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Opportunities Guide / February 2017

Rust belt to tech belt 3-D sand printer to advance Valley’s additive manufacturing By LARRY SHIELDS Special to Tribune Chronicle

LEETONIA — The new 3-D sand printer unveiled recently at Humtown Products serves as another piece to Mahoning Valley’s ongoing recovery from the steel mill shutdowns, said Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel. “We want to be leaders here in the Mahoning Valley,” said Tressel, who joined Humtown Products President Mark Lamoncha at an unveiling of the $1 million printer. The machine, the only of its kind in Ohio, was secured with an Ohio Third

Frontier grant to YSU and America Makes, both partners with Humtown Products. The printer is being housed at Humtown’s new 3-D mold manufacturing facility at the Columbiana County Port Authority’s World Trade Park, an industrial park in Leetonia. The facility will also serve as a classroom and laboratory for engineering students from YSU and other universities and community colleges in northeast Ohio. Lamoncha said the SMax sand printer is one of the largest commercially available printers for sale in

From scrap materials to learning tools Parker Hannifin donates to Choffin career center Special to Tribune Chronicle

has suffered through the loss of steel mills. Tressel said Lamoncha’s vision met reality through his under-

YOUNGSTOWN — As Parker Hannifin began shutting down operations at its Intertech Drive plant, officials didn’t want to scrap materials if someone could use them. So, Bob Conner, facility manager, health and safety director and environmental coordinator, contacted Bob Morrell and Patrick Prokop, the precision machining and welding instructors, respectively, at Choffin Career and Technical Center. “We contacted them because they’re part of Youngstown City Schools,” he said. “We wanted to keep it local.” Conner knew Choffin and its students could use the materials as they learn and refine their crafts.

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Ow ner, president and C EO of Humt ow n P roduc t s M ark Lamonc ha addr esses t he nearly 100 peopl e w ho at t ended a ribbon c ut t ing and open house at Humt ow n P roduc t s.

the United States and will be used to support the metal casting industry in Ohio Prior to a ribbon cutting, Tressel discussed the adversity the Mahoning Valley


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Opportunities Guide / February 2017


Center, GM Lordstown unveil RAMTEC lab Open to MCCTC and Valley STEM +ME2 Academy students Tribune Chronicle

CANFIELD — The Mahoning County Career and Technical Center recently celebrated the opening of its new lab that was developed in partnership with the General Motors Assembly Complex in Lordstown. The RAMTEC (Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Education Collaborative) lab at MCCTC, 7300 N. Palmyra Road, Canfield, is available to students enrolled at MCCTC as well as students in the Valley STEM +ME2 Special to the Tribune Chronicle Academy. It features FANUC The M ahoning Count y C ar eer and Tec hni c al Cent er and General M ot ors A ssembly P lant in Lor dst ow n c elebrat e t he openRobotics, Yaskawa i ng of t he c ar eer c ent er’ s R A M T EC ( R obot i c s and A dv anc ed M anufac t ur i ng Tec hnol og y Educ at i on C ol l aborat iv e) lab Motoman Robotics, Parker w it h a r ibbon c ut t i ng . M C C TC developed t he new lab in par t nershi p w it h GM ’s loc al assembly pl ant . C ut t ing t he ri bbon Hydraulics and Project ar e, from left , John Z ehent bauer, M CCTC assist ant superint endent ; Tom M oc k, c ommunic at ions manag er, GM Lor dst ow n; R on I ar ussi, M C CT C superi nt endent ; Jim Heist , eng ineering di rec t or, GM Lor dst ow n; and A t t or ney Kat hi M c Nabb-W elsh and M ari e Doc k r y, M CC T C boar d members.

Lead the Way. Students have the ability to earn industry recognized certifications before they leave high school, making them marketable in the workforce. Manufacturing engineers from the GM plant in Lordstown visited the school in September to discuss the placement of the equipment and what the automaker is looking for in future employees. In October, students in MCCTC’s engineering and auto programs visited the Lordstown plant to see the robotics equipment the plant uses and how the facility runs. The mentoring relationship between the school and company will be ongoing.

