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Fourstar Connections Releases Its First Annual Corporate Sustainability Report

Posted by Phil Holman on Jul 12, 2018 2:24:26 PM

A Sustainable Business Model that Serves Our Workforce, Customers, Community, and Planet

As part of our comprehensive sustainability-focused business model, Fourstar has adopted a “people-driven” approach focused on how we impact the planet, starting with internal resources and our workforce. 

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Topics: Sustainable Manufacturing, Sustainable Manufacturing Practices, Social Responsibility, Sustainable Practices

Fourstar Connections to Conduct Carbon Disclosure Project Training

Posted by Phil Holman on Apr 2, 2018 1:08:37 PM

Keeping Stakeholders Informed and Sustainability Goals Aligned   

From recycling our waste to reducing energy consumption by installing solar panels, our team here at Fourstar Connections has, in our own way—by default—been ramping up our sustainability practices. Satisfying one more step of our five-step More Value & Profit (MVP) Supply Chain process, which is currently funded by the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund, we will be conducting Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) training.

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Topics: Sustainable Manufacturing, Carbon Disclosure Project

Sustainability Training Funds for Massachusetts Businesses

Posted by Phil Holman on Jul 26, 2017 10:20:35 AM

Fourstar Receives a Massachusetts Workforce Training Grant to Sponsor its Sustainability Training Program

Earlier this year, as part of its sustainability program, Fourstar Connections applied for the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund grant to procure funding to conduct a training program on supply chain sustainability. We are very proud to announce that this first-of-its-kind grant request has been approved.

This project is funded by a Workforce Training Fund grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. The grant program is administered by Commonwealth Corporation.

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Topics: Sustainable Manufacturing

Addressing Stress in the Workplace with the MVP Wellness Program

Posted by Phil Holman on Mar 29, 2017 10:14:02 AM

Fourstar Kicks Off Stress Management Initiative with the MVP Wellness Program

As part of its “people-driven” business model, Fourstar Connections is committed to maintaining a happy, healthy, productive workforce. “Human capital value” (you know, people) is the driving force behind most business value today. Many forward-thinking companies are taking great strides to develop and support their employees and utilize cutting edge tools that allow them to quantify and measure the outcomes so they can continue to effectively manage their employee development programs.

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Topics: Sustainable Manufacturing, Social Responsibility

Fourstar Files Grant Request to Sponsor Sustainability Training Program

Posted by Phil Holman on Jan 19, 2017 9:48:43 AM

Government Funding to Help Sponsor the MVP Sustainable Supply Chain Program

There is a greater need to show responsibility towards our environment and be sustainable, NOW more than ever. As part of our sustainability program, Fourstar Connections has applied for the Massachusetts Workforce Training Grant in order to procure funding to conduct a training program on supply chain sustainability.

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Topics: Sustainable Manufacturing

It’s Not Only about Complex Box Builds and Interconnect Solutions!

Posted by Phil Holman on Jan 5, 2017 3:41:00 PM

Finding a Better Way to Serve at Fourstar

Every company is driven by core beliefs. At Fourstar, we take our tagline, “Finding a Better Way,” seriously. We apply this when we are working with customers, getting them to market on time, or helping test engineers with their supply chain needs to meet tooling and test requirements. But complex box builds and electronic assembly exposures aren’t all we are focused on.

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Topics: Sustainable Manufacturing, Wire Harness Assembly, Social Responsibility

Sustainability and Social Responsibility Initiatives at Fourstar

Posted by Phil Holman on Nov 21, 2016 3:02:58 PM

Adopting a Sustainable, People-Driven Business Model

By adopting a “people-driven” business model, Fourstar Connections has embarked on the path to developing human, environmental, social, and financial capital. It is our vision—and our commitment—to help you find a better way by providing services and solutions to tackle a wide range of manufacturing needs, all the while being acutely aware of our environmental footprint and our societal impacts. At Fourstar, we draw no distinction between sustainable measures and socially responsible practices—we consider them intrinsic equals and core values.

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Topics: Sustainable Manufacturing, Social Responsibility

Sustainable Manufacturing to Reduce Your Shipping & Handling Footprint

Posted by Don Glencross on Sep 28, 2015 4:04:18 PM

Eco-Friendly Packaging and Your Environmental Impact

When doing business with a manufacturing partner, an often overlooked piece of the process regarding delivering your product is how it’s packaged. Unfortunately, the requirements for packaging are not considered until too late in the process, or when the product is ready to ship. We all know that the main function of packaging is to preserve and protect the product until ready for its intended use. And, if the packaging is insufficient, the risk of damage goes up significantly, and so does its impact on the vendor/customer relationship. Beyond that business relationship, many of us are concerned about our sustainable manufacturing practices and their impact on the global community.  

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Topics: Sustainable Manufacturing

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Finding a Better Way

Fourstar partners with leading companies to problem solve, innovate, and find better ways for New Product Introduction (NPI) and Design for Manufacturing (DFM) initiatives.

What you get:

  • Our project management and manufacturing expertise
  • Comprehensive range of products and solutions
  • Advanced IT systems
  • Exceptional customer support

From cable assemblies to complex box build solutions, we can quickly ramp up to meet target dates and volume requirements. We are dedicated to helping you improve program efficiency, enhance product performance, speed time to market, and lower total cost of product.

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