French Oil Mill Machinery Company holds open house

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French Oil Mill Machinery Company (Piqua, Ohio, U.S.) in April hosted an open house for area educators, students, city officials, company employees and their families.

The event drew over 80 attendees for a behind the scenes look at the company’s manufacturing processes. Visitors observed machining operations on a four axis vertical turning lathe and a five face bridge mill with SolidWorks part drawings and initial and finished parts on display.  The company’s Assembly Department explained assembly in process on machines such as hydraulic press systems for composite and rubber molding and dewatering presses used in the production of synthetic rubber.  Demonstrations included the electrical programming involved for machine operation. 

A new company video celebrated its 119 year history and emphasized the benefits of a career in manufacturing. Representatives from the Upper Valley Career Center (Piqua, Ohio, U.S.), Edison State Community College (Piqua, Ohio, U.S.) and the Dayton Region Manufacturer’s Association (DRMA, Dayton, Ohio, U.S.) manned table top displays and shared information about the manufacturing industry and local educational programs offered.​​​​​​

Tayte French Lutz, French Oil Mill Machinery Company’s director of marketing says, “To us, the word customer extends beyond our traditional customers and incorporates our employees, their families and our community. By opening our doors for this event, we strengthen those relationships for the mutual benefit of us in the Piqua area and for the manufacturing industry as a whole.”