You’ve heard the old saying, “the family that heat prints together, stays together.” Okay, maybe I modified it a bit for this blog post, but I just wanted to get the message across that family is important to us here at Stahls’. It’s that time of the year for company picnics and at GroupeSTAHL companies around the world that means Family Fun Days. It used to be tradition at Stahls’ to have a big annual summer party, but with so many team members at so many different locations, that has become increasingly difficult. Instead what we do is encourage each location to host Family Fun Days. This allows team members to bring in their kids, spouses, even parents and grandparents, to see where they work and what it is they do. Because you can tell somebody that you work at the world’s largest heat press manufacturing plant or the world’s largest transfer manufacturer, but most people have no idea what that looks like. Family Days allow our team members to share their expertise with others and to help those at home understand the very important role they play in serving customers. In addition, most locations also host a trip to a local amusement park, hold a BBQ or a ball game or even a movie night. But no matter what the event is, the end result is always the same–lots of bonding and mutual respect is shared by all. And even though several of the planned outdoor events in Europe this past weekend were rained out, everyone reports that their Family Fun days were still a huge success.