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TEQ Impressions


A look back

On Feb 12, 2014

Lately, you may have noticed that your Facebook newsfeed has been filled with personalized “look back” movies, the social network’s unique way of marking their ten-year anniversary.  These one-minute, two-second long slide shows mention when someone joined Facebook, and do an eloquent job of quickly summarizing that user’s experience by showing his or her "first moments" and displaying his or her most-liked posts and photos.

That made us wonder, if Facebook did it’s own “look back” movie, what moments would be included? While there are many to choose from, we are certain these moments highlighted in CNN Money’s recent article “5 Key Moments that Changed Facebook that changed the course of the company:

Going Public (September, 2006) An event which transformed the private network of college students from “a closed-off safe haven to one in which parents, siblings, neighbors and even potential employers could access their worlds.”

Social Graph (2007) A map of all the ways Facebook users are connected to one another, which later evolved into the Open Graph Protocol and Graph Search tool which allow users to search for data on specific posts.

First iPhone App (July, 2008) Which morphed into a “way to connect to the world and share your life on the fly” with the development of apps for the iPad and smartphones and tablets running Google's Android mobile software, as well as several standalone apps.

Chat (April, 2008) An evolution which encouraged more conversational exchanges, instead of email-like missives, and led to the arrival of Messenger in October of 2011, Facebook's first mobile app dedicated to a single function.

Of course, we also wondered what might be part of TEQ’s “look back” movie. As with Facebook, there are many moments to choose from, but there a few we are sure would “make the cut”….

ISO 13485:2003 Registration (2006) – TEQ was one of the first thermoformers in North America to hold this preferred certification - a voluntary quality management system standard for companies that design, manufacture and distribute medical devices – which laid the foundation for TEQ’s proven ability to build and manage an ISO 13485:2003 Registered facility in virtually any location.

TEQethylene™ (2011) – A 100% recyclable sterile barrier system that uses proprietary blend of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) in combination with adhesive coated Tyvek®, a breathable HDPE thermoplastic lidding developed by DuPont™ - backed by stability data for ISO 11607 compliance.

DPET Supply Chain Extension (2013) – DPET uses exclusive technology from Octal that produces PET sheet directly from the reactor, eliminating five energy intensive stages of conventional sheet production. At TEQ we developed a way to make this environmentally-friendly material even more sustainable by regrinding the skeletal waste and shipping it to a local extruder to produce 100% recycled sheet with a heat history equivalent to that of virgin PET.

What about you? What moments would you want to make sure were included in your company’s “look back” movie?

Todd McDonald

By Todd McDonald

A creative, customer-based problem solver, Todd has over 20 years of industry experience. Starting as a designer, he moved on to engineering project management, then transitioned into sales. It is this diverse background that gives him a “unique, multi-faceted understanding of business” that generates unexpected, smart solutions.

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