Plastics processors and the associations representing them know they need to work with young people to generate interest in manufacturing. There are many ways to help seed the next generation of processors, but certainly inviting them into your plant is a good start. That's been the case at Currier Plastics for more than a decade.
Earlier this month the custom injection and blow molder, based in Auburn, NY, hosted its annual Technology Tour for the second graders of Herman Avenue Elementary School. "Herman Avenue second graders have been visiting Currier Plastics for about 15 years now," said John Currier, president of the company, "and my son Tim was in one of the first classes to visit. He now works in our maintenance department." The kids spend about 2.5 hours touring the facility and hearing from employees....