Uremet Corporation names Jessy Coffeen new CEO
SANTA ANA, Calif. –– Uremet Corporation, the leading manufacturer of high-quality, high-performance solid polyurethane wheels, announced that it has named Jessy Coffeen its new Chief Executive Officer. The appointment became effective in April.
Coffeen has worked her way up at Uremet in her 12 years with the company, serving first as a temporary receptionist and then joining the Accounting Department. In the latter role, she demonstrated a strong worth ethic and attention to detail. Coffeen later was elevated to Accounting Manager and then to President and Chief Operating Officer before becoming CEO.
During her tenure, Coffeen has made substantial contributions to the strong, steady growth of Uremet, which has expanded from 20 to more than 60 employees and currently is moving from its original Santa Ana location to a larger, 44,000-square-foot headquarters in nearby Garden Grove. With a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Arizona and her years of company experience, Coffeen is spearheading various projects and initiatives aimed at fueling Uremet’s continued growth in the amusement wheel and other high-performance application market sectors.
“Jessy has worn a lot of hats since she started at Uremet and knows its business operations inside and out,” said Chris Ayayo, Uremet’s Chairman of the Board. “She has really stepped up her game over the past few years, and we look forward to her putting that experience, dedication and enthusiasm to use as our new CEO.”
Steve Zamolo, a 20-year Board member and shareholder, added: “I hired Jessy as an intern in 2004, and as the granddaughter of one of our founding partners, she has been exposed throughout her life to the uncompromising expectations we have for manufacturing the highest quality amusement ride wheels. Her leadership qualities combined with her knowledge of all of the operational standards that make Uremet unique provide the perfect fit to be successful as our CEO.”
“It has been a privilege to be a part of an organization that delivers the highest quality product to the biggest, fastest and most exciting roller coasters in the world,” Coffeen said. “I will do my best to serve the amusement industry by continuing to bring solutions and innovative products to market, such as our new Uremet Lighted Wheel.”
A message From our Leadership
A message from our leadership: For over 25 years, Uremet has been manufacturing high performance and high quality wheels. Our team is dedicated to continuing being the world’s leader in Amusement wheels and helping our customers with their urethane needs. As we have grown during this time and changes have taken place, our focus hasn’t changed.
We understand the importance of the product we provide to our customers and are committed to continuing making high quality products. We greatly value the relationships we have with our customers, for without you, we wouldn’t be who we are. We thank you for this partnership and look forward to building on this as well as forging new relationships. For those who we have yet to work with, we look forward to that opportunity in the future when your need for high performance wheels arises.
Uremet will remain focused on continuing the traditions that our founder and predecessors have instilled in our team and will not lose sight of maintaining what we do best. We look forward to an exciting future!
If you have any questions or need anything, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Steven McAllaster, P.E.
Chief Executive Officer
President & Chief Operating Officer
Uremet’s New CEO and COO
Santa Ana, CA – November 2017 – Uremet has named Steven McAllaster, P.E., Chief Executive Officer and Jessy Coffeen as President and Chief Operating Officer. With more than a decade of service to Uremet each, they are dedicated and versed in making the world’s best high performance wheels and continuing Uremet’s success.
Steven is a Professional Engineer who has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He started with Uremet in January 2006 as a Sales Engineer and has mastered other Sales roles working with customers externally and the Uremet team internally to provide the best wheels and service in the industry.
Jessy has been with Uremet since 2007 and has served many roles at Uremet during her tenure – from Accounting to Marketing and everything in between. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Communications.
Stop in to meet Steven and Jessy if you haven’t already met them.
IAAPA Attractions Expo 2017
We will be exhibiting at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida from November 14th to the 17th at Booth #4011.
International Shipping Instructions
January 7, 2015
Re: Important notice regarding Importer Security Filing (ISF) Enforcement
Dear Valued Customer,
As you may know, U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) is enforcing requirements for the Importer Security Filing (ISF, commonly known as “10+2”; CFR Title 19, Chapter 1, Part 149). CBP began a phased-in approach to enforcement in 2010 and it began full enforcement in 2013. You can find more information on this requirement at the CBP website pertaining to the ISF regulation.
Ultimate responsibility for filing the ISF and correctness of the data rests with the ISF importer of record, which is defined in the regulation as the “party causing goods to arrive within the limits of a port in the United States by vessel.” The ISF form must be filed 24 hours before the vessel sails. This documentation is typically filed by the freight forwarder as a standard practice. However, Uremet has found that many freight forwarders have failed to file the ISF forms on time. This leaves you, or Uremet, open to potential fines and other legal actions. Under the ISF Rule, importers are liable for a maximum of $10,000 per ISF transmission for the following reasons:
Late Filing: $5,000 if the ISF is not filed at least 24 hours prior to vessel departure. This includes untimely filing of an ISF update and/or flexible ISF option.
