are a name tag company.”

Custom Shape Name Tags

A custom shaped name tag is a great way to draw attention to your company in a world of rectangle badges. Make sure your customers remember your company by selecting a shape to highlight your logo or that helps to define your company. We have 20 templates to choose from including ovals, a variety of animal shapes and more. With our advanced laser technology, we can create almost any shape or design.

using custom shaped name tags for employee certificationsStar name tag certifications are available for:

  • Reusables
  • Badge Ribbons
  • Signs
  • Stock Items
  • Name Tags
  • Lanyards
  • Rosettes
  • Name Plates
  • Ribbon Rolls
  • Plaques (coming soon)

 

These star tags have become popular in our customer service department. Due to the steps to becoming certified being so simple, almost all of our customer service team has every star. And that means one major thing for all of our customers. We know how to help you get what you want and need!

So, don’t hesitate in getting any of your personal identification needs. Our customer service team is dedicated to helping you, our customer.

Feedback, Reviews & Customer Appreciation

Sometimes, we just need to let our customers speak for us! And here are some glowing reviews to prove it!

customer reviews for coller industries name tag inc

Dianne

“The website is easy to navigate and easy to use. First-time success. I talked with Lydia on the telephone before placing the order, and she was very helpful and pleasant. She walked me through the steps. I am looking forward to using you again in the future.”

Kalyca said, “Customer service got right back to me and answered all of my questions in a friendly way!”

Danielle

“First visit on this site, and I am very pleased! After searching similar sites (including local stores), this one offers the specific badge size I want. The custom order process is easy to follow. I had a product/processing question that was answered promptly, and additional information seems to be readily available on the site. Prices, setup fee and shipping are all reasonable. I’m looking forward to making this my new name badge vendor, and see what other great products you provide!”

Sheri said, “We have ordered before. The service is quick, the product looks great; never had any problems with quality or service.”

Laurie

“I have been ordering from Coller Industries for several years now. Despite that I only order once a year, at most, the fact that the website recognizes me from past orders, and allows me to duplicate them so that our old and our new name plates look the same, is AMAZING and COOL! Also, being able to download a list is a thing of beauty too! I have called in the past and had wonderful customer service experiences. I would highly recommend your business to anyone who asks.”

Karlyn said, “Reordering is easy especially with the ability to upload an excel file.”

Other Great Reviews

Dawn

“I ordered name tags for a charity Board on which I serve. You guys were fantastic! I received proofs, made some changes, received those very quickly, approved them and received the tags within a week. Your people were very polite when I called. The product is a wonderful quality. My Board is absolutely going to love them. Thank you for a great job!”

Susan said, “Your customer service rep told me how to order additional tags online for an existing account, and she was very helpful. Thanks!”

Chacha said, “This is my second time placing an order with you. Ordering is simple, and the product is high quality and exactly what I expect to receive. Thank you!”

customer reviews for service and product at coller industriesWe appreciate all the feedback received from our customers and would love to hear about your experience with our company. Send us your reviews, questions and comments on our products and services. And let us know if there is anywhere we need to improve.

How We Show Gratitude & Appreciation

These are big words: gratitude, appreciation, community. And their meanings are even more significant!

these special valentines show how much gratitude and appreciation comes from our annual GEF donationEvery year around this time, Coller Industries receives a special package. Inside this package are not only handwritten thank you Valentines, but also lots and lots of love. We receive these cards every year due to our annual donations to the Granite Education Foundation. And every year, our hearts are filled with gratitude and appreciation for those in our community.

Enclosed in the package is also a letter from the board of Granite Education Foundation:

Hey, Valentine!

Exchanging heartfelt messages on Valentine’s Day is a well-loved tradition. While the earliest Valentines were little more than hastily scribbled notes, today we can choose from thousands of varieties, each designed for a specific relationship in our lives. A hundred years ago, only sweethearts exchanged Valentine’s Day cards, but the practice has spread to encompass friends, family, colleagues and supporters.

This year, Granite Education Foundation and students from throughout Granite School District want to express our heartfelt thanks for your continued generosity and support. Enclosed you will find hand-made Valentine’s Day cards that our students created with YOU in mind.

Each board member signs this letter as a token of their gratitude and appreciation for all our donation does for teachers, students and the school district.

these special valentines show how much gratitude and appreciation comes from our annual GEF donationGranite Education Foundation (GEF)

Federal and state funds do not meet the immense needs of our students, teachers and schools. The Granite Education Foundation provides access to resources that improve educational outcomes.

We provide educational opportunities for students of Granite School District.

We educate students, teachers and members of our community on ways to impact our community. Together, we CAN make a difference! We gather and give resources the GRANITE way. We impact children and teachers in public education. We advocate, inform and promote learning for students and their families.

The lessons we learn from helping in our community teaches us how to be grateful for what we have. And when we realize what we have, we give even more back to those around us.

these special valentines show how much gratitude and appreciation comes from our annual GEF donation

these special valentines show how much gratitude and appreciation comes from our annual GEF donation

Coller Industries is known for their impact in the community through product donations. But the annual contribution to GEF is the one donation that we deem the most poignant. We are giving to the schools, the children, and most importantly, we are providing for our future.

These actions we make each year fill our hearts with gratitude and appreciation for those around us. Those who strive every day to make a difference in the world. So, yes, we receive thank you cards, but we feel that we are the ones who should be the most grateful. And that, in essence, is why we give donations.

A Holly, Jolly Coller Christmas Party

Coller Industries enjoys spoiling their employees!

And we all love accepting it, especially at the annual Christmas party!

Each year, every employee at Coller Industries is privileged to be included in an annual Christmas party. This event includes a luncheon that is catered by a local hotel. There are games, presents and of course wonderful conversations.

enjoying our annual holiday christmas coller industries party
enjoying our annual holiday christmas coller industries party
enjoying our annual holiday christmas coller industries party

Because we love name tags so much, every year, each employee receives a personalized gift. This year the gifts were monogrammed with the traditional CI logo and adorned with a custom Christmas tree tied with a festive personalized ribbon with each name engraved into it. The mugs were also filled with delicious goodies.

santa came to our annual holiday christmas coller industries partyWe played bingo, had raffles and there was even an award for naming a new reindeer for Santa’s sleigh. Her name is SparkleDream! We also received a very nice duffle bag with the CI logo printed onto it. And every child who came to the party received a hand-chosen gift just for them.

And this year, for the first time ever, we had a special guest show up: Santa Claus! All of the children loved sitting on his lap and singing with him about reindeer and snowmen.

Gary Coller (President): “The best thing about the Christmas party is celebrating the season with my employees and their families. For many of them, this is the only time I see their spouses and children. Year after year I get to see their families grow and it’s a great feeling to think that I play a small part in their success.”

 

enjoying our annual holiday christmas coller industries partyAs employees, we would like to give a special thank you to Coller Industries.

And especially the Coller family and our office manager, purchasing agent and receptionist, Eboni, Audra and Kylie N., for providing such an enjoyable activity for their employees. And here’s how we say that thank you!

 

CreelaBelle (Content Writer): “There was definitely a feeling of camaraderie. I could tell everyone there had a huge amount of love and respect for the company, and as a new employee, that means a lot.”

Slim (Quality Control): “This year’s Christmas party was awesome! The food was better. I thought the venue was much better this year too. I had a great time!”

Melanie (Graphic Artist): “I really enjoyed the food at this year’s party, especially the fish. The company gifts were very nice, and I liked the overall atmosphere of the event – ‘formal’ but relaxed. This year’s party ran very smoothly, and I look forward to enjoying another one next year!”