Alcovy students visit SKC, Inc.
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.
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.