November 2016 Newsletter

Students Look to Careers in Growing Industry

T/CCI attended the First Annual Manufacturer’s Day at Richland Community College on October 14th.  Approximately 80 junior and senior high school students enrolled at Heartland Technical Academy attended the event. The focus of the event was to showcase careers and career paths in manufacturing and encourage students to make manufacturing a career and area of study. Students had the opportunity to network with local employers, eat lunch with employers and listen to an employer-led presentations on getting a job, a day in the life of a manufacturer and future opportunities in manufacturing. Students asked the panel questions about entry requirements, income potential and local job outlook.

A majority of the students that attended the event were enrolled in welding or contract machining classes at Richland. According to RCC Instructor John Daum, enrollment for dual credit courses is up—stating that younger students were not intimidated by the math or hands-on aspect of using CNC machinery. “It was exciting to see so many young students asking questions about careers at T/CCI,” said Anastasia Lingle, Human Resources Manager. “I was surprised that a few students reached out by e-mail and inquired about employment opportunities upon graduation.”

Lindsey Parrish Says Business Model Will Grow Opportunity

Describe your role with T/CCI. 
I am a Senior Manager at T/CCI and I play a leadership role in customer support. I work to understand the needs of our customers and ensure that our team meets those needs. Strategic planning and collaboration with product development is essential for making sure our products meet organization standards and satisfy customer requirements.

What’s been your best experience working for T/CCI?
The best thing about working for T/CCI has been the ownership and management. The Demirjian family knows how to treat employees and they are a pleasure to work with.

What opportunities do you see in the industry?
Our industry has stiff competition—most of our competitors are large multi-billion dollar companies with established global structures. Our business model prioritizes talent, cost structure and global resources to maintain and build our customer base. Our customers appreciate the way we do business and competitors are noticing our successes. I believe our model will continue to grow our opportunities.

How have your experiences/knowledge from past roles shaped your experience in your current role?
I have worked in the mobile and commercial air conditioning field for 35 years. The best thing I’ve learned is how to truly listen. If you listen, you can solve problems and gain trust. This is paramount in our business.


T/CCI and tillotson introduce diamond standard vertical engines at gie

T/CCI partnered with sister company, Tillotson, a world-leading manufacturer of carburetors, to introduce the first Tillotson made lawn mower engine at the 2016 Green Industry & Equipment Expo in Louisville, KY, October 19-21. The new Tillotson Diamond Standard Vertical Engines are available in 140cc, 173cc and 196cc. The engines are powered by Tillotson’s patented TillotsonTCT fuel system that reduces emissions by up to 40% and delivers 5% more torque and a more stable power curve for ultimate performance.

“The Tillotson name and reputation has been a powerhouse in the lawn and garden industry for more than 100 years. We have taken our engineering expertise and a century of industry knowledge to create one of the most powerful lawnmower engines in this space,” said Tillotson President Charles Demirjian. “Our design provides more power and torque with greater stability and lower emissions. The combination of our high-quality manufacturing partnership with T/CCI and our new TillotsonTCT fuel technology gives us a distinct advantage over the competition. This engine will increase the value of manufacturer’s equipment while creating a significant product cost savings.”

T/CCI’s ISO-9001:2003 with Design and ISO14001 and TS-16949 certification provides Tillotson with the highest standard automotive grade manufacturing capability which translates to superior product and greater savings for the customer. Together, Tillotson and T/CCI dedicate themselves to a collaborative philosophy with customers that starts with engineering & application expertise, a fast responsive support program and global logistics through our facilities in the US, Ireland, Argentina, China, Germany and Spain.


T/CCI Attends DTNA Tradeshow

For nearly 30 years, T/CCI has been supporting a key customer, the DTNA Aftermarket Group, at the Daimler Trucks North America dealer tradeshow. T/CCI’s Kara Huss, Charlie Roberts and Lindsey Parrish attended the event in Washington D.C. and provided technical information and sales tips on T/CCI products for attendees from over 500 dealerships. T/CCI also attended meetings with DTNA managers to discuss continued growth for AC and Air Brake Compressor lines. Customer support and loyalty is always a T/CCI advantage.

Automechanika Buenos Aires 2016

T/CCI hopes to see our customers at Argentina’s leading international trade fair for the automotive service industry targeting trade visitors from South America, Automechanika Buenos Aires 2016, Booth # 3A-20 on November 9-11, 2016.