Disher Opens Indianapolis Location

Author: Laura Anthony

Disher's Indy Office

DISHER joined forces with GMB ARCHITECTURE + Engineering, another southwest Michigan based company, to open a physical presence in the Indianapolis market. Both companies offer complementary services for organizations looking for creative engineering, design, and business solutions. After researching numerous cities across the Midwest for expansion, GMB and DISHER landed on Indy because of the immediate fit in terms of… Read More

ON TARGET at the 2016 A2 Tech Trek

Author: Cynthia VanRenterghem

ON TARGET at the 2016 A2 Tech Trek

DISHER was delighted to be one of 60 participating companies in the 2016 A2 Tech Trek, a fun and educational afternoon in downtown Ann Arbor. Over 1300 people took part in this community-wide open house of local companies involved in forward-leaning technology. The primary focus of each hosting company was to create a unique experience that reflected their culture and demonstrated their product… Read More

Growing & Going with Grace

Author: Joe Dyer with Casandra Bouwhuis

Stwardship at Camp Geneva

Growing with Grace On June 10th, the entire Disher team had the privilege of enjoying a day at Camp GENEVA’s beautiful retreat center on the shores of Lake Michigan for a company-wide offsite. These bi-annual collaborative sessions give members the opportunity to participate in strategic planning, culture enrichment, community, and stewardship. This year’s theme was Growing with Grace, a fitting… Read More

Hammer Time… 7 Common Hammers & When to Use Them

Author: Sean Derrick

Hammertime

Rookie Year: The Engineering Intern’s Toolbox (Part 3) A Series of Technical Blogs for Engineering Interns & Entry-Level Engineers It’s hammer time… cue the music. To most interns and entry level engineers a hammer is a hammer. “They all look the same and they’re all used to bang stuff together, right?” Actually, it is not that simple. Sometimes using the… Read More

Celebrated Design Trends from NeoCon 2016

Author: Dan Parker

NeoCon 2016

As an engineer and product designer, NeoCon is the perfect place to notice trends in commercial design. While walking this year’s show held June 13-15 at The Mart in Chicago, I searched for examples of mechanical designs that weren’t hidden but rather celebrated. A few items caught my attention. Transparent StructureWe are leaving the era of hiding structure behind plastic… Read More

Building an Intern Program that Really Works!

Author: Allison Ives

Intern Avengers

  I can attest to the value of Disher’s intern program because I was one not too long ago! During the summer of my junior collegiate year, I became a Disher intern. I thought an internship would consist of not getting paid, retrieving coffee for coworkers, cleaning the office, organizing files, and doing other tasks that didn’t require critical thought…. Read More

Micro… What? How to use a Micrometer

Author: Sean Derrick

Micrometer

Rookie Year: The Engineering Intern’s Toolbox (Part 2) A Series of Technical Blogs for Engineering Interns & Entry-Level Engineers “What on earth is that thing?” asks everyone who sees a micrometer for the first time. Who can blame them as it looks like something from a medieval torture chamber. And it’s just as tricky to operate. “This thing takes three… Read More

The Top 10 Dimensions of a Thriving Culture

Jeff Disher Speaking

After being recognized in Fortune as the 21st Best Small Workplace in the United States by Great Place to Work®, Jeff Disher, Founder and President of Disher, was asked to speak on How to Build a Great Culture at the Michigan West Coast Chamber’s Early Bird Breakfast on June 14, 2016. Jeff has been very intentional about building a winning culture… Read More

Bolt Boot Camp: 6 Things to Know About Threaded Fasteners

Author: Sean Derrick

Bolts and Nuts

Rookie Year: The Engineering Intern’s Toolbox A Series of Technical Blogs for Engineering Interns & Entry-Level Engineers While warmer temps are upon us and school is out for the summer, it’s time for many to begin that most interesting season of the year… summer internships. Across the nation, engineering interns are getting their first taste of professional life and hopefully… Read More

Disher Attends 2016 Ann Arbor SPARK Annual Meeting

Author: Cynthia VanRenterghem and Dayna Beal

SPARK-Ann-Arbor

Business is strong in Ann Arbor thanks in large part to the Ann Arbor SPARK organization and partners like Disher who is a Funding Member. At the Annual Meeting on May 16, the Disher team was pleased to learn just how impressive SPARK’s economic-development impact is including: 30 company growth projects with $238 million in new investment commitments; 1,279 new… Read More