During the coronavirus pandemic, we at Shachihata / Xstamper wanted to find a way to contribute to society’s needs. We examined our facilities and determined that our ink manufacturing process could be re-purposed to produce hand sanitizer. We are excited about being able offer you a hospital-strength hand sanitizer, in a WHO-recommended formula that works on surfaces, as well as hands.
We have also introduced some brand new COVID-19 related stamps and signage. These products are designed to aid the healthcare industry, offices, restaurants, and those of us who have been staying indoors and maintaining social distancing. We are also listening to the needs of our customers and will consider adding products that the market demands.
We are always in search of finding new ways to help meet the needs of our customers and community, whether it is staying safe with hand sanitizer, celebrating a social distancing graduation or birthday with a sign for all to see, or stamps and informational signs for use in the health care field. We anticipate that these products will assist you during this unprecedented time and we hope that everyone remains safe and well.
As we are all painfully aware, the COVID-19 pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on all aspects of our lives and for how long remains uncertain.
Due to the recent restrictions imposed in California, some of our Torrance office employees are working remotely. Our New Jersey factory remains open and our manufacturing and shipping timetables are unchanged. We have had to reschedule some employee hours due to a curfew imposed by the state of New Jersey, but we are functioning at full capacity.
Many others do not have the luxury of being able to work from home or adjust their shifts. These are the front line people who go to work each and every day to provide the population with what is needed. From the police, firemen, EMTs, and National Guard, who come to our aid and ask nothing in return. These first responders are always deserving of our gratitude, and today even more so. To the thousands who work in the medical field, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, technicians, emergency room workers and so many others, thank you for caring for us in our time of need.
But let’s not forget the truck drivers and delivery people who get goods and supplies to where they are needed. The grocery store employees, who face uncertainty and risk to provide us with the necessities we must have. And the restaurants who have stayed open for take-out and delivery, so that we can have some sense of normalcy in our lives. These folks are working tirelessly for long hours, day after day, putting others before themselves.
These are the true heroes of today and we owe them our gratitude and deepest respect. The next time you have the opportunity, let them how much you appreciate what they are doing. It may not change much in the overall scheme of things, but to one tired person who is giving all they have it just might make a difference. They deserve something back from us, even if it’s just knowing that we acknowledge the sacrifices that they are making for us all.
On Friday, December 20th, we had our annual holiday party at Madre’s Restaurant in Torrance, California.
The food was amazing!
There was more fun to be had. We played a question and answer game about company history. Debs won first prize, Rae was second, and Rose was third. There was even a live mariachi band and some of us jumped on the dance floor.
It was a great evening. We’re all looking forward to an awesome 2020 year!
Lots of fun here this year. We celebrated our 50th anniversary in style, revived our annual summer bbq, attended several trade shows and had the opportunity to meet with several licensed Xstamper manufacturers.
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On Friday, July 27th, we revived a old tradition. We brought back our annual summer barbecue! We shut down for 2 hours at 12:30pm PST and everyone went out to the warehouse. We opened the dock door and started the party.
But the preparation began earlier in the week. Here’s Rachel cleaning the chairs. Open your eyes!
Earlier that day, Rachel and Ro begin prepping the food.
Everyone worked really hard to make this day a success.
Bob and Josh handled the grill.
Bob seasoning the burgers.
Bob flipping burgers.
Bob’s secret – butter the buns.
Bob and Josh working the grill.
Josh trying to figure out if the hot dogs are not – he’s a vegetarian. Does he know what he’s doing?
Now it’s time to eat!
Then we had an impromptu Cornhole contest. Kenny was the champion, but we’re all certain he cheated!
And finally after all the fun, we had to end the festivities and begin cleanup. Well sorta…
Kenny is still celebrating his victory. Rae’s not so interested.
Terry and Rachel. Are they cleaning or playing around?
A big thanks to everyone who made it happen and participated.
We all had so much fun that we’ve decided to have another BBQ next month. See you soon…
On Friday, July 13th, Frank and Troy from Roanoke Custom Products stopped by our California headquarters for a visit. During the day we met to discuss the state of our two companies and the marketing challenges we face. We agreed on some areas where we could work together to increase business.
Then we went to dinner at Depot in Torrance, CA.
We even had a little fun.
Rachel and Josh made sure to save room for dessert.
Thanks to Frank and Troy for coming by. It was a great time and good fun was had by all.
On June 20th, St. Paul Stamp Works came to visit our CA headquarters. Marty picked up Jerry and Teresa at the airport, then we all went out to dinner at Restoration in Torrance. We had a lovely dinner, drank some wine and sampled the local beers. It was a great opportunity for our team to get to know their team.
The following day, June 21st, we had a very productive meeting. We discussed the issues facing our company and theirs, found common ground and committed to continue to work with each other going forward.
Rachel and Charles are working hard:
We discussed new products:
And even had a little fun:
After the meeting, we all went out to dinner at Depot (also in Torrance). We had a great meal. Avoided seafood because Teresa is wildly allergic. And otherwise had an amazing time.
Thanks to St. Paul for coming out. We know how difficult it is to take time away, but we’re glad we had this opportunity.