Archive | July, 2011

Mustang Employees and Families Picnic Down!

29 Jul

Mustang Employees enjoying themselves at Six Flags New England (click for larger image)

Building the best motorcycle seats in the world can be exhausting, what with all the responsibilities that entails. But that’s just part of the job description here at Mustang Motorcycle Seats. When we work, we work hard.

Ah, but when we play, we squeeze every ounce of satisfaction out of the events that are planned for us down to the finest detail by our company’s “Supervisors of Fun.”

Take our recent company picnic, for example. We didn’t just head out to the nearest city park with a volleyball net and a Weber grill. No, siree. This year’s annual company picnic was held at Six Flags New England, a water park and amusement park located in Agawam, Mass.

We had 165 employees and their family members show up for a sweltering day of riding roller coasters, careening down water slides and then careening down water slides again.

We had our own lunch pavilion where everybody gathered for a meal, compared notes on the morning’s activities and plotted the fun for the rest of the afternoon. Sort of a funfest headquarters is what it was. Six Flags fitted us out with privacy, welcome shade and plenty of (more…)

Meet The Team: Mustang Stitcher and Trim Technician, Tam Nguyen

21 Jul

Tam Nguyen, Mustang Stitcher and Trim Technician

If you look closely at just about any of our motorcycle seats, most likely you’ll see the fine craftsmanship of Tam Nguyen, a seven-year Mustang employee who patiently places those perfectly spaced stitches and conchos onto the covers of our seats and pads. She says she absolutely loves working here, and a bonus is our New England factory’s proximity to her home and two sons. Meet one of our favorite stitchers:

Mustang: What did you do prior to coming to work for Mustang?

Tam Nguyen: I worked for Cains Pickles of South Deerfield, Mass., for three and a half years. While working there, I was a machine operator running labeling machines, packing machines, packaging machines and other duties. We had five lines of manufacturing, and I even worked in inspection.

Mustang: What attracted you to work at Mustang?

TN: It was a long commute from my home in Palmer, Mass., to South Deerfield, so I was eager to get a job closer to home. Mustang was much closer, and I really liked the working schedule of 10-hour days with overtime on Fridays. I also had two friends who were in the sewing department at that time and it was comfortable for me to join a company where I already knew some people.

Mustang: What’s the best part of your job?

TN: I honestly love everything about my job. I get to sew a wide variety of seat covers, put in studs, tie conchos, make buttons from scratch and heat stamp our logo into the material. There’s such a wide variety of tasks and I really (more…)

Mustang Employees Make Great Music Together

1 Jul

During the workday, you’ll see Anton Gillylan and Mike Grimes grinding away in the fiberglass shop at Mustang Motorcycle Seats, creating the sturdy base for our company’s high-quality motorcycle seats. Anton’s a fiberglass chop technician and Mike is a fiberglass finish tech.

These two craftsmen are tasked with transforming raw materials into a motorcycle seat that is recognized around the biker community as among the best, and they perform this task day after day under one roof in Mustang’s New England-based manufacturing facility.

But it’s what these two Mustang employees do in their free time that is the topic of this blog post. Anton and Mike have talents that go far beyond the craftsmanship they display when helping build a motorcycle seat. These two bike techs are members of a band that just released its first CD out of its own studio in downtown Springfield, Mass.

The name of their seven-member band is Ryth-Mattik, and both Anton and Mike have been executive producers since the group was formed back in 2001. Anton, whose band name is A.J. or Aye Jitty, plays bass guitar. Mike’s band name is (more…)