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Northeast

Cambridge-Lee Industries LLC.

cambridge-lee benefits from a
dedicated and experienced
workforce, with many secondand third-generation employees.

Community Commitments

Cambridge-Lee's employees have a strong commitment to their communities. In September, an
employee asked to take leave to help his family in Houston after Hurricane Harvey hit. "I think all of
our employees were motivated to stand behind him," CEO Andrea Funk says. "We started a collection effort and before long the entire community pulled together with donations from individuals,
companies, schools and non-profit agencies.
Cambridge-Lee ended up delivering two-and-a-half tractor-trailers full of donations to Texas,
adopting the town his family lives in. "It was a grassroots, heartfelt initiative our employees
undertook on their own and the company supported," Funk adds. "Fundamental No. 30 is 'Always
Remember We Are More Than Co-Workers' and fundamental No. 32 is 'Make a difference.' It's in our
DNA. This is just one example of the generosity and commitment of our employees to each other and
the communities our employees, retirees and customers and their families live in."
The company also supports the United Way of Berks County and volunteers as a team for numerous community programs, such as helping a senior center and volunteering to run a local soup kitchen. According to Funk, "We do events like these because it builds teamwork and bonds employees in
addition to being the right thing to do for the community."

include a refinery that processes scrap
copper; two finishing facilities that
produce straight length, coiled and
large outside-diameter tubes from an
extrusion press; and an assembly operation where linesets are produced.
"The Eagle plant is a melting facility where we buy copper cathode from
mines, melt it and cast directly into a
tube form," Funk says. "This process
enables us to get almost complete uniformity of the wall thickness with pure
material that has no contaminants."

Fundamental Improvements
ner wall thicknesses with much
more precise concentricity. These
tubes are used in the production of
evaporator and condenser coils within HVAC systems.
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The Eagle facility allowed the company to penetrate the commercial
HVAC market and add 60 million
pounds to its annual manufacturing
capacity. Its other production facilities

Cambridge-Lee's equipment operators are accountable for a number of
key metrics including safety, delivery, cost, quality and innovation. In
addition to continuous improvement
walks where operators report their


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