Milacron hiring workers, sets up scholarships

Published: January 19, 2012 6:00 am ET

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Topics Injection Molding, Blow Molding, Film & Sheet, Pipe/Profile/Tubing, Machinery

CINCINNATI (Jan. 19, 1:25 p.m. ET) — Milacron LLC, in a hiring mode thanks to the rebounding plastics machinery market, is moving to support vocational education in southwestern Ohio.

For college students, Milacron will offer up to ten $1,000 scholarships each year to help new Milacron employees pay for continuing with their postsecondary technical education.

Milacron also is reinstating a program to provide co-op and apprenticeship training for high school seniors. The company is focusing on co-op programs with area vocational schools, such as Great Oaks Career Campuses, a system that serves 35 school districts in southwestern Ohio.

Milacron employs about 780 people at its machinery assembly plant in Batavia, and the nearby machining plant in Mount Orab, east of Cincinnati.

Milacron hired 126 people in the two plants in 2011.

“Here in Cincinnati, $1,000 goes a long way in covering expenses such as books and supplies, even covering a semester of tuition at Cincinnati State,” Milacron CEO Dennis Smith said.

Cincinnati State is a technical and community college that has a plastics option within its technologies program.

Graduates from Great Oaks Career Campuses from the machining, welding and engineering technologies programs find jobs at local companies, including Milacron.

Milacron continues to skilled people. The company expects to add at lest 35 jobs in Mount Orab, after receiving a state tax credit to help purchase three new pieces of metalworking equipment.


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