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									             Adopt a Soldier                Adam made arrangements for the
                                            purchase of a new van. The racks are
                                            being installed before we take delivery.

                                            Verndale is working on the new website
                                            site map and associated content.

                                            Mike Walsh and Troy Thomas flew to
                                            Baltimore on June 7th to attend an RF
                                            Manufacturers trade show.

If you are interested in communicating      Benefits
with a soldier and possibly sending         401(k) plan. Any questions can always
specific gifts and necessities, you may     be directed to:
begin by contacting adoptaussoldier.org.    Angela              781-273-3950
See Amanda for more information.            John                781-446-8924
                                            American Funds      800-421-6019
Strategic Planning
Please…always leave all computers on        Our American Funds 401(k) were
over the weekends for proper backup         successfully changed from class R-3 to
and virus scan.                             class R-4 with a reduced expense ratio.

Reminder, you can check your ESSCO          Dave;
email from any web browser. Enter:
https://mail.esscolab.com/owa               A little ditty for the newsletter…still
Log into Exchange using the form:           tickets available for the following
              ECL/username                  Spinners Games:
and use your normal network password.
                                            Sunday June 26th – 2 tickets
Reminder, your personal Facebook account    Friday July 1st – 1 ticket
may be viewed during your breaks on the     Sunday July 24th – 9 tickets
cafeteria computer.                         Thursday August 4th – 4 tickets

We received our new nitrogen bath. This     See Julie for tickets.
will allow us to generate -197 degrees C.
                                            Julie Lofria

Essco News Letter #36
6/14/2011
Team Member News                             The greater the loyalty of a group toward
                                             the group, the greater is the motivation
Gil stopped in on the 14th and wanted to     among the members to achieve the goals
thank everyone for the flowers and card.     of the group, and the greater the
He said it was a “real morale booster”!      probability that the group will achieve its
                                             goals.
We welcome Zack back for the summer!
He needs a break from that fun college                                     Rensis Likert
life!
                                             A Sweet Lesson in Humanity
We welcome Mike Corliss to the                       Years ago, a 10-year old boy
transportation team as a part time driver.   approached the counter of a soda shop
                                             and climbed onto a stool. “What does an
                                             ice cream sundae cost?” he asked the
                                             waitress.
                                                     “Fifty cents,” she answered.

                                                      The youngster reached deep in his
                                             pockets and pulled out an assortment of
                                             change, counting it carefully as the
                                             waitress grew impatient. She had “bigger’
                                             customers to wait on.
        Sales                                         “Well how much would just a plain
Sales for May we’re up 7.9%. YTD we’re       ice cream be?” the boy asked.
up by 6.2%. We’re continuing in the right             The waitress responded with
direction!    GOOD WORK!                     noticeable irritation in her voice, “Thirty-
                                             five cents.”
                                                      Again the boy slowly counted his
June Birthdays                               money. “May I have some plain ice cream
                                             in a dish then, please?” He gave the
                                             waitress the correct amount, and she
                                             brought him the ice cream.
                                                      Later, the waitress returned to
                                             clear the boy’s dish and when she picked
                                             it up, she felt a lump in her throat. There
                                             on the counter the boy had left two
                                             nickels and five pennies. She realized that
Steve Edwards                 22nd           he had had enough money for the sundae,
Jeff Valli                    23rd           but sacrificed it so he could leave her a
                                             tip.
Quotes                                                The    moral:     Before passing
Character is doing what’s right when         judgment, first treat others with
nobody’s looking.                            courtesy, dignity, and respect.
                       J.C. Watts, Jr.                                  Fleming H. Revell




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Kudos                                               Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 4:10 PM
                                                    To: Nicole Hastie
                                                    Subject: RE: Expedited Gage Pin Sets

                                                    Yep…We have “asset” numbers that are on
                                                    each set, so, normally, they get
                                                    referenced by those numbers in your
                                                    system.

