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January 4, 2018
Happy New Year to you all. I hope you celebrated the holidays in good spirits with family and friends. Now that we are a few days into the new year, it’s a good time to look ahead and think about what this year may bring us. But first, a quick look back.

2017 was once again a challenging year with projects starting and stopping, however we finished the year stronger than previously anticipated and that is all thanks to each and every one of you. Our core customers maintained their demands for our service and we landed several large decommission projects to finish strong. We also had many challenges as the labor market grew tighter and we found it harder to differentiate ourselves from our competitors. Having said all that we managed to think outside the box and get the job done and that is because of all of you.

As we look forward, 2018 shows to be a very strong year with activities starting back up in China and tool demands staying strong in the U.S. We have a lot of changes ahead of us in 2018. The biggest being our divestiture from M+W Americas. NSTAR was purchased by M+W Americas in 2010 and for the last seven years NSTAR supported M+W with their service needs in various forms and functions. As M+W Americas focuses on their core strengths we mutually agreed it would be best to divest NSTAR. We are still in the process of working through the transition so nothing will change in Q1 but starting in Q2 NSTAR will be a stand-alone company once again.

On a more somber note Hardev Grewal will be leaving NSTAR. During Hardev’s seven years with NSTAR he has held positions as product development, VP of Operations and recently VP of Business Operations where he was in charge of sales and the operations group. We want to thank Hardev for his hard work and dedication and wish him nothing but the best in his new adventure as CEO/President of a start-up company based closer to home in California.

Jimmy Lyngar will be the new Director of Business Development. Jimmy has been with NSTAR for over six years and has done an excellent job growing the service business in his area. Jimmy has already been providing guidance and assistance and I feel he is the right person to help us grow in 2018 and beyond.

As you can see 2018 brings NSTAR some significant challenges but I’m sure by working together, keeping focused on our priorities, and putting our customers first this will be a very productive year.

Once again I want to thank each and every one of you for your dedication and support. I ask you to keep up the good work and let’s enjoy the new adventure together.
My Best Regards,

Darrell McDaniel
CEO/President NSTAR Global Services
New Addition

Jimmy Hill joined the recruiting team in December 2017. He was raised in Beaufort, South Carolina and moved to Raleigh his sophomore year of high school. With 20+ years of sales experience, Jimmy says relationship selling is key for him. He enjoys singing and playing his 12 string guitar as well as snow skiing. Please join us as we welcome Jimmy to the NSTAR family!
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As the new year begins and the holiday season ends, it’s important to reemphasize the importance of safety in our homes and work environment. NSTAR values each and every employee and strives to provide a safe place for all to work. Please make every effort each day to be aware of your surroundings, make safety your first priority and bring any safety concerns or issues up to your manger. It’s better to be safe than sorry. NSTAR will continue to provide the proper PPE and is committed to an incident free 2018 with 100% safety record.
NSTAR's Referral Bonus Program
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Earn $500 for experienced semiconductor field service engineers and $100 for entry-level resource engineers and technicians!

Qualified referred candidates must be employed for 30 days or meet assignment completion for NSTAR to pay a referral bonus.

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Getting Ready for Winter
Working outside in the winter can be a dirty job, but many of us have to do it. Are you ready for winter work? Here are some reminders about dressing for the weather and staying strong, healthy and safe.

STARBright Rewards
Recognize your peers
Throughout the year, employees can recognize their peers for exemplary performance and for demonstrating actions related to our Company Core Values: People and Environment, Customer Orientation, Trust, Credibility, Cultural Diversity, and Pride in our Employees. This can be done through the “Spot a Star” online forum on the STARXchange. All posted recognitions will be eligible for monthly consideration.
Payroll Q1 2018

Payroll Period

12/25/2017 - 01/17/2018
01/08/2018 - 01/21/2018
01/22/2018 - 02/04/2018
02/05/2018 - 02/18/2018
02/19/2018 - 03/04/2018
03/05/2018 - 03/18/2018
03/19/2018 - 04/01/2018

Pay Date


**Be sure to submit your timecard weekly. Contact Payroll if you have any questions.
NSTAR Holidays
New Year's Day 2018
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
New Year's Day 2019
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