Inaccurate Filing: $5,000 per inaccurate and/or incomplete ISF if any of the data elements are missing. This includes if the Bill of Lading is missing and/or does not match with the ISF transmission 24 hours prior to vessel departure. The Bill of Lading must provide the lowest denomination of the cargo (i.e. House Bill of Lading).
Amended Filing: $5,000 for any inaccurate ISF update including an incorrect update to a flexible filing or incomplete flexible filing.
Uremet reserves the right to refuse any shipment that does not have a properly filed ISF. Additionally, any fines incurred by Uremet due to late filling of an ISF by the customer or the customer’s broker, will be billed to the customer prior to any work commencing.
If you have any questions about ISF requirements, please contact Uremet prior to shipment. We can provide information to make sure the shipment proceeds without any regulatory hold ups.
Thank you for your attention to this matter and your continued business.
Mark Moore, Founder and President of the Uremet Corporation
Mark Moore, Founder and President of the Uremet Corporation, passed away tragically on Sunday, July 10th at the age of 64. Mark, a true pioneer in the Amusement Industry, founded Uremet in 1982. Through his tireless commitment to polyurethane wheel development and the amusement industry, Mark will always be known for his far reaching achievements on roller coasters and amusement rides throughout the world. His unparalleled commitment to quality and service are the foundations that Mark instilled in the development of the Uremet Corporation, which will always be the driving force behind the company’s ongoing success.
Mark’s presence will be sorely missed at Uremet as well as with all of our amusement customers. Above all else, he was a dear friend to many.
For those of us who were lucky enough to know Mark, the one thing we all came to know and love is that he lived life to the fullest. Always on a new adventure, whether it was hiking, or flying an airplane, Mark lived with a certain zeal that most people only dream of. He was on a motorcycle trip with his brother up the California coast to Alaska when he so tragically came to the end of his life’s journey.
Plans for a Memorial Service are pending. For those dear friends of Mark that would like to send a card to his wife Carol, please address it to her at the Uremet Corporation, 3026 S. Orange Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92707. The Uremet Corporation will continue to be the industry leader in polyurethane wheel development because of Mark’s continued influence. In his absence please direct any company business inquiries to Steven McAllaster or Thom Cammarota at (714) 641-8813.
Uremet is Ramping Up Rolling Resistance Testing
Uremet prides itself on our engineering based, scientific approach to optimizing wheel design and performance and the research and development activities that are customized to solve individual customer problems. With that in mind, our engineering staff has recently invested a significant amount of time and effort in rolling resistance testing and analysis. These activities provide value to our OEM ride builder and amusement park customers by better understanding the affects that the wheel system has on the speed of their trains.
Rolling resistance testing is conducted on our proprietary, custom built wheel testing / ride simulating equipment using its built-in data acquisition system to log and analyze the data. Rolling resistance testing initially focused on measuring and analyzing the differences between types of tread materials at various applied loads and different ambient temperatures. We recently expanded this effort to test the impact of different greases, lubricants and bearings with and without seals as well.
Using this data we can better advise our customers about how different tread materials and / or changes to the wheel system, such as greases, lubricants, bearings, seals, etc., will impact the speed of their trains. We are happy to provide rolling resistance data and advice to our OEM ride builders to assist their engineers in ride design and our amusement park customers to help in operations and maintenance. Our rolling resistance testing is just another example of using our engineering and analytical approach to provide value to our customers and ensure that the quality and performance of our wheels remains at the top of the industry.
Uremet Talks Shop
Our extensive equipment list just got longer. We’ve added the state-of-the-art ProPen P5000 benchtop marking solution to expand our machine shop capabilities. Using micro-percussion technology called dot peening, the P5000 produces consistent quality markings. Because it quickly adapts to part heights and accommodates materials with varying hardness, we’ll be using the P5000 to add serial numbers or markings to any kind of hub.
Uremet Introduces its New Quality Inspector
As our customers know, quality is a top priority at Uremet. So we’re excited to welcome our new Quality Inspector to the team who brings an extensive aerospace background and experience with quality assurance, inspection, drawings and measurement, including familiarity with CMMs, inspection documentation, material testing, NDT, Q/A guidelines and much more. The continued expansion of our quality assurance team helps to ensure we provide our customers the highest quality products in the industry.
