On Friday, October 2, Wittmann Battenfeld Inc. hosted a Manufacturing Day 2015 event for local high school teenagers at its US Headquarters in Torrington, CT. The event, targeted towards the younger generation about to enter the workforce, was very successful, with over 100 students attending from three different local high schools.  Also attending the event to both observe and participate were two prominent Connecticut government officials; Jay Case, State Representative for Torrington and surrounding communities and Adam Ney, Team Leader-Outreach & Engagement for the Connecticut Business & Industry Association.

Students began the day with an introduction to both Wittmann Battenfeld and the plastics industry as a whole. They then learned the basics of the plastic production process and generally what part Wittmann Battenfeld’s robots, molding machines and auxiliary equipment plays in the grand scheme of it.

“We think the event went incredibly well,” said Sonny Morneault, VP of Sales at Wittmann Battenfeld Inc.  “We had over 100 local students out in our plant learning and getting excited about the plastics production process. Hopefully this experience will help to inspire some of them to pursue a career in the manufacturing industry.”

Visitors were led through various stations at the company to hear presentations and see technology demonstrations.  First, they went to the Robot Cable and Assembly station, then to the Demo Room to see material handling and auxiliary equipment, and lastly, they visited the company’s new Injection Molding Machine addition before a final Q&A with light refreshments in the café.  At each station, Wittmann Battenfeld employees explained the technology being shown and discuss the specifics of their jobs.

After the event, Wittmann Battenfeld received several thank you notes from guests including the following note from the Oliver Wolcott Technical School:

‘…on behalf of Oliver Wolcott Technical School’s Precision Machining Technology and Electronics Technology departments, we would like to offer a big Thank You for allowing our students to participate in the Manufacturing Day event at Wittmann Battenfeld. The event was well planned and the students had a great educational experience. It was great to see past graduates of Oliver Wolcott working at Wittmann Battenfeld, using the skills learned during their stay at Oliver Wolcott.’

 

About Wittmann Battenfeld

The WITTMANN Group is the leading global manufacturer and supplier of plastics processing equipment with award winning performance and support. Headquartered in Vienna/Austria, the WITTMANN Group consists of two main divisions, WITTMANN BATTENFELD and WITTMANN, which operate 10 production facilities in 7 countries, including 30 direct subsidiary offices located in all major plastics markets around the world.

WITTMANN BATTENFELD is the only manufacturer offering plastic processors worldwide a complete range of innovative robot automation and injection molding machine technology, along with auxiliary equipment for material conveying, blending, drying, granulating, heating and cooling, for individual work cells to integrated plant-wide systems from one manufacturer.

Their ONE STOP SHOP offerings has led to connectivity between all product lines, providing the advantage plastics processors have been looking for in terms of a seamless integration of injection molding machines, automation and auxiliary equipment.