Posts made in August 2019

Blood Donation- Giving the Gift of Life

Blood donations do not keep pace with hospital demand during the summer months. Every day there are thousands of lives to help save. Therefore, Arrow Glass Industries invited eligible donors to roll up a sleeve during the 1st annual Arrow Company Blood donation drive Wednesday, Aug. 7th. 
This blood drive came as the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center faced an emergency need for blood donors to give blood and help avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients.
“Summer months are among the most challenging times of the year for collecting blood. Regular donors delay giving while they vacation and participate in seasonal activities. Yet, patients are always counting on the generosity of blood donors to keep replenishing the life-saving supply. Therefore, Thank you Arrow Glass Industries for partnering with us to help save and sustain lives!”
 Operations Coordinator of Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
Starting at 8:00 am, the day took off quick. Gulf Coast Regionals donation van filled up, as there were so many eager employees wanting to donate. Within two hours we hit our projected goal of 15 donations. Arrow Glass Industries is very thankful for all of the 77 employees who chose to donate blood. Because of you over 100 lives were saved!

About Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center began operations on Jan. 1, 1975. Serving the largest medical campus in the world, The Blood Center has grown to more than 650 employees and serves more than 170 hospitals and health care institutions in the 26-county Texas Gulf Coast, Brazos Valley and East Texas regions.
To meet the needs of the area community, The Blood Center must collect about 800 donations every day. That is why The Blood Center encourages individuals to Commit for Life. partnership between the community and Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. They are focused saving lives, today and in the future.
Employee donating blood
Employee donating blood
Employee Donating Blood

Keeping With the Trends

In today’s market, multifamily homes are getting smarter, healthier and more all-inclusive. Today, residents put having a fitness center and workout classes at a premium– but it’s not just their own bodies they want to be healthy. Buyers are also looking for spaces that are good for the environment that can reduce their energy costs while also use resources responsibly. That’s why buyers are insisting on Arrow Glass’  recyclable glass.

Not only is our glass recyclable, all of  our facilities are too.  We have established a consistent recycling and trash bin set-up, as well as collection program, in all offices and common areas.

Back to School

Arrow Glass Industries is committed to an empowered, well trained workforce that is innovative and responsive .  We will continue to lead our industry in delivery times and creative processes and products through inauguration of our resources. This starts with AGIU.

The Challenge

Most employers don’t train young workers like they used to. In 1979, the average young worker received 2.5 weeks of training per year. By 1995, training time fell to just 11 hours. More recent data has been hard to find, by 2011 only a fifth of employees reported receiving on-the-job training from their employers over the past five years.

 

The Solution

In 2015, Arrow Glass Industries noticed this gap and decided to change the game. Kristina Falla, Onboarding and Retention Specialist created AGI University, (also known as AGI U). It’s a three week long training process including rigorous testing, skill building, and continued education for all new comers and current employees. Now AGI U has developed into one of Arrow’s the most valuable divisions, growing our retention rate to an astonishing  97%.

AGI is an industry leader known for it’s innovative practices. This continued education class sets us above all other competitors and gives you the piece of mind knowing your job will be completed by the industry best AGI employees.

What is Commercial Interior Design?

Commercial interior design plays a pivotal role in the success of any business… but what is it exactly?
Commercial interior designers conceptualize spaces for businesses. They seek to increase functionality and elevate style for financial gain. Whether it’s a luxury hotel developer or a small business owner, it is up to the commercial interior designer to translate the client’s vision in ways that are practical, profitable, and of course, chic. Because the scope of work is much larger than residential projects, commercial interior designers usually take on more responsibilities.
Arrow’s commercial interior designers are trained to prioritize functionality and safety without sacrificing style or aesthetics. For example, a luxury hotel needs to accommodate a certain amount of guests if it wants to maximize profits. But in order to do so, the hotel has to impress guests with spacious rooms, lavish bathrooms, and breathtaking views. It should wow guests with its lobby, and make room for high-endamenities.
It falls on the commercial interior designer to make all of these requirements come together into one usable and beautiful space…and they are more than qualified to do so!
Our commercial interior designers know how to space plan without surrendering design. They are also trained to ensure that everything within the physical structure is safe and up to code. They are heavily involved in the renovation and construction process, and work closely with contractors and manufacturers to make important structural decisions including architectural details, lighting, floor and ceiling design, window placement, and technological upgrades. Arrow’s commercial interior designers also define the project’s scope of work, draw schematics and blueprints, select the right materials, and oversee budgeting and scheduling, along with other important duties.

Employee Milestones

August 2019

Happy anniversary to all the wonderful people who decided to become apart of the AGI family during the month of August. 

Day Employee Year
1st  Noel Ibarra 1 year
8th  Fransisco Gutierrez 1 year
13th Jeffery Host 18 years
15th  Monica Requena 3 years
16th Mariano Alegria 2 years
21st  Aurturo alonza 2 years
22nd Fernando Duron 1 year