We’re hiring, and want you (not your idiot friend Larry)

So your friend Larry has a ‘68 Coupe de Ville up on cinder blocks in his yard. To you, is that an eyesore? Or do you wish Larry would get out of the way and let you work on it cuz you could get that motor to sing?

What about that busted lathe that your mother-in-law has in her garage? Are you inclined to use it as a boat anchor? Or would you love to take a Saturday and finally show your mother-in-law the difference between a lost-cause situation and a just-needs-a-few-turns-of-the-wrench situation?

If you want to get the Cadillac humming, and the lathe lathing, then you might be the right person for RAM. We need a Manufacturing Maintenance Mechanic.

Now comes the fine print…Please read it. Because when we interview you and ask you, and you say, “I didn’t actually read the official job description or skills and qualifications”, then we’re going to say, “Well that was a dumb thing to do. And now we’re going to give this job to your idiot friend Larry just to spite you.”

So here you go. Grab some coffee and please pay attention.

Ha! Just kidding. The real (and actually legible) fine print is actually below.

The official job purpose of the Manufacturing Maintenance Mechanic is:

You will maintain production timeliness and quality by ensuring operation of machinery and mechanical equipment.

The responsibilities of the Manufacturing Maintenance Mechanic include:

You will serve others. You will understand that we all work toward the same goal, no matter how glorious or mundane the task. You must have a positive attitude and work well with your team. You will ensure operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and production machines. You will troubleshoot problems in machinery and fix or coordinate with outside vendors to resolve problems. You will assemble new metal or plastic tools. You will repair broken tools as needed. You will perform various tasks as needed including electrical, welding, cutting, plumbing, carpentry, assembly etc. You will communicate obstacles clearly and immediately and gets necessary help as needed. You will control downtime by informing production workers of routine preventive maintenance techniques. You will conserve maintenance resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results. You will maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations. You will create preventive maintenance records and systems as needed. You will improve preventive maintenance requirements that are not sufficient.

The basic qualifications and skills of the Manufacturing Maintenance Mechanic include:

Basic electrical, hydraulic, and plumbing system competencies. Welding, forklift, carpentry competencies desired. High school diploma/GED. Extensive knowledge of construction equipment and machinery. Efficient time-management skills.

Lastly, RAM Technologies is a non-smoking employer. Tobacco users need not apply. Yes, we know lots of great people and workers smoke and/or chew. But we have good reasons as a company to be tobacco-free. And if you have a problem with that, remember that your idiot friend Larry, who doesn’t smoke or chew, is waiting in the wings to take your spot.

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2 Welches, 2 Novis, 1 Foam Expo

Our own Kreston Welch is going to be representing RAM at the annual Foam Expo in Novi, Michigan, taking place from 3/6/18-3/8/18.

Stop by our booth and ask Kreston to get you up to speed on our growth, capabilities, and cutting edge opportunities in the world of foam and fabric.

While you’re thinking about that, consider this strange coincidence:

Lew Welch was from Novi, Michigan; and he commissioned the design of the Novi V8 car engine for use in the Indianapolis 500.

Kreston Welch is going to Novi, Michigan; and he is also going to be driving a rental car that has an engine.



Because they don’t hold a candle to our lamination techniques.

Lots of our customers require foam-to-foam and/or foam-to-fabric lamination.

Our method of using special and safe adhesives has proven reliable and effective over thousands of SKU’s and multiple decades.

Flame lamination can be very effective as well. But some of our competitors use it when they shouldn’t. For example, flame lamination has an adverse effect on fabric’s ability to wick and retain its antimicrobial qualities. What that means in layman’s terms, is: flame lamination has an adverse effect on fabric’s ability to wick and retain its antimicrobial qualities.

So when it comes to antimicrobial fabrics, contact RAM and stick with the sticky that isn’t tricky.™


But it turns out it’s only something for the animal kingdom, not websites.*

So after some Winter dormancy, we’re getting back at it. New content will be appearing post-haste.

See what I did there?

*We knew this would happen when we turned our website over to a certified nut job. – Management


RAM once again positioned itself as a national player in the custom foam and fabric market by sponsoring the 75th Annual Golden Globes Awards, which were broadcast internationally yesterday.

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RAM Engineer Betty Soriano, along with other RAM staff,
were in attendance at the event


Listen to what some A-listers had to say about RAM both on the red carpet and during the ceremony:

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Actor and perennial favorite Tom Hanks struck a serious tone, “If RAM Technologies had been around when the Apollo 13 mission happened, they probably could have come up with a foam and fabric solution to repair the spacecraft that beat out NASA in both efficiency and price.”

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Nominated for Best Actor in The Greatest Showman, Hugh Jackman spoke glowingly of his relationship with RAM: “I love those guys. They always respond to whatever I need. Thanks for the foam Wolverine claws, guys! My kids loved them at Christmas!”

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The always-radiant Nicole Kidman told reporters: “When I was married to Tom Cruise, the foam inserts in his shoes made by RAM Technologies allowed him to appear almost as tall as me. It salvaged our relationship for a while. Then I met Keith Urban. He is also clearly shorter than me. But whatever.”

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Fresh off a win for Best Actor in Disaster Artist, James Franco gushed, “You know what’s not a disaster?…The fine products produced in a timely manner by the good people at RAM Technologies.”

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Perhaps the highlight of the evening was Oprah Winfrey’s inspiring speech, sparking rumors she might be open to a presidential run in 2020. “As a nation we need to get back to a position of unity and prosperity and moving forward with positivity,” she said. “And what better exemplifies that than the ethos and proven results of RAM Technologies? I might even own RAM for all I know. I mean, seriously. I don’t even know half of what I own. I’m literally that rich.”

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Lastly, former Golden Globe and Oscar winner Morgan Freeman sounded off on the red carpet with an endorsement of RAM in his signature resonant bass voice. The effect was mixed, however, because he insisted on speaking about RAM in the third person: “Right about this time, Morgan decided to extend greetings and congratulations to RAM for their continued good work. After that, Morgan felt it was best to move on from the red carpet and go in the building for the awards show.”

Thank you, Golden Globes and Hollywood luminaries, for your continued partnership!