PELLA — Precision, Inc. gave students a personal look at manufacturing and the impact of Precision pulleys around the world for Manufacturing Day 2019.
Young people from area schools saw the importance of manufacturing careers locally and how Precision is solving problems globally. Manufacturing Day is a nationally-recognized event for youth to experience the opportunity and excitement within manufacturing.
Visiting students had the opportunity to design, assemble and test pulley replicas and experience manufacturing on a plant tour. Students also had the opportunity to imagine the future of pulleys and conveyors, suggesting conveyor systems could someday replace roadways and assist those with physical challenges.
As a 100 percent employee-owned company, Precision encourages a personal commitment to the business, local communities and engaging future workforce. Manufacturing Day provides a platform for Precision employee owners to participate in all three.
Lyndi De Vries of Precison, Inc. helped host students, including her daughter, and shared, “I was very impressed with everyone’s creativity and how happy and excited the students were. Getting to share what you do every day with kids is really rewarding.”
Since 1977, Precision, Inc. is committed to constantly innovating to create remarkable customer and employee experiences. Precision Pulley & Idler (PPI), as it was initially known, welcomed a second division in 2017 named Precision Food Innovations (PFI). Today, both PPI and PFI are unique yet thrive with the shared vision and values of Precision, Inc., which highlight respect, relationship and service.
Over the last four decades, the company has built a robust infrastructure and product diversity, positioning itself as the number one supplier for pulleys and idlers in North America, according to the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA). Today, Precision has nearly 1,200 employees in 16 locations worldwide and serves markets that move rock, grain, packages, food and more, with safe and productive conveyor solutions.