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ULC Honors 14 Employees for Milestones in Service

Happy Holidays from ULC! At ULC, our employees are the heart of our business and our most valuable assets. Every employee at United Lens brings a valuable talent and contribution to our organization. Their hard work and accomplishments are what ensures we deliver to our customers day after day. Every holiday season, we take the opportunity to thank our employees…
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Join ULC in the Pledge to Be Safe at Work

Safety Remains Our Top Priority – Happy National Safety Month! Now more than ever, safety is crucial both inside and outside the workplace. National Safety Month, celebrated annually during the month of June, focuses on saving lives and preventing injuries, from the workplace to anyplace. Safety is always priority number one at ULC. Everywhere you look in the facility you…
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Safety Day

Happy Memorial Day

Celebrating by Remembering At United Lens Company, we have supported the military, defense and aerospace industries for decades through the manufacturing of custom-made optics. We understand that the equipment utilized in these industries must be held to the highest possible standard; national security is at stake, and using substandard equipment is simply not an option. For over a century, we…
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Memorial Day Thank You

ULC Declared an Essential Business

The ULC team is dedicated to keeping our customers, suppliers and local community up to date on the status of our company’s operations during this challenging time. On March 23rd, the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Charlie Baker, issued an emergency order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces…
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Latest Updates from ULC on COVID-19

At ULC, we are committed to the health and safety of all our employees and the surrounding community. In order for everyone to remain healthy, safe and successful, we all need to work together. Given the current situation surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and all that is happening around the world, we wanted to reassure all of our customers, suppliers and…
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ULC Honors 13 Employees for Milestones in Service

At ULC, we know our employees’ hard work and accomplishments are what helps us deliver to our customers day after day. Every holiday season, we take the opportunity to thank our employees for their time and dedication. The ULC team is behind our outstanding manufacturing process, quick delivery and customer service. In addition to celebrating landmarks for employees of the…
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ULC Employee Luncheon

ULC Promotes Aaron Choleva to Training and Development Specialist

At ULC, Aaron Choleva is best known for his approachability. Whether he’s providing education to others or learning from them, Aaron exudes a calming presence that others revel in. In many instances, Aaron was the first impression of our company—his passion for helping new employees find their way is truly unique and admirable. His efforts within the company have earned…
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ULC Announces Samantha Briggs as Sales and Marketing Manager

Over the last seven years at ULC, Samantha Briggs has shown incredible reliability and determination. Samantha has always been consistent in her strive for excellence, and when she was given an opportunity for advancement, she rose to the occasion. An immense amount of pressure and responsibility was placed on her shoulders, and through it all, Samantha made the company proud.…
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Samantha Briggs

Lauren Sylvia Becomes Newest ULC Sales Office Manager

Since she first joined ULC, Lauren Sylvia impressed her colleagues with her inquisitive mind. She continually worked to build her technical knowledge to better aid ULC’s customers and employees. Her dedication and commitment to excellence is impressive, and for her contributions to the company, Lauren Sylvia has become ULC’s newest Sales Office Manager. Early Life Lauren is from New Bedford,…
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ULC Proudly Announces Christian Ramos as New Optical Shop Manager

Christian Ramos has a reputation at ULC for being the “go to” guy for technical questions of any kind. Fully devoted to his craft, Christian has led the floor in double side polishing for several years. Over the years, he has earned the respect of peers and customers alike, and we are proud to announce him as ULC’s new Optical…
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ULC Renews Registration at New ISO 9001:2015 Standard

Since our founding in 1916, United Lens Company (ULC) has upheld a proud, family tradition of service. ULC founder Fileno DiGregorio would begin discussions by asking his employees, “How does this benefit our customers?” Over a century later, ULC remains under the same family ownership, and our dedication to customer satisfaction is just as strong. ULC continually explores the latest…
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ULC Featured on Engineering.com

Engineering.com, a worldwide aggregator of leading industry voices, recently featured United Lens Company (ULC) in an article about laser optic protection. The article recognized ULC for its innovative debris shields and original equipment manufacturer (OEMs) laser cutting protection solutions. OEMs in automotive, medical, military, and commercial industries use laser techniques to precisely cut, weld and drill their products. Though widely…
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Education at Work: Manufacturing Opens Up a New World

