Progress Job Fair Touts Manufacturing to Teens

November 14, 2013 by · Comments Off on Progress Job Fair Touts Manufacturing to Teens 

Left to Right: Progress Manufacturing CFO Josh Binks; Director of Operations Luke Mathews; CEO Jed Anderson; Kenny Mauerman, director of engineering; Todd R. Bingham, president, Utah Manufacturers Association

Provo, Utah-based supplier Progress Manufacturing has a history of committing to charitable causes. According to a press release, past projects have included helping tribes in Africa have access to water, and participating in walks to help cure multiple sclerosis.

This year, the company is holding a hands-on job fair on Nov. 20 from 4-6 p.m to promote manufacturing and production careers with local youth. Teens that are interested in learning about manufacturing will be able to actually build something on-site, the company said.

“We are so excited about this job fair,” said President Jed Anderson. “Kids will be introduced to engineering, welding, machining, and will see tools and processes they never knew existed. My hope is that through this experience, more children will become interested in engineering, designing and creating, and someday they will create jobs and products.”

Anderson said the project is just an extension of the company’s outreach initiative, which he feels has been instrumental in the company’s growth.

“When I first came to Equal-i-zer in 1994, there were just three of us,” said Anderson, noting the company has increased its employees by over 25% this year while receiving national product awards and being named “Manufacturer of the Year” for Utah. “We would jump in a pickup truck and head out for donuts to celebrate our wins. I can’t believe how much we have grown and all we have accomplished. I credit our success to our hard working employees, our fun atmosphere and our continued efforts to ‘Leave a Legacy for Good.’”

COO Kenny Mauerman added, “Standing on the stage at the Little America, accepting the award as manufacturer of the year was surreal. We have all worked so hard. It was amazing receiving that kind of recognition. We have brought on some great talent and new innovative products, and I am excited about what the future holds.”

To register for the job fair call (801) 377-9599. For more information on Progress Manufacturing call (800) 478-5578.

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