Lima, OH (PRWEB) April 26, 2012
The Allen Economic Development Group recently completed a video showcasing Advanced Manufacturing in Lima, Ohio. The video focused on five companies in the Allen county area that have brought innovation to manufacturing: Ford Motor Company, Procter & Gamble, American Trim, MetoKote, and General Dynamics.
The Allen Economic Development Group’s mission is to entice new manufacturing companies to make the Allen county area their home hence creating new jobs. The video highlights the unique qualities Allen County can offer companies: strategic location, shovel ready industrial parks, college collaborations, and business partnerships. The Allen Economic Development Group plans to deliver and share the video digitally with companies and agencies that could be looking at locations for building or relocating.
American Trim is a privately owned company that selected Lima, Ohio as its headquarters and has been thriving in Lima for over 60 years. American Trim is featured in the Advanced Manufacturing video as a local company that has benefited from what Lima has to offer. The video also highlights that businesses in smaller communities can offer cutting edge technology and innovation.
In the video, Steve Hatkevich, Director of Research and Development at American Trim, helps to explain the benefit of technology in preserving a strong company and community. He explains that extending and collaborating on these advanced manufacturing techniques with local colleges and universities helps the companies, communities, schools and students. Hatkevich commented on the benefit of strong partnerships with the educational institutes in Ohio, “Some of these advanced manufacturing technologies you can only see in existence right here in Lima, OH.” At American Trim, students gain familiarity with these new technologies and will have a unique skill set as they enter the workforce. At the same time, the company gets an opportunity to train and hire from a pool of students educated in new technologies.
The Allen Economic Development Group has come a long way in highlighting how Allen County exhibits “Real American Strength” to help companies grow and succeed. American Trim is proud to be part of the Allen County community and will continue to prosper through the opportunities provided to them in Lima. Learn more about American Trim and The Allen Economic Development Group by visiting their websites.
About American Trim
American Trim specializes in the forming, decorating, and coating of metal and composite substrates and is a Tier 1 supplier to the transportation and appliance markets. These core competencies are supported and enhanced by American Trim’s Design and Research and Development activities ensuring the most advanced and cost effective solutions for its customers.
For more information, please visit our website at http://www.amtrim.com