Uremet SuperLite 480™ Wood Coaster Wheel (Patent Pending)
SuperLite 480 is the new line of road and guide wheels designed for all wood coasters that reduces the weight of a typical train by approximately 480 lbs*, thereby reducing train/track wear and overall maintenance costs. Uremet’s patent-pending 2-piece system, which utilizes an aluminum hub and steel outer ring, is also retreadable, which reduces future replacement costs.
Uremet’s SuperLite 480 wheels are backed by the company’s high quality manufacturing standards.
* Based on a typical train with 48 wheels.
Uremet Corporation™ Announces 2010 Training Classes
Uremet Corporation, a leading manufacturer of high quality, high performance solid polyurethane industrial wheels, recently announced its safety workshops for 2010. These workshops were originally developed for Amusement Industry Manufacturers & Suppliers International (AIMS), the leading provider of safety training, education and certification for amusement industry personnel. The classes, titled “Be Safe: Know Your Wheels” are designed to educate customers about the physical properties of polyurethane, the common causes of wheel failure and Uremet’s recommended inspection techniques. Uremet classes are also a part of the education program every year at NAARSO (National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials), a non-profit organization that also provides resources for amusement industry professionals dedicated to the safety of the industry.
Workshops, known for the comprehensive and informative curriculum, cover in-depth analysis and discussion on topics such as bearings and seals, lubricants, wheel hub inspection, urethane physical properties, modes of wheel failure, tread inspection tips and more.
“Be Safe: Know Your Wheels” will again be part of the safety seminar held at AIMS in November this year in Orlando, Florida in conjunction with the IAAPA Expo. The class will also be part of 2010 Safety Forum at NAARSO.
Greg Stevens, Head of Research and Development for Uremet Corporation, stated “As a contribution to the continued education and safety within the amusement industry, Uremet also offers this 90 minute question and answer class to customers at their facility, free of charge.” If you are interested in scheduling an onsite class, please contact Uremet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark Moore, Founder of Uremet Corporation™, named AIMS President
President and Founder of Uremet Corporation, Mark Moore, has been appointed President of Amusement Industry Manufacturers & Suppliers International (AIMS). Mr. Moore is taking over the position previously occupied by Brian King of Recreation Engineering, Inc.
AIMS is the leading organization dedicated to promoting standards, safety and services to the amusement industry. Each year, AIMS holds an annual conference, known as the Annual Safety Seminar, conducted by association members to promote safety through classroom instruction and hands-on training. AIMS also provides Certification Testing for amusement industry personnel as another means of establishing and promoting safety standards.
AIMS International, Ltd. consists of manufacturers, suppliers, organizations, and individuals that have a deep and abiding interest in supplying products or services to the amusement industry. AIMS International serves the industry by monitoring and working on issues that affect its members, such as government regulations as well as legislation covering product liability reform and amusement ride design, manufacturing and inspection laws. AIMS International participates in the development of standards including ASTM-F24 and international amusement ride safety standards.
This year, under the tenure of Mark Moore, AIMS is aligning with The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, or IAPPA. For the first time ever, the AIMS Annual Safety Seminar will be held in conjunction with the IAPPA Attractions Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 15 – 20, 2009. With the improved curriculum, combined efforts of both organizations, and the leadership of Mark Moore, the event is sure to be a success.
Uremet Corporation™ Adds Second Mori Seiki CNC Lathe to Machine Shop
Uremet Corporation, a leading manufacturer of high quality, high performance solid polyurethane industrial wheels, recently announced the installation of a second Mori Seiki CNC Lathe. The equipment increases Uremet’s production capacity to meet the increasing demand for quality complete wheels and wheel components. The new top-of-the-line equipment brings reliability and flexibility to the most demanding projects and offers greater precision and rigidity, accuracy and consistency in production.
The new DuraTurn 2050 has a maximum turning diameter of 14.5” and a turning length of 20.8” providing additional versatility. The equipment takes precision cutting to a new level and allows Uremet to offer its customers shorter lead times. Last year, Uremet produced over 10,000 complete urethane and nylon wheels in its facility.
Timothy Cockriel, Director of Business Development for Uremet Corporation, stated “the addition of the Mori Seiki CNC Lathe to our machine shop gives us additional capacity to meet our customers increasing demand for quality, high performance complete wheels. By using state-of-the-art equipment, we can provide the best solutions and highest quality products to meet our customers’ needs.”