WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., Aug. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino continued the 'Jobs that Pay' tour today at PMF Industries Inc. in Williamsport. PMF Industries Inc. is an employee-owned fabrication company that offers concept to completion manufacturing services.
"PMF Industries is a great example of the type of high-tech, skilled jobs available in manufacturing," said Sec. Manderino. "By working with the local CareerLinks and L&I's Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, PMF has managed to tap into a robust pool of qualified candidates, which positions the company for continued growth and expansion."
Sec. Manderino's tour of PMF Industries included a look at the company's metal forming processes, such as laser cutting, electromagnetic forming, rotoforming and hydroforming. PMF Industries serves customers in aerospace, defense, pharmaceutical, filtration, food and beverage, micro-electronics, medical, pulp and paper, environmental, nuclear, and power generation industries.
The company, which started with a small group of employees about 50 years ago, now employs 105 workers and manufactures more than 500 products for a variety of corporations, including aerospace. Their involvement with CareerLink® includes posting job openings on JobGateway®, participation in career fairs, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation events, and the PA CareerLink® "Rock" Manufacturing Day.
PMF invests time and resources in the development of the next generation of workers and promotes manufacturing as a rewarding and in-demand occupation at local schools and colleges, offering tours and speaking in classrooms. PMF's management is also active in Penn College of Technology and involved with its Innovative Manufacturers' Center.
"PMF Industries' continued collaboration with the state workforce development system shows their dedication to create good paying, family sustaining jobs in Pennsylvania," Sec. Manderino said. "Their work with PA CareerLink®, the Innovative Manufacturers' Center, and various educational organizations can only strengthen the company's workforce, and it is my hope that their successes will encourage others to take advantage of and collaborate with these programs as well."
PMF Industries was a 2016 recipient of the Governor's Achievement Award for Job Creation in Central Pennsylvania. For more information about PMF Industries, visit http://www.pmfind.com/.
The 'Jobs that Pay' tour is an effort by state agencies to promote good-paying, family-sustaining jobs and career-paths available to job-seekers across the commonwealth, and to listen and learn from employers and employees about workforce development needs.
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