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Super Glue Corporation Family Fun at Knott’s Berry Farm!

August 25th, 2014
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Over 400 Super Glue Corporation and Pacer Technology employees and family members were treated to a family picnic and all-day passes at Knott’s Berry Farm last weekend!  It was a blast!  Peanuts characters showed up … faces were painted … and a delicious buffet dinner was served at the Lagoon picnic area.  The rollercoasters, shows, and family fun inside the park was enjoyed by one and all!

We are fortunate to have the most loyal and amazing employees!  Customer care is our #1 priority and all of our employees are outstanding at providing extraordinary service … it is great fun to get together with extended family every year!

What a team!  Thanks to management for the wonderful day!!

 

Super Glue Corp Treats Team To Adventure & New Products!!

September 24th, 2013
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[Photo Credit:  Knott's Berry Farm via Wikipedia]

Recently, Super Glue Corporation treated its whole team to a picnic, and fun-filled adventure day, at Knott’s Berry Farm!  It was a great way to get together, with families as a “family”, and celebrate another successful year … We know it takes a lot of time, effort and hard work to deliver outstanding products and exceptional service to all of our customers around the world, sometimes with long hours sacrificing time away from our families … and we guarantee that no one sticks together :) – get it?- better than all of us at Super Glue Corporation … but we also like to have Big Fun along the way!  

So, in the spirit of fun, we brought our sales team members and their families in from all across the country and gathered together every associate, and his/her family members,  from our headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Rancho Cucamonga and Ontario, California, and headed out to Buena Park for roller coaster rides, games, lunch and a day of adventure at Knott’s Berry Farm!

Prior to the fun-filled day, super glue sales team members and executives met to discuss all of the new products being developed for our many different markets. in over 60 countries …. Here’s a sneak peak at just one new product that just recently shipped out … Head’s up crafters and scrapbookers, you are going to love these … CLEAR, HIGH TACK, ACID FREE, ADHESIVE SQUARES in small, medium and large sizes under our Front Porch Treasures(R) brand:

Remember, these are CLEAR, tacky, adhesive squares (note: they peel off individually, paper thin, from the white sheets they are on in the box) and you get hundreds of them in a box!!!  They work great for adhering embellishments to packages, gift cards, photos, vellum and many other scrapbooking and craft projects. 

Hey, here’s an idea, let’s bring you in on some of the fun!!!

Here’s a special offer for our newsletter readers:  Send us a note here (click on link) saying “SIGN ME UP ADHESIVES SQUARES OFFER” (this will mean we have permission to add you to our e-newsletter mailing list so forward this offer to your friends as well and do both them and us a favor:)  Include your name, address (for shipping), email address (for e-newsletter delivery) and phone number (in case we have questions - don’t worry we don’t sell our information) and we will ship you off a free sample box of Adhesive Squares to try out for yourself!  Do it NOW because the offer only lasts as long as supplies last or through October 31, 2013 whichever comes first!!

Have a fun-filled Autumn, Everyone!!

 

WELL SAID: When Customers Speak Super Glue Corporation Listens!!

August 12th, 2013
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The best part of our day here at Super Glue Corporation and Pacer Technology is hearing from customers!  Whether they call us, or send us their story via our website, there is nothing we like better than talking to our customers.  I guess the fact that we have great, tried and true, products helps!!  ;)

The majority of Super Glue Corporation customers – users of our brands like The Original Super Glue, Pro Seal, Bondini, ZAP, Front Porch Treasures, and Pacer Industrial – are very happy with our products’ performance.  Of course, every once in awhile they write in to ask us to perfect the product more or tweak it for their specific need; or to ask us where they can find our products, but we enjoy hearing these comments as well … they help us improve!

As a company, our roots were with the Remote Control model airplane business (this has now morphed into a whole new arena called drones!) … Many of our products were originally purposed for the hobby end of the industry.  Turns out this is a great foundation as hobbyists are some of the most detail oriented and precise people in the world!  They know what they need, they want what they need and they don’t let up until they get what they need for each part of their building process!!  Therefore, we have managed to build up quite a wide selection of high performance, job-specific products.  Many of these products end up being very multi-functional and work great across many genres!

This is where the fun comes in for us!  Hearing from people who love our products and depend on them for uses far beyond their original purpose …. we never imagined all the crossover uses, but it seems logical once you realize that many of the same issues occur in a wide arrange of hobbies, crafts, do-it-yourself projects and other fields! 

Here’s just one example of a cross-over product use:  FLY TYING!

