Ohio-based Milacron Injection Molding and Extrusion said it is investing in the future workforce with its donation of machinery to Shawnee State University. Milacron, an industrial technology company for the plastics processing industry, is a subsidiary of Hillebrand Inc., based in Batesville (NYSE: HI).
Milacron donated a 55 ton MTs injection molding machine with a mold temperature controller, two conveyors and a dryer, and a 110 ton injection molding machine with cell robot automation , temperature controller and dryer. The company says the equipment will allow students in the university’s plastics engineering technology program to receive hands-on training with equipment it says is essential technology in the plastics industry.
âMilacron appreciates its long-standing partnership with Shawnee State University, and with this donation, we hope that today’s STEM students will be empowered to be our future leaders,â said Mac Jones, senior vice president of Hillenbrand Inc. and President of Milacron Injection. Molding and extrusion. âAs a member of the Hillenbrand Company, we endorse the company’s commitment to being responsible to our communities. Partnerships like the one with Shawnee State University are essential to our company’s continued sustainability efforts, while helping to meet the growing critical need for a skilled workforce in advanced manufacturing.
As part of