After graduating from high school in May of 2015, Bay Path Regional Technical Vocational student Nicholas Reid was selected to participate in a manufacturing skills training program sponsored by The Chamber of Central Mass South and several local manufacturers. The grant was administered by the Chamber’s Executive Director, Alix McNitt, and funded through a regional economic development organization grant. MassMEP…
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United Lens Company Now Accepts Online Orders

With launch of new online catalog, ULC now accommodates ordering products online! We are proud to announce that effective immediately, all of our standard products will be available to order online via our new online catalog. As we continue to celebrate our 100th year in business, ULC has made customer-oriented improvements and community outreach initiatives. The new online catalog is…
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United Lens Company Brings 100 Years of Service to the Community

As United Lens Company (ULC) celebrates 100 years of growth and business in Southbridge, the company is also celebrating 100 years of giving back to the community. This rich tradition of contribution to the Southbridge community—initiated by ULC founder Fileno DiGregorio in 1916 and nurtured since then—is alive and well at ULC. One of the company’s most recent enrichment efforts…
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100 Years of Service

ULC Expands Capabilities to Include Spherical Polishing

Since its founding in 1916, United Lens Company (ULC) has been dedicated to the continuous pursuit of diversification and growth in the optics industry. In order to grow, succeed and remain relevant over the course of 100 years, a company must be adaptable. It needs to meet customer requirements, or develop the capabilities required to do so. When ULC noticed…
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Spherical Polishing

United Lens Company Honors 16 Employees for Milestones in Service

Every holiday season, United Lens Company (ULC) holds a catered Christmas luncheon to thank our employees for their hard work and celebrate the year’s accomplishments. At ULC, we believe that fostering an inclusive culture is important to the success of our business; our employees are the driving force behind ULC’s outstanding manufacturing process, quick delivery and customer service. This year…
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ULC Honors Employees

100 Years of Family Ownership at United Lens Company

United Lens Company (ULC) is ready to celebrate its 100th year of family ownership, American production, and pioneering technology. Founded in 1916 by Fileno DiGregorio as a modest single-furnace operation, ULC has grown to become the only truly vertically integrated company in the optical industry, offering the latest technologies and highest quality optical components per MIL-PRF-13830B, MIL-I-45208 & ISO-10110 and…
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ULC Expands Capabilities with OptiPro Machine Acquisition

New OptiPro PRO 160P Expands Rapid Prototyping Capabilities United Lens Company has acquired a new OptiPro PRO 160P, a high-speed spherical CNC polishing machine, in order to expand its polishing capability and better serve clients. This addition to our fabrication process allows for deeper vertical integration as we create some of the leading mirrors, prisms, windows and other optical components.…
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OptiPro CNC Polishing Machine Acquisition

United Lens Company Partners with SBANE

United Lens Company (ULC) has been a leading innovator in the optical element industry for nearly 100 years. We attribute much of ULC’s success to our custom capabilities, which are unmatched throughout the industry; moreover, we believe our dedication to customer satisfaction also sets us apart from competitors. In an effort to better serve our local community, ULC recently joined…
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ULC Partners with SBANE

International Year of Light: Optics in Time

Light is perhaps the most essential resource of our planet. Thanks to light’s abundant power, civilizations flourish; light nurtures life and global connectivity, and it has enriched society’s understanding of medicine, entertainment and other key facets of life. Researchers have continuously studied light through photonics, which is the science and technology of detecting and harnessing light particles called photons. Communities…
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International Year of Light

ULC Supports Local College

South County Business Leaders RISE to Campaign Challenge On December 12, generous donors, Southbridge Savings Bank, United Lens Company, Savers Bank and Southbridge Credit Union, convened at QCC Southbridge to pledge a total of $135,000 to QCC’s $5 million RISE (Regional Investment in Service and Education RISE) Capital Campaign, under the leadership of recently retired President & CEO of Southbridge…
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