                                                    Thanks so much for the help! As usual, the
                                                    awesome customer service is
                                                    always a pleasure…

Sue:
I regret to say I have decided to go with our in-   Karen
house team for our annual electronic calibration.
As much as I'd like to continue our relationship,   From: Susan Malette
it is just isn't to be.                             [mailto:smalette@princetontech.com]
I appreciate your efforts and applaud you and       Sent: Friday, June 10, 2011 11:45 AM
your company on the fine work you have done in      To: Manny Causland
the past and wish you the best in the future.       Subject: RE: Request for Quote
Regards:
                                                    Very well, thank you. Your guys did a great
Bob Humphreys
                                                    job. :o)
Incoming Quality Assurance Electrical
IDEXX Laboratories
                                                    Sue Malette
From: Bellezza, Andrew                              Quality Assurance - CIT
[mailto:Andrew.Bellezza@polycom.com]                Princeton Technology, Corp.
Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 3:00 PM
To: Kelly Spruth
Subject: RE: COD
                                                    Recipe Corner
Thanks Kelly you guys are the best! Make
things very easy for me.

A

From: Peggy.Getchell@sealedair.com
[mailto:Peggy.Getchell@sealedair.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2011 1:32 PM
To: Manny Causland
Subject: RE: Need Another Quote

Hi Susan,
                                                    HONEY SMOKE BARBECUE SAUCE
I had the PO amended to add the 3 chart
recorders and the on-site date
changed to May 27. See below.                        2 tablespoons butter
                                                     2 tablespoons brown sugar
Thank you so much for your help and for saving       2 tablespoons vinegar
my company money by doing this!                      1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
                                                     1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
Have a great day!! :-)                               1 cup ketchup
From: Karen Ann Mehlin
[mailto:kmehlin@lanl.gov]

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6/14/2011
 1/2 cup chopped celery                       1 cup cherry tomatoes
 1 teaspoon dry mustard                       Heat grill (about 350°F).
 3 tablespoons chopped onion
 3 cloves garlic, minced                      Cut meat into cubes and
 2 tablespoons honey                          remove/discard fat.
 a few drops of liquid smoke
 1/2 cup Jack Daniel's or bourbon or
                                              In a non-metallic bowl, combine all
 rum
                                              ingredients (except tomatoes) and
 Melt butter in a large stockpot and          allow to stand at room temperature for
 sauté onion, garlic and celery until         30 minutes. Drain marinade into a
 tender but not brown. If you prefer a
                                              saucepan.
 smooth sauce, a hand blender can be
 used at this point, but this is not
 required.                                    Brush grilling basket with oil. Transfer
                                              drained ingredients to basket and
                                              shake and stir over high heat, adding
 Add remaining ingredients. Simmer            tomatoes last. Grill until beef is tender
 over very low heat until thick. Use only
                                              and cooked through.
 a few drops of Mesquite or Hickory
 flavored liquid smoke. Be extremely
 careful in adding this as it is very         While beef is grilling, bring reserved
 overpowering and a few extra drops           marinade to a boil in saucepan and boil
 will ruin the sauce.                         for 15 minutes to make sauce.

 Recipe may be doubled, tripled, etc. for     Serve grilled beef and vegetables. Top
 the quantity desired. Store in               with a spoon of the sauce, if desired.
 refrigerator.
                                              4 Servings.
 Note: If you want to make this in a
 larger quantity for canning, omit the
 butter and the sauté step; simply
 combine ingredients and proceed as
                                             5 Ways to Get Deals on Dining Out
 above. Ladle into clean canning jars
 while still hot and process pints or half
 pints for 20 minutes in a boiling water     Love to eat at restaurants, but feel the tab for
 bath canner.                                dining out is getting a little excessive? You can
                                             buy great meals at great restaurants for a pittance
                                             if you know how to find coupons and discounts
                                             for eating out. Restaurants commonly sell $25
                                             gift certificates for $10–and they can sometimes
GRILLED BEEF AND VEGETABLES                  be had for as little as $2, said Korzen, author of
                                             the just published ”Bargain Junkie: Living the
                                             Good Life on the Cheap.” That’s just among 5
 1 lb. (16 oz.) baby portabella              tips of how to get great deals at restaurants.
 mushrooms
 1 lb. beef sirloin steak or sirloin tips
 (3/4 inch thick)                            How do you get the best deals on restaurant
 2 cups pearl onions, peeled (frozen,        meals?
 thawed or fresh)
 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar                            Sign up at Restaurants.com, where you
 1/2 cup olive oil                                    plug in your zip code and peruse a
 3 cloves garlic, pressed or finely                   menu of dozens of local restaurants
 minced                                               willing to sell a $25 gift certificate for
 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning                           $10 and a $50 certificate for $20. These
                                                      gift certificates often go on “sale,”
                                                      Korzen added. At times, you can buy

