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Larson Tool & Stamping and PMA Collaborate on Training Resources

Friday, August 9, 2019
Larson Tool & Stamping Co., Attleboro, MA, recently collaborated with the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) to develop a catalog of online training courses specific to the metal forming industry. Larson Tool President, Chuck Cederberg, who serves on PMA’s educational committee for PMA, helped lead the effort to develop a platform that best meets the needs of metal formers, leading to the launching of METALFORM EDU in October 2018.

METALFORM EDU, a unique online training program, helps companies enhance their own talent pipeline by providing them access to highly focused, on-demand training. The program features more than 100 industry-specific courses on subjects ranging from onboarding, press operation, die setting, CNC, and much more. Larson now utilizes the online program for its own operations and can specify which courses will be best suited for a new-hire—providing specific training for entry-level courses and adding additional courses and training as the employee advances or shows interest in other career paths in the industry.

"Having this program available allows me to hire an employee who has manufacturing experience, but who might not have metal forming knowledge,” Bill Jordan, Larson’s human resources manager. “This program bridges the information gap and accelerates learning, getting employees up and running, working safely, and producing quality parts."


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