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standing of the “science of a team” and need for cooperation. Lamoncha collaborated with Dr. Brett Conner of YSU to secure the acquisition. “They (Lamoncha and Conner) got it to come together and sit on top of each piece. This is an area to get everyone together. We really believe we can get together with a team,” Tressel said. Lamoncha called it a “win-win” with the schools and said the question isn’t are they ready for business, but “is business ready for them.” He noted that, “Ahead of technology comes threedimensional thinking and leadership; that’s the kind of thinking we are seeing.” Lamoncha said the unique relationship with YSU and America Makes brings Humtown to a position to continue transitioning the Mahoning Valley “from the rust belt to the technology belt.” He said the process

Opportunities Guide / February 2017

“We want to be leaders here in the Mahoning Valley.” — Jim Tressel, president, Youngstown State University

began three years ago with the Youngstown Business Incubator, YSU and America Makes. “I’ve never seen such a level of cooperation,” Lamoncha said. “America Makes connected key players in 3-D printing,” which he said will stay in the area and grow. Conner, associate professor of industrial and systems engineering at YSU, said, “Once this printer hit the ground here, we got going.” He said it’s part of a plan to train and educate, assist design work, research and development for YSU while prototyping the next generation of castings for commerce. Scott Deutsch, communications manager for the

National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining, said, “This is what matters, this machine is what matters, this advanced manufacturing device, this introduced a new manufacturing technique.” “So many universities operate in themselves. YSU recognizes the ultimate — commercial. This is a phenomenal step for this university,” Conner said. U.S. Rep Bill Johnson, RMarietta, sent a laudatory proclamation to Humtown. Penny Traina, the port authority’s executive director, Economic Development Director Tad Herold and county commissioners were among the nearly 100 people who attended the event.


erwise would have to buy Cleveland-based Parker to allow students to pracHannifin is permanently From Page 2 tice and learn. shutting down its Morrell hopes other Both Morrell and Youngstown operations at companies and businesses Prokop said the materials the Intertech Drive plant, that want to get rid of spare effective March 31. materials follow Parker will be put to good use. Hannifin’s lead and donate them to Choffin. Morrell, Prokop and precision machining students Nathan DiGiacobbe, IF YOU WANT AN EXCITING Joseph Weir, Jaray JefferREWARDING AND LUCRATIVE CAREER, son and Trevor Davies, all YOU’LL FIND IT HERE! Choffin seniors, visited the hydraulic gear pump The Tribune Chronicle is now accepting applications for inside plant recently to thank sales consultants to help our growing base of advertisers reach company officials. They their marketing and advertising objectives. met Conner, Dave Hull, value stream manager, Responsibilities include management of not only an existing and Mark Hettinger, account list but an ever growing base of accounts. The sky is the human resources man- limit for the ideal candidate. ager. The successful candidate must have good communication, Materials donated by organization and computer skills, be creative, flexible and enjoy the company include steel helping local business people grow their business. plates, high-precision tubing, bar stock and other The position offers a comprehensive compensation package items that the school oth- consisting of salary, commission, paid vacation, health benefits


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March 15, 2017 April 19, 2017

Windsor House, Inc. is currently seeking Nursing Assistants who are honest, hard-working, dependable, and enjoy working with seniors. Full and part time positions available, afternoon and midnight shifts.

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STNA training program – We offer a two-week program which prepares you for a career as a State Tested Nurse Aide. Classes are held monthly. Call the Windsor Resource Center at (330) 759-1888 for registration information. We own 9 long term care facilities in Trumbull, Geauga, Mahoning and Columbiana counties. For more information on Windsor House, Inc., or to apply for a position, please visit our website at or call 330-545-1550, ask for Human Resources. E.O.E., Drug Free Workplace

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Opportunities Feb. 2017