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Shape Corporation

Shape Corporation is renowned worldwide as the trendsetter in automotive and industrial component manufacturing and the world's foremost expert in roll forming. Established in 1974, this privately owned corporation has grown to become a major player in the component field, employing over 1,600 full time associates in the U.S. and over 2,800 globally, with offices on three continents, encompassing four manufacturing plants, a dedicated R&D center, a coating facility and six associated sister companies. Through our over 40 years in existence, Shape Corporation has developed and now embodies the ideals of innovation, vision, commitment and performance necessary to excel in today's tough global marketplace.

Shape Corporation Mission Statement:

The Shape Team will supply products through diverse manufacturing services to a worldwide market.

Commit our resources to anticipate and fulfill our customers' needs and quality requirements.

Endeavor through ethical business practices, to produce wealth for our customers, employees, stockholders and communities.

Shape Corporation is committed to training our associates to be the best in the industry. The tool used to ensure we reach that goal is Shape University. Shape University was established in 1996 and includes 67 instructor led in-house classes (i.e. roll forming, computer training, leadership development, technical, and manufacturing) and 83 web-based training classes as well as Tuition Reimbursement and an active Apprenticeship Program. In 2013 Shape ran 571 instructor led in-house classes for a total attendance of 6,249 associates. Web based classes provided over 16,000 additional training hours. Shape University utilizes an LMS to document and track employee training to ensure adherence for multiple audits (OSHA, ISO, TSO). Shape University consists of: Director of Training, Training Manager, Training Coordinator, and six (6) Trainers / Instructional designers.

All courses are developed utilizing task analysis and adhering to the ADDIE model (Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement and Evaluate). Courses are revised if test item analysis reveals the course is inadequate, new technology replaces existing technology in a field (triggered by Shape University SME), or if Level I feedback shows a need to revisit the course.



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