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Dayton Progress Offers $40,000 Prize Package for Promotion of Manufacturing Careers

Thursday, April 12, 2012
 

To combat the shortage of skilled manufacturing workers, Dayton Progress Corp., Dayton, OH, has launched a competition aimed to promote career awareness in industrial manufacturing to Dayton-area high schools. The Dayton Progress Manufacturing Challenge includes a prize package--including three computer workstations and CAD software licenses, and five $1000 scholarships to Sinclair Community College--valued at more than $40,000. The prize package will be awarded to the school with the most effective and creative program for promoting awareness of career opportunities in manufacturing.  

Says Dayton Progress president and CEO Alan Shaffer: “We’re confident that these awareness programs will result in more students (who are not college-bound) entering manufacturing, as well as more college-bound students choosing a technology and engineering path.” 

In addition to the Manufacturing Challenge prize package, Dayton Progress also will provide four well-paid after-school internships to qualified senior-year students from among the top three school districts participating in the contest. 

For more information, e-mail Rosemary Domansky, Dayton Progress VP of human resources: rdomansky@daytonprogress.com


Metalforming Industry Movers and Shakers

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
 
MC Machinery Systems, Inc. and Mitsubishi Waterjet, Wood Dale, IL, named Michael Burns national sales manager for waterjet. He’ll work with the firm’s regional managers and North American Dealers on product development, marketing and sales; www.mitsubishi-world.com/

LVD Strippit, Akron, NY, named Dean Arneson sales engineer, responsible for the sale of the firm’s products in Minn., North and South Dakota and northern Iowa. LVD manufactures laser-cutting systems, punch presses, press brakes and more; www.lvdgroup.com/.

Eriez, Erie, PA, appointed John Blicha marketing communications manager, to oversee its website and promotional activities including advertising, public relations, social media and tradeshow exhibits. The firm manufactures magnetic lift and separation equipment, conveyors and other products; www.eriez.com/.


Jet Edge Earns Governor's Award

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
 
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton recently presented waterjet-cutting-system manufacturer Jet Edge, Inc., St. Michel, MN, an Annual Governor’s International Trade Award. The award recognizes Minnesota businesses that have exhibited “exceptional progress and success in international trade….recognizing the positive effect that exports and trade have on the state’s economy and job growth.” Jet Edge maintains sales offices throughout the United States and in Shanghai, China, as well as distributors in Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia/Pacific, South America and the Middle East/Africa. It derives 26 percent of total revenue from international sales and has experienced three consecutive years of growth in export sales; www.jetedge.com/.

 

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