[Photo Credit:  Wikipedia:  Fly tying]

We say, “WELL SAID” to our customer B. Byrd who wrote in to tell us:  “I have used many adhesives for finishing flys and there is nothing on the market that even compares to the strength and virtual invisibility of Zap-a-Gap.  I would like to pass on to beginning tiers to not waste their time trying any other product!”

Thank You!  Once again, a satisfied customer made our day!!

[Photo Credit:  Super Glue Corporation website]

Don’t waste your time trying other products!! :)

 

Great Product for Repairing Tile Chips & Cracks — Get it NOW!

August 1st, 2013
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Our customers are terrific … the feedback we get from people who actually use our products is cherished by our Research & Development team and by our Sales team as well.  Many new products, and product features, are initially generated via customer requests and suggestions.  Additionally, sales team members are always approaching retail buyers, armed with customer requests for products, to help make great products more available to people for purchase in their local stores.   Thank you, thank you, consumers,  for keeping us informed by sending us your stories!

Here’s what one customer had to say about our Porcelain Repair product:

“My home has a large area with white porcelain tile floor and walls.  As years passed, on some surface area [there] starts to appear small chips or cracks that looked ugly as a whole bunch of black dusts on [the] floor.  I fill those with super glue porcelain repair (19061) using toothpicks or Q-tips.  That made a magic showing my tile like fresh & new.”  – Customer J.Park

We were thrilled to hear that the product is working great for this customer and now our sales team is hard at work fulfilling his request:  “The problem is that I can not find a local retail store where they sell it near (California) anymore and it’s only available through the on-line store that causes me extra shipping costs and delayed time to get it …” 

We understand this frustration!! 

All Super Glue Corporation products are available for purchase on-line, by clicking below the product picture on the “Where To Buy” link, but we know that people really want to have all of our products available for purchase in their local hardware store, convenience store, or other retail location.  On-line purchase is a back up solution only … nothing takes the place of having the products available RIGHT NOW stocked on the store shelves.   Know that we DO value our customer requests and use them to get the action the customer desires and deserves.

Thanks, for sharing your story and now others can experience “magic … fresh and new”  tile, too!!  We’re hard at work trying to get the product into a store near you!

 

Radio Control Hobbyists Launching Exciting Career Paths Via UAVs & Drones

February 23rd, 2013
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[Photo Credit:  Academy of Model Aeronautics website]

Over five decades ago, our company Pacer Technology (aka Super Glue Corporation) established its roots as producers of hobby airplane kits (and the job-specific glues and cyanoacrylates used to build them).  These kits transformed into radio-control (RC)airplanes, RC helicopters, and RC jets, and as such the adhesives used to construct and maintain them became more and more chemically challenging to formulate.  We branched off to produce the complex adhesives while all along the way maintaining strong bonds with the hobbyists participating in this evolving industry.  These hobbyists became, and remain to this day, some of our most trusted new product development team members and advisors.  Today, breaking news daily reports that an entire new career – qualified operators highly paid and highly sought-after – is here for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Drone pilots who learned their skills as RC  hobbyists.  We couldn’t be more proud!! 

This February 14, 2013  St. Louis Today article, written by Jesse Bogan, entitled “Kirkwood Man Goes From Hobbyist To Drone Pilot In Afghanistan”  is just one of the many success stories being written about our military drone operators and these “private contractors that are needed to help the military keep up with rising popularity of the unmanned aircraft.”  One thing they all have in common is they began as RC hobbyists and enthusiasts.   For the private contractor, Peter Sunder, highlighted in this article, “his route to Afghanistan began as a young child tinkering with remote control planes”.   Sunder began piloting unmanned aircraft in 2009 as a paid job.  “He operated drones in Iraq” seeing some “very intense stuff”.  Now Sunder works for AAI Corporation, “a firm that designs drone aircraft and contracts services with the military”.  The article states that Sunder is still an active hobbyist and “has a collection of model planes that he plays with when he has downtime on base …”.  He even conducts air shows for the local Afghans in his spare time.

Drones are very helpful to the military because they can be used to take photographs from the air, map terrains, document buildings and infrastructure along with providing aid in a variety of other ways to missions and operations.  Additionally, they can be armed with weapons reducing the risk of sending manned warcraft into dangerous situations. 

The growing use of these UAVs is also providing career paths stateside as well.  According to this, May 17, 2012, article from PoliceOne.com, entitled “Police UAV pilot:  A career path less traveled by”  the author Doug Wyllie lays out just what people interested in these careers need to do to get started on the path of piloting drones or UAVs.  “The first step an interested officer might consider taking toward achieving the goal of becoming a LE UAV operator is simply by becoming/being a hobbyist and enthusiast …”. 

