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Recruiting a Technical Workforce

Auburn, NY Currier Plastics will be among the plastics industry leaders presenting at the 25th International Molding Conference in Rosemont, Illinois. The conference is considered one of the most recognized forums for technical innovations in the manufacturing of consumer and industrial products.

Co-presenting for Currier Plastics will be Sriraj Patel, Injection Molding Engineering Manager and Diane Pisciotti, Director of Finance. The Currier team will be speaking on the topic The Pursuit of a Technical Workforce. Both Patel and Pisciotti have been key players in the recruitment efforts at area colleges that offer plastics degree programs. Both Patel and Pisciotti have been instrumental in directing local college Cayuga Community College (CCC) with its new plastics technology program which begins the fall of 2016. Currier Plastics has been heavily involved with the plastics degree program from the start and has assisted with not only sharing from its talent pool but also with equipment and has donated a small tonnage injection molding machine plus negotiated with Yushin American to donate a robot and with Niigata for another injection machine. “There is a growing need for local talent that has increased significantly over the last few years” says Patel. “The equipment will aid tremendously in the understanding of injection molding process.”

Currier recently announced a scholarship program open to all CPI employees to attend CCC College to take advantage of this unique learning opportunity. The qualifying programs for this scholarship are a 1 Year Certificate Program in either Advance Manufacturing or Plastics Manufacturing and a A.A.S. Degree in Mechanical Technology and Plastics Technology.
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.