SALTSBURG, Pa., April 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- NORMA Group has established a partnership with Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
The partnership program will provide educational opportunities for NORMA Group employees, as well as real-world work experience for the college business students through on-the-job internships at the company.
NORMA Group was the first of several manufacturing and healthcare organizations to join the college's partnership program.
"We believe this program benefits everyone involved – the college, its students, NORMA Group, our employees and the local community in general," said Tim Jones, CEO of NORMA Americas. "We're very proud to have been among the first companies to join Saint Vincent in this partnership effort. We expect it to grow significantly in the years to come."
Along with educational advantages, the program also offers students a discount on tuition, participation in on-campus networking events, free access to lectures and seminars and a free textbook.
Currently two NORMA Group employees are involved in the graduate Operational Excellence program at the college, and a NORMA executive also teaches operational management graduate courses at the school.
NORMA Group already has provided two internships at its facilities for both a graduate and undergraduate student at Saint Vincent College.
NORMA Group in Pennsylvania manufactures a comprehensive line of perforated worm drive and T-bolt/V-Band hose clamps for the automotive, heavy duty vehicle, aerospace and industrial distribution markets. The company employs 250 area residents at its plant in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania.
About NORMA Americas
NORMA Americas is an integral part of the NORMA Group, a global market leader in engineered joining technology. NORMA Americas manufactures high quality clamps, connectors and fluid systems that safely link a variety of vital components in vehicles, aircraft, trains and ships as well as in water management. With more than 1,300 employees it operates eight production facilities in North and South America with annual sales of about EUR 395 million. NORMA Americas´ strong brand portfolio includes the brand names ABA®, Breeze®, Clamp-All®, CONNECTORS®, Five Star®, Gemi®, NDS®, NORMA®, R.G.RAY®, and TORCA®. NORMA Americas is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
About NORMA Group
NORMA Group is a global market leader in engineered joining technology. The company manufactures a wide range of innovative connecting solutions and water management technology offering more than 35,000 products to customers in 100 countries with around 6,500 employees. NORMA Group helps its customers and business partners to react to global challenges such as climate change and increasing scarcity of resources. NORMA Group joining products can be found in vehicles and trains, ships and aircraft, buildings and water management as well as in applications for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. The company generated sales of around EUR 890 million in 2015. NORMA Group operates a global network of 22 production facilities as well as numerous sales and distribution sites across Europe, the Americas, and Asia-Pacific. NORMA Group has its headquarters in Maintal, Germany. NORMA Group SE is listed on the German stock exchange (Prime Standard) and included in the MDAX index.
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