Cayuga Community College Dedicates Plastics Lab to Currier
Auburn, NY Cayuga Community College (CCC) held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AMI) on January 7th and dedicated the new Plastics Laboratory in honor of Raymond Currier, Founder of Currier Plastics.
John Currier, president of Currier Plastics was the guest speaker at the event. In his speech, Currier remarked on his father’s legacy of Currier Plastics leading and supporting the local manufacturing community. Involved since the concept stage, Currier Plastics professionals devoted time, talent and equipment to ensure the success of the AMI and the Plastics Laboratory.
CCC Dean Carla DeShaw recognized Currier Plastics as the driving force behind the plastics program and presented plaques to Sriraj Patel, Dustin Dreese, John Ciampi, Brian Richardson, Cory Richardson, Larry Dishaw, Tim Currier and Christopher Currier for their individual contributions to the plastics program and the design and layout of the lab. The team from Currier Plastics also donated an injected molding machine and obtained donations of lab equipment from key plastics equipment manufacturers. Patel and Dreese co-developed course material with the college and now serve as instructors for the plastics technology courses.
CCC President Brian Durant said, “Our 3,000-square-foot, state-of-the art AMI is designed to serve the training needs of Cayuga County and regional employers and students preparing for high demand careers by offering a range of industrial courses with emphasis on mechanical, plastics, and electrical technologies. The strong relationships and support between local plastics manufacturers and the College distinguishes the AMI’s program offerings from any other college in New York State. We are delighted with the continued support of the Currier family and industry partners for their contributions to this project.”
Currier Plastics is located in the heart of central New York and has been custom molding for a variety of industries such as plastic packaging, beauty and cosmetics, amenities, household consumables, electronic connectors and medical measuring devices since 1982.