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PO Box 36
120 Deeds Drive
Dover, OH US

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Allied Machine Harnesses the Home Field Advantage To Cultivate Future Manufacturing Talent

Authored by Deborah A. Froelich

Dover, OH (January 16, 2019)  -Our industry's buzz centers on workforce recruitment and development currently. Two factors are amplifying the struggle to find (and keep) great employees in recent years. First, a large portion of manufacturing talent will be eligible to retire by 2020 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The second concerning factor is that the new (and next) generations show little interest in manufacturing careers.

Manufacturers are not short on the supply of jobs in their sector, but they are short on demand for those jobs. So how can they reignite interest in skilled trade careers like precision machining … in both the new and next generations?

The Home Field Advantage

Allied Machine & Engineering is sparking curiosity in the classroom and re-shaping community views about worklife on the plant floor. They cultivate talent from home field via two avenues and both paths lead students to a high-tech, high-wage manufacturing career, right in their own community.

Route #1: Strength Training and Inspiration in the Classroom

According to sources, the skills gap was caused partly by the lack of STEM-educated students in America. Not enough students are prepared to join the high-tech world of manufacturing. With this in mind, Allied Machine started reaching out to classrooms to get students excited about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Steve Stokey, Allied Machine’s executive vice president, began work with community leaders, educators, and business owners county-wide to integrate more hands-on STEM courses in local classrooms. A curriculum model created by a nation-wide non-profit called Project Lead the Way (PLTW) helped provide the structure and support needed to start.

PLTW curriculum introduces the fundamentals of STEM to kindergarten through fifth grade classes. Sixth through eighth graders learn about design and modeling, automation and robotics, and the magic of electrons. At the high school level, students choose from pre-engineering, biomedical, and computer science strands. Mr. Stokey calls this curriculum structure strength training for young minds. “We needed a way to develop engineers and technicians with the complete spectrum of skills, including good work ethic, integrity and the aptitude for continuous learning,” says Mr. Stokey.

An annual STEM project competition boasts county-wide participation from elementary students through high school seniors.  Engineers from Allied Machine and other local businesses volunteer as judges for this event, and participation grows exponentially every year. In fact, in 2018 over 300 students competed for accolades in STEM.

Another vehicle Allied uses focuses on encouraging young women to consider pursuing a degree in engineering. According to BLS, although women make up 47% of the U.S. labor force, only about 14% of engineers are women.  Allied Machine realized this is a great opportunity to grow the talent pool for manufacturers.

Two Allied engineers, Mary Jo Hanlon and Jamie Rosenberger, have over 38 years of manufacturing and engineering experience collectively. Since they enjoy inspiring young women to get excited about engineering and technical careers, they volunteer annually to speak at the Women in Engineering event held at Kent State University Tuscawaras campus.

Allied Machine also builds incredible partnerships with local technical schools like Buckeye Career Center (BCC). In fact, Allied Machine humbly accepted BCC’s 2017 Spotlight Award for their support and contributions to scholarships for area students. They also coordinated with BCC to arrange a New Hire Signing Day event, where they honored four exceptional precision machining students and offered them full-time positions upon graduation. The event was designed to celebrate the students’ achievements in academia just as exceptional athletes are celebrated on signing day.

Route #2: Create great curb appeal

At times, members of the community can inadvertently discourage interest in skilled-labor careers by sharing negative stereotypes of manufacturing work life. After all, the plant floor they knew was dark, dirty and dangerous. To this day, a lot of folks have never seen a modern, high-tech production facility.

With this in mind, Allied Machine peaks interest and reframes thinking by creating great curb appeal and opening their doors to the public. Groups from the area visit throughout the year to see modern manufacturing in action. Over the last year Allied has given facility tours to students, educators, career counselors, and many others.

Each year Allied welcomes participants of the Tuscarawas County Dale Lauren Foland Manufacturing Camp and demonstrates the lean manufacturing process. They’ve also hosted tours for Kent State University engineering students in automated manufacturing and process materials courses. Instructors from the Buckeye Career Center spent their 2018 Teacher In Service Day touring the plant floor and gathering input for their curriculum planning.

Allied Machine realizes the industry can’t rest on their laurels in the current environment. Fortunately, they can build bridges with children and community leaders, create wonder and excitement about manufacturing, and cultivate strong manufacturing talent in their own back yards.


About Allied Machine & Engineering Corp.:

Allied Machine & Engineering Corp is a leading manufacturer of holemaking and hole finishing tooling systems. Allied devotes its advanced engineering and manufacturing capabilities to create the widest selection of value-added tooling available to metal-cutting industries around the world. Our tooling solutions deliver the lowest cost-per-hole in a wide range of drilling, boring, reaming, threading, and burnishing applications.

Located in Dover, Ohio, Allied’s precision holemaking technologies provide end users worldwide with the highest level of drill performance. Precision engineering and expert application support make Allied the first and best choice for solving complex metal-cutting challenges.

 

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Product Categories of Allied Machine & Engineering Corp.

Boring Tools
Boring Tools & Heads for Machining Centers
Boring Tools for Turning Machines
Burnishing Tools (Roller)
Burnishing, Honing & Lapping Tools
Carbon, Alloy & Free Machining Steels
Chamfering Tools
Counterbores/Countersinks
Diamond Tools
Drills
Facing Tools/Heads
Form Tools
Gundrills
Inserts, Indexable (Carbide, etc.) & Tool Inserts
Reamers
Thread Milling Cutters
Threading Tools
Threading Tools - Cutting
Toolholders

Trade Names

4TEX™
AccuPort 432
AccuThread™
AccuThread™ 856
AccuThread™ T3
ASC 320
ASC XT
CBER
Cri_Bore
Criterion™
Cri-Twin
DigiBore
GEN2 T-A®
GEN3SYS®
GEN3SYS® XT PRO
MultiBore
Notch Point®
NOVI-TECH™
Opening Drill®
Revolution Drill®
Superion™
T-A®
Threadmills USA
VarioBore
Wohlhaupter