Sko-Die E-Newsletter - March 2015

Patrick Steininger

In this edition of the Sko-Die e-newsletter, we'll share an interesting piece of industry news regarding the appointment of 30 private sector leaders to the U.S. Department of Commerce Manufacturing Council. We’ll also introduce you to Sko-Die’s Buyer/Planner, Eva Maciejak. For nearly 20 years, Eva has been a dedicated, integral part of the Sko-Die team.

We’ll also tell you about the recent launch of the new Sko-Die website as well as our social media campaigns.

Thank You,

Patrick Steininger



Industry News


Sko-Die is a proud member of several industry associations that are committed to the advancement of our industry and a strong overall Manufacturing economy.  The TMA ( is one such association with which Sko-Die is strongly aligned.  The TMA was in the news recently as one of our fellow association members was named to the US Commerce Department's Manufacturing Council.  This council, formed in 2004, advises the Commerce Department on policies and strategies to strengthen the US Manufacturing Economy.  Sko-Die and the TMA are proud to have a member participate in this capacity. 

In an announcement last month, the Commerce Secretary welcomed the newest members to this council and spoke of the Council's charge in her comments..

“The Department of Commerce continues to make investments that will keep our manufacturing sector on the cutting edge of innovation, including two new Commerce-led National Network for Manufacturing Innovation institutes, proposed in the President's fiscal year 2016 budget. I look forward to working together with the new and returning Manufacturing Council members, whose unique expertise and perspective will be integral to our efforts to boost the economy and create U.S. jobs.”

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Eva Maciejak

Eva Maciejak

Meet Sko-Die’s Buyer/Planner

When you meet Eva Maciejak, Sko-Die’s Buyer/Planner, you immediately know that you are dealing with a business professional whose intelligence and knowledge would be an asset for any company.  Lucky for Sko-Die, in 1997 Eva was looking to enter the business world and accepted a two day temporary assignment as the Front Desk Receptionist.  Quickly proving her talent, that same position became open and Eva was hired on a full time basis.

The receptionist’s duties included responsibilities that allowed Eva to develop her skills in many areas.  As support for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Order Entry and Customer Service she was able to learn more about general business, Sko-Die functions and the metal stamping market.  By dealing with Sko-Die internal personnel and outside vendors and customers, she proved her interpersonal skills to be a very valuable asset.  With this proven talent and knowledge, in 2008 Eva was promoted to her present Buyer/ Planner position.

As Sko-Die’s Buyer/Planner, Eva is responsible for all purchasing and inventory control.  In dealing with 150+ vendors and 20+ orders/week, she must maintain proper inventories for all office, shop, maintenance and shipping supplies.  Her most important responsibility is the ordering of the steel that is needed for the production of all of Sko-Die’s customer orders.  After the orders are placed, she really gets busy.  The steel needs to be assigned to jobs, there must be follow up on all PO’s, she must deal with different lead times,  late deliveries, rejected material, existing inventories, final production counts and the closing of jobs. 

Sko-Die’s profit margins are dependent on proper inventory management and Eva has excelled at keeping the numbers positive.  Her business education began after high school at Oakton College where she studied general business.  She has continued her education with training for Internal ISO Quality Auditor, Lean Manufacturing, MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet), Blueprint Reading for Manufacturing and Sales and Use Tax.   She also credits Mike Cellucci, Operations Manager, who hired her as the Buyer/Planner, for sharing his knowledge of the customers, vendors and in particular, inventory planning.  She points out the good dynamics of Sko-Die where all departments work well together giving each other help and support. 

Eva’s personal story is inspirational.  She was born in Poland and came to live in America in 1991 just as she was entering high school.  Everything for her was new; country, school, friends and language.  She overcame every obstacle, and after graduating from high school she started working at Sko-Die.  While in high school she met her future husband Adam, who also came to America from Poland.  He is now a professor at Roosevelt University teaching Chemistry.  They were married in 2004 and have two daughters, Maya and Emily.  Eva loves spending time outdoors with her family.  You can find them enjoying waterparks, roller coasters, camping and volleyball in the backyard.     

Sko-Die Launches NEW Website

Please check out and bookmark the new We kept the best branding, design and content from our previous website and now present it in a new “responsive” format that is compatible with any of today’s mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) as well as desktop viewing environments.

The website continues to provide detailed information and dynamic video illustrating  Sko-Die’s comprehensive capabilities and competencies, along with the latest Sko-Die news, industry news, and technical information.

Sko-Die’s Social Media Marketing

Recognizing that social media has become an important part of today’s business interaction strategies, Sko-Die is developing these platforms to continue to build our brand and awareness and stay connected with the many markets we serve.

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Always updated with the latest Sko-Die and industry news. Watch for our “Throw Back Thursdays” to see interesting facts and photos from Sko-Die’s history. 

To follow Sko-Die go to the link below and click “Like”.

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Join the interaction on Sko-Die’s business networking site.

Go to the link below and click “Follow”.

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You can also follow us on Twitter @SkoDieInc


For any questions concerning your account please contact:

Jeff Curtin, Customer Service Manager, 800-486-4756 X112,


Michael McGuire, Director of Sales, 800-486-4756 X120,

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Sko-Die Inc.| 8050 Austin Ave. - Morton Grove, IL 60053
Phone: 800-486-4756 | Fax: 847-966-0322

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