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French Honoured For Manufacturing Contribution

6th October 2015 Paul Andrews

The French Oil Mill Machinery Company has been recognsied for their outstanding contribution to the manufacturing and skilled trades industry.

French Oil Mill Machinery Company was honored on US Manufacturing Day, with a proclamation from Josh Mandel, Treasurer of Ohio, for thier outstanding contribution to manufacturing and the skilled trades industry.  Tayte French Lutz, Director of Marketing, and Tanya Shell, Vice President of Finance, along with a group of French employees, gathered to receive the recognition presented by Mandel’s Regional Representative, Lauren Bowen.  

The proclamation states, “Your dedication to manufacturing and economic development makes you a valuable asset to the State of Ohio.  As a business, you have demonstrated a great work ethic, high integrity, and a strong commitment to your community and industry.  Furthermore, you are to be commended for your participation in National Manufacturing Day and raising awareness of careers and opportunities in manufacturing.”  

“We are honored to receive this recognition on behalf of all of our dedicated and hardworking employees who demonstrate the foundations of our core values on a daily basis to ensure our ongoing success,” commented Tayte French Lutz.  She continued, “Being able to partner with our local schools on Manufacturing Day and many other days throughout the school year strengthens our future generations, our local community, our company and our industry.”

This is the second year that French opened their doors to a group of local students in conjunction with Manufacturing Day.   The event consists of opening remarks about manufacturing, a short overview of our company history and products, a SolidWorks engineering presentation and a tour through the machine shop and assembly departments, giving them a chance to show students a small sample of the great manufacturing career opportunities available in Piqua, Ohio.  As a school-business partner with the Piqua City Schools, French has hosted tours for Piqua students for close to 30 years.     

French is an ISO-certified, fourth generation family-owned US company that custom designs, manufactures and supports hydraulic presses for molding rubber and composite materials, screw presses for synthetic rubber processing and the separation of liquids from solids, and oilseed equipment used to extract vegetable oil from seeds and nuts.  For over 115 years French have partnered with their stakeholders, in over 80 countries worldwide, to provide products with superior value and superior service that improve  customers’ productivity and reduce their overall production costs. French have a 225,000 square foot corporate office and manufacturing facility located in Piqua, Ohio.



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