Al­covy stu­dents visit SKC, Inc.

The Covington News - - Business -

On Dec. 3, 16 stu­dents from Al­covy High School’s Tech­nol­ogy Stu­dent As­so­ci­a­tion, which is com­prised of stu­dents from the Man­u­fac­tur­ing Path­ways Cour­ses, were in­vited to the SKC Inc. pro­duc­tion plant for an in depth tour of the Sky­rol ® PET Film plas­tics op­er­a­tions.

Dr. Dou­glas Black­well, man­u­fac­tur­ing tech­nol­ogy in­struc­tor at the high school, ini­ti­ated the con­tact with SKC Inc. and thought it would be a great place for stu­dents to get a real-life ex­pe­ri­ence with a lo­cal world-class man­u­fac­tur­ing op­er­a­tion.

Stu­dents were able to ask ques­tions, view be­hind the scenes op­er­a­tions and speak to em­ploy­ees to gain knowl­edge on how polyester film is made. Tom Gray, plant man­ager, pro­vided an op­por­tu­nity for the stu­dents to see the nuts and bolts of the film man­u­fac­tur­ing process.

“ I think it is great to see stu­dents ex­cited about man­u­fac­tur­ing tech­nol­ogy,” Gray said.

Pro­duc­tion Man­ager Tony Hol­land and Packaging/ Qual­ity Man­ager Reuben Welch con­ducted the tour and ex­plained some of the ba­sic tech­nolo­gies used in film pro­duc­tion.

SKC Inc. is a polyester film man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pany with U. S. head­quar­ters in Cov­ing­ton. The par­ent com­pany for SKC Inc. is in Seoul, Korea. SKC Inc. em­ploys more than 250 full-time em­ploy­ees at this fa­cil­ity.

Sub­mit­ted photo

Tom Gray, SKC plant man­ager (left), Reuben Welch, SKC packaging and qual­ity man­ager (right), and Tony Hol­land, SKC pro­duc­tion man­ager (right) stand with stu­dents from the Tech­nol­ogy Stu­dent As­so­ci­a­tion of Al­covy High School.

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