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The ARPM Rubber Manufacturing Blog allows members to rapidly communicate with each other. Post both questions and answers to questions that other ARPM members have about any industry topic from material and process issues to R&E Tax Credits and other business issues.

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Rubber Manufacturing Blog / Business / Promoting Manufacturing and Work Force Development
Posted:  07 Oct 2014 23:04
We all know how difficult it is to find and hire good employees. For this reason, we feel it is crucial to promote manufacturing to young people in our community. We participate in a variety of events, such as an annual Manufacturer’s Road Show Tour where high school students come out and tour our facility and learn what kinds of career opportunities there are in the manufacturing world. We coordinated a "Stuff the Bus" event where local businesses donated school supplies for underprivileged children in our school district. We also help sponsor the local high school football team and place a large banner with our logo on the field. We sponsored a youth work program through Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates to teach a youth work habits in an office environment during the summer. And most recently we participated in National Manufacturing Day by hosting tours at our facility in an event coordinated by the Medina County Economic Development Corporation. Our support of such things is a critical factor in our efforts to promote manufacturing and workforce development in manufacturing and demonstrates our desire to be a contributing partner in our community.

Dave Jentzsch
Posted:  19 Nov 2014 16:21
Dave, you might want to take  a look at this link as it provides some really cool material to teachers and students about manufacturing.  The company is called the Edge Factor.  The video link to explain what they are doing is:

Great clips, material for parents, students, teachers, they are working to show the "cool" side fo manufacturing. 

Let me know if you have any questions.