Monday, March 22, 2010

More Novas, More Fun!

To see an HD version, go to our YouTube Channel

If you love Novas and Chuck Berry, we think you'll enjoy watching CPP's latest video: "Nova Shop Tour: 2010 - Preview. (The complete video will be available online within a few days).

The event, held Saturday, March 20th was CPP's 2nd Annual Nova Shop Tour.

Thanks to RK Smith, members of SoCal Novas and Steve's Nova Site gathered at 7 AM, near the corner of Brookhurst and Orangethorpe. From there, they cruised a winding route through Fullerton and Anaheim to CPP.

Once all the cars were parked at CPP, everyone had a great time checking out the various Novas, taking photos and video, talking with each other, and getting tech assistance from the CPP crew.

Also, friends and families enjoyed the toured our facility, including our recently expanded CNC shop, and the new and expanded offices for the Engineering, Art and Photo department.

Rounding out the event, goody bags and raffle prizes where handed out, including a 4-Link Coil-Over Kit, an $1,100 value.

At noon, with tires squealing and the smell of rubber in the air, everyone cruised to Nick's Burgers for lunch, compliments of CPP.

It was another great day with a wonderful group of people, and we are already planning ahead for next years event. Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

We're Too Cool, To Be Hot

In with the new!

Out with the old!

Maintaining a pleasant work environment is key to helping our employees be productive. Part of that productivity is providing you with the very best service we can.

That is why this week we removed an old, inefficient heating and air conditioning system, and replaced it with a top-of-the-line model.

Now as summer and business heats-up, we'll have the coolest employees in the industry. Oh yes, they are the friendliest and most knowledgable, too.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Magic Carpet Ride

At CPP we get thing done ASAP. Once the Engineering, Art and Photo departments were relocated to more spacious digs next door, their combined space was demolished (see blog: "Size Does Matter") to make way for a new work area. That job was completed within a week.

The final step to complete the project was to lay new carpet. So the floor was cleared of dirt and debris, and a layer of carpet glue was lathered onto the bare floor. Next the carpet was laid on the floor and made snug against the wall. Finally, black baseboards were glue along the edge of the carpet and wall. After that, it only needed to be vacuumed and the job was complete, and what was once three small offices is now one large space ready to be occupied by the Procurement Department

As you can see, CPP isn't standing still. We're growing at a sure and steady pace, which means we can offer you more and better service and at a greater value.

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Rapid Prototype Now Online

Add ImageIf you want to make the best and be the best, you must have the best. That's why CPP is constantly looking for innovative, time saving, and cost effective methods of producing its award winning products. Our new Rapid Prototype machine, known as a 3D printer, which is up and running is an example of what we mean.

After a brief training session, Chief Engineer, Danny Nix, was ready to go. Right from his desk he can design a new product using CAD (computer assisted design), then with the touch of a button he can render in ABS plastic a full-scale prototype using our new RP machine.

Add ImageCPP is the industry leader in Steering, Brake and Suspension parts, and using cutting-edging technology is one of the ways we stay ahead of the pack.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Future is Here

CPP is now the proud owner of a Dimension bst 1200es 3D printer. What's that you say? Well it's a rapid prototype machine that uses ABS plastic powder to produce one-off versions of a product.

It's not exactly Star Trek, but with the push of a button, we can transform a virtual 3D rendering of one of our new products into a solid 3D prototype.

Solid 3D prototypes are instrumental in working out the bugs in the design of a new product, but they are costly and time consuming to make. Now, using our rapid prototype machine, we can create in a matter of hours what in the past would take days, weeks, even months to do. This saves time and money, which means we can produce better and more reliable products, and offer them to you at a substantial savings.

Training for Excellence

Manufacturing the best quality products requires highly skilled technicians that are dedicated to excellence, and that’s what we have here at CPP. Maintaining this level of skill requires constant training in new and more efficient methods of production.

For example, CPP recently purchased one of Haas’ top-of-the-line CNC machines. In short order, an instructor from Haas was on-site teaching our crew how to maximize the machine’s power and versatility.

This is another way CPP works for you to provide the finest parts at the best possible price. You can be confident you are getting the best when you purchase from CPP because we design it; we test it; we manufacture it.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Size Does Matter!

Stable, steady and sustained growth: that’s our goal at CPP. To that end, we have expanded yet again. This time our Engineering, Art and Photo departments are on the move. Five years ago all three departments were crammed into three tiny offices next to each other. No one complained; hey, it was a step up from the cubicles in the old building. But as CPP has grown, so have the demands on each department.

Last week in one mighty move over night all three departments were relocated next door in our second building, which was acquired two years ago.

Wow, what a difference! Each department virtually doubled its floor space. Finally, the Engineering department is in the same building as our huge CNC manufacturing department, the Art Department has four work stations instead of two, and the photo room no longer doubles as a storage area.

Then, wham, bam, thank you ma’am: in one day the old Engineering, Art and Photo departments were demolished making way for our new Procurement department.

What’s next? You’ll just have to wait and see, there’s always more to come from CPP.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

2nd Annual Jeff's Fun Run Stops By

Classic Performance Products was once again the first poker run stop for the 2nd Annual Jeff's Fun Run. The event, hosted by Pickups Limited of Orange County, honors one of their members Jeff Hornsby who passed away last year. All event proceeds went to benefit cancer research. Over 150 vehicles participated in the festivities which began at Ken Grody Ford and made stops at Danchuk, Crevier Classic Cars, TruSpeed Motor Cars, Parts Pro Proformance Warehouse. CPP helped with the grand prize of a Craftsman roll-a-way tool box which the driver with the best poker hand walked away with. The weather was beautiful, the smiles were abundant, and we never tire of seeing all those awesome classics cruising by our shop!