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         your $25 meal gift certificate for just
         $2.
        BlackboardEats.com is another site that
         offers coupon deals for restaurants. The
         deals range from providing huge
         discounts, such as 30% off your meal,
         to offers for free appetizers or entrees.
         At the moment, they’ve only got deals
         in Los Angeles and New York. But if
         you happen to live in (or visit) one of
         those two areas, it’s worth a look.
        Groupon.com offers coupons on
         everything from spa visits to restaurant
         meals. The typical deal will discount       It’s the little things that drive us
         your meal (or massage) from 30% to          crazy!
         more than $75%. If you sign up, they’ll
         send regular emails of the daily deals in   The tile floors are being refinished again
         your area. You decide whether to buy or
         delete.                                     over two weekends. Let’s be sure to take
        ChowHound.com is a site where               care of them by wiping up spills as they
         foodies talk to foodies. This recent        occur.
         discussion thread tells where you can
         get restaurant meals for $5 or less.        What are the little things that drive you
         Uhmmmm, tacos….
                                                     crazy? Send Dave an email…it may improve
        BYOB. If you’re a drinker, call the
         restaurant where you want to eat and        our life at Essco! No names will be
         ask about their “corkage” fee, Korzen       published unless requested.
         suggested. Some eateries will let you               Thanks!
         bring your own bottle and charge only a
         small fee to have the waiter serve it.
         Since restaurants typically mark-up a
         bottle of wine by 300 or 400%, bringing
         your own can save a bundle.

There’s just one caveat: Make sure you read the
fine print on all of the coupon deals because the
certificates do expire and some can only be used
for lunch or on certain days. Most also add in the
tip before deducting the value of the coupon to
make sure that the waiter doesn’t get stiffed on
the deal.

Manny Causland
Onsite Coordinator
                                                     Expand your technical knowledge…

                                                     What are the requirements for A2LA
                                                     Accreditation?

                                                     The hierarchy of A2LA requirements
                                                     includes:
                                                     -              ISO/IEC                17025
                                                     - Specific technical requirements in certain
                                                     fields
                                                     - A2LA policies (such as "Advertising


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Policy"      and     "Traceability  Policy")
- Requirements of the tests/calibrations for
which      the    laboratory     is seeking
accreditation
- Proficiency testing requirements
Laboratories       that     achieve    A2LA
accreditation meet a "higher standard"
than ISO/IEC 17025 alone.

What is "laboratory accreditation"?

Laboratory accreditation is defined as
formal recognition of an organization's
technical competency to perform specific
tests, types of tests, or calibrations. The
assessors used to conduct the laboratory
accreditation     assessments     must     be
technical experts in their field. The
assessors must verify the laboratory's
specific capabilities that are then listed on
a "scope of accreditation". Laboratories
must also participate in proficiency testing
on a regular basis to demonstrate their
competency. The general requirements for
laboratory accreditation are contained in
ISO/IEC 17025. This standard contains
quality system requirements and technical
requirements that the laboratories must
meet.         Laboratory        accreditation
requirements, however, go beyond just
ISO/IEC 17025.


What is the "scope of accreditation"?

The list of specific tests, types of tests or
calibrations for which a laboratory is found
competent is listed in a scope of
accreditation. The final content of the
scope must be approved by the assessor(s)
and the selected members of the A2LA
Accreditation    Council.    For   calibration
laboratories, the scope normally includes
the parameters, ranges of measurement,
the best uncertainty associated with each
range (see Question 12), and the
techniques/equipment used to perform the
calibrations. It is very important to note
that scopes don't always include all the
laboratory's capabilities. This is due either
to the laboratory's request to limit the
scope, or because the assessors have not
been able to affirm the lab's competency in
all areas for which the laboratory was
seeking accreditation. Capabilities that are
not listed on the scope are not covered by
the laboratory's A2LA accreditation.



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