In his article, Wyllie interviewed “Curtis Sprague, a retired SWAT Officer and former Federal Air Marshal who now serves as director of the aviation division for a company …”.  According to Sprague, ’There is a lot of information to sift through on the subject of unmanned aircraft systems.  Subjects range from types of UAVs, how to fly, cost, FAA regulations, law enforcement applications, peripheral equipment training … the list goes on …’  ”The best way to gain this information, Sprague said, is get involved in hobby flying RC aircraft.” …. “Far more than simply building and flying RC vehicles, Sprague advises the seriously-interested officer to join an AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) sanctioned RC club.”  

Along with safety and the ability to eliminate the risk of human capital, one of the main reasons drones or UAVs are starting to be used more and more by the military, police forces and homeland security is cost.  According to the Wyllie article, “… when compared to the cost of its full-size counterpart, the costs are nominal”.  “A full-size helicopter can require an investment of around $1.2 million just to buy the vehicle — this doesn’t even include associated costs such as storage fees, ongoing maintenance, or crew training and salaries…. A department may be looking at spending about $200K for a reliable unmanned aircraft system – including operator training and a year of maintenance …” 

According to one source, UAV pilots make between $30,000. to $150,000. to start.  In addition to salaries, another source notes that pilots and operators are also receiving reinlistment bonuses of $50,000 - $80,000. and mission flying bonuses of $840 per month.

Here is an interesting AMA article about one of our partners and chief advisors for ZAP adhesives.  Frank Tiano has been a leading RC enthusiast since 1972 and in 1979, along with other members of Sticky Group International worked with our company to produce ZAP, a form of super glue for the modeling industry.  ZAP has been one of the main sponsors of Tiano’s events:  Top Gun and Florida Jets two exciting international competitions that draw some of the most talented RC Pilots in the world.   

As we stated at the beginning of this article we are thrilled by this whole new career path open to our friends in this industry – talented people who started out as hobbyists and enthusiasts!  SOAR!!

Super Glue Making Health News for Multiple Uses!

February 14th, 2013
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An article by Sharon Worcester, in the January 2013 issue of Skin and Allergy News states “A cyanoacrylate adhesive-based implant is feasible, safe and effective for the treatment of great saphenous vein incompetence, according to 1-year follow up data from the first study of the product in humans….. Of 38 patients with an incompetent great saphenous vein who were treated with a proprietary formulation of cyanoacrylate adhesive (known as superglue), 100% deomonstrated complete closure of the vein immediately and at the 48-hour follow-up, as measured using duplex ultrasound and clinical examination; after 1 year, 92% maintained complete closure, said Dr. Proebstle of Hirschberg, Germany.” 

Additionally a report, written by Bruce Jancin, in the December 1, 2011 of Skin & Allergy News  found that “Applying a fast-drying cyanoacrylate glue to the proximal nail fold once or twice weekly is an inexpensive and effective treatment for the habit-tic condition of onychotillomania … often categorized as a compulsive psychiatric disorder … The likely mechanisms of benefit from the cyanoacrylate glue, such as Super Glue or Krazy Glue, are twofold:  the built-up layer of glue creates a physical barrier that helps protect the proximal nail fold against the patient’s mindless repetitive picking, and, at the same time, the artificial layer promotes self-awareness of the tic habit, said Dr. Blatiere, a dermatologist at the University of Montpellier (France).” 

This amazing health news comes as no surprise to the makers of super glue at Super Glue Corporation.   Cyanoacrylates, commonly referred to as Super Glues or CAs, have been used for decades in a wide range of industries.  Dr. Harry Coover serendipitously discovered the original product in a government research assignment to find a better way to cast gun sights.  He discarded the product for that purpose because it was too sticky to be practical.  Six years later he went back to the product he had developed knowing that he had discovered a new class of adhesives.  According to Dr. Coover, “it is probably the best single material that has more uses than any other material we have.”  Check out this video

One of the first uses of cyanoacrylates was for wound closure during the Vietnam War.  It is a very “potent hemostatic agent” according to Dr. Coover and was initailly used extensively to topically stop bleeding.  Since that time it has been used in conjunction with deep stitches in a wide range of surgical procedures.  Additionally, cyanoacrylates are used topically by hikers, musicians, athletes and others, providing relief from pain, and protection from infection and fungus, on blisters, calluses,a and paper cuts.  Cyanoacrylates have been used in the cosmetic nail industry for years in a variety of ways including nail tip application, nail repair, silk wraps, acrylics and powder applications.  Most recently, cyanoacrylates are being used in conjunction with a color gel to produce a glossy smooth finish that dries in minutes.  Studies have shown that topical use of cyanoacrylates is safe although the product should not be used near lips, mouth, or skin exposed to hair or body fluids.

