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Columbia Chemical Corporation, along with five other area manufacturing companies, opened their doors to host the “Manufacturing Road Show” on November 16, providing tours to Buckeye School District ninth-graders in Brunswick, Ohio.
The event was sponsored by the Education Committee of the Medina Economic Development Corporation and was designed to enhance students’ educational experience and build awareness of the many career paths available locally. While touring the manufacturing facilities, students were exposed to various aspects of business operations including Sales and Marketing, Research and Development, Production, Human Resources, Purchasing, Accounting, Quality Control and Customer Service.
200 students participated in the program and spent the day touring two of the five local manufacturing facilities in Brunswick and Valley City. Other manufacturers that participated included MTD Products, Three D Metals, IMT and Tinnerman Industrial.
Approximately 80 students visited Columbia Chemical. Upon arrival, students were given a brief introduction of the plating industry and received safety guidelines prior to the tour from Andrew Saliga, Environmental, and Health & Safety Manager. Greg Schneider, Human Resources Manager, along with Kevin Reilley, V.P. of Operations, served as tour guides.
For more information, contact Columbia Chemical Corporation, at www.columbiachemical.com
As part of the "NASF Surface Technology Initiative" to promote the vital role of surface finishing in society, the 2013 NASF Bright Design Challenge is right around the corner.
Kick off in Detroit is scheduled for January 16. The event is timed perfectly for the Detroit Auto Show, and the NASF Board will also be meeting in town to fully support the event.
Polaris North America, manufacturer of ATVs, Motorcycles and Snowmobiles, will be our partner along with the Detroit-based College for Creative Studies.
The Bright Design Challenge Scholarship Program is fully supported and funded by NASF and its members. Other sponsors include Atotech, Coventya, Enthone, Macdermid and Uyemura.
For sponsorship information, please contact Cheryl Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved in the program.