First Impressions of C&H

First Impressions of C&H

  • Posted by candh
  • On May 30, 2017
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From all the types of visitors C&H has, whether it is our customers, suppliers, interviewees, or even family members, one thing is clear: this isn’t your regular “mom and pop” machine shop. From the moment one steps into the main lobby, all preconceived notions of machine shop “dirtiness” are thrown out the door. If you recall the great English novel, Pride and Prejudice,

Jane Austen had originally used the title “First Impressions” as it was the first impressions that Darcy and Elizabeth had of each other that caused the conflict in the novel. At C&H, we understand that first impressions can often set the precedent in how our working relationships with our visitors will pan out, having a strong influence of whether something can be achieved/attained. We strive to provide all visitors a sense of calmness upon entering the facility as a way to counterbalance the hectic nature that comes with the machine shop environment.


You will be immediately greeted by our welcoming receptionist, and directed to our user-friendly sign-in system that will notify your host through email, and text so that your wait time is reduced and defined. You will have the opportunity to rest on one of our comforting chairs, chosen from some of the Bay Area’s best interior design companies, and pass the time reading about some of the new manufacturing designs and projects going on in the world found in the magazines we have available. When your host finally arrives, you may have the opportunity to traverse the halls of our company, and find that the warmth of the lobby extends throughout the rest of the shop. You may see the walls filled with some of our favorite inspirational quotes (as we do love whiteboards in this company), take a chance to briefly review the countless GD&T symbols, and even get a glimpse of our main shop floor through what we like to call our “window tour”.

Simply put, we at C&H are filled with pride at the condition of our work environment. Let the chaos come from inside the machines, not from inside the halls.