We know that eventually cyanoacrylates will break down with extended exposure to water or alcohol, but consumers have sent us eyewitness testimony that our cyanoacrylates have held their dental caps on for years.  Coral fraggers have told us about their success in using our super glue products to propagate coral underwater for long periods of time, so while we know the product breaks down with exposure to water it seems to hold for a reasonable length of time.

We are proud to be associated with this truly exceptional, safe, effective, multi-use product and were happy to be in attendance when Dr. Harry Coover was presented with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation for discovering it!

Halloween Treats by Creative Super Glue Corp Team

November 13th, 2012
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Whenever I tell someone I work for Super Glue Corporation they almost always reply, “HOW FUN!” and I say, “YEP, IT IS” :)

Super Glue products are fun; the people who use them are fun and even our employees are fun! … Super Glue Corporation employees enjoy being creative!  This was very evident at our “Spooky Potluck 2012″!  Check out these pics!!

Super Glue Team Hits Universal Studios!

October 11th, 2012
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[PHOTO(3)CREDITS:  Super Glue Corporation]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Super Glue Corporation treated employees along with their families, and all of its local vendors, to a day at Universal Studios recently.  Over 360 people attended the fun-filled day!  A picnic lunch was served in an amazing star-studded dining room with Shrek videos looping non-stop for the kids!  All of the incredible attractions were available to us (Animal Actors and Special Effects shows were two favorites) and a great time was had by all! 

High quality products and excellent customer service are two key features of Super Glue Corporation, a privately held, American based, manufacturing company, and how better to breed, and exemplify, that corporate philosophy than by treating employees like they are gold … what goes around comes around with customers treated like they are gold as well by each and every employee at Super Glue Corporation! 

How lucky we are, too, that our corporate headquarters is in Rancho Cucamonga, California not far from this terrific Hollywood Theme Park!  A place that seems to have the same philosophy about high quality products and excellent customer service as Super Glue Corporation does — we were treated like gold and had a grand experience!

Super Glue Corporation is home to many brand name adhesives products like The Original Super Glue(R), ZAP(R), ProSeal(R), Pacer(R), Front Porch Treasures(R), and Bondini(R) and we know that our cyanoacrylates (super glues), epoxies, contact cements, silicone sealants, and many other products are critical to creating much of the magic we see in movies!

Check out this blog we wrote awhile back about how they used super glue and baking soda to make snow in the Universal Studios distributed movie, Coraline!  And check out this blog about the many masks used in making the 3D feature animation, Paranorman, and how they used super glue to strengthen each one!  Again, what goes around comes around ….  We appreciate their products (Universal Studios Theme Park) and they appreciate ours (Super Corporation Adhesives)!

So … a special day, indeed!  Fun to be with our work family and our real family, in the same place at the same time …. and fun to see the magic, our products help to create, in action!

Celebrating Favorites!! Happy Summer!

June 22nd, 2012
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As an American based manufacturing company we are proud of our country, and thankful for all of the wonderful soldiers who have helped protect its greatness over time!  As we celebrate summer and the 4th of July we share this terrific song  by Lee Greenwood … just one of our favorite things!

[Video Credit:  You Tube "God Bless The USA"]

Join us on our newest social media platform, PINTEREST, as we build our boards, and make connections, around all of our favorite people, places, and things.  It’s a celebration of creativity and the things we love and admire.   And it’s a lot of fun, too!!

2012 Export Achievement Award for Super Glue Corporation

May 21st, 2012
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[Photo Credit:  Pacer Technology]

As a USA manufacturing company, Super Glue Corporation was pleased to be recognized recently for our export activities.  The 2012 Export Achievement award was presented by the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Association in honor of our achievements in the Global Marketplace.  The award was accepted by Nick Grooters, International Sales Manager for Super Glue Corporation and Pacer Technology.

A company celebration was held at our Super Glue Corporation headquarters in Rancho Cucamonga, California, and at our distribution center in Ontario, California, after the official award ceremony at the Hilton Hotel.  Here’s our team photo – Congratulations on a job well done!! 

[Photo Credit:  Super Glue Corporation - Pictured Super Glue Corporation Team including President, Ron Gravette (center - light jacket); US Department of Commerce official (center - dark jacket, dark pants - shaking hands); and Nick Grooters, International Sales Manager (center - dark jacket, light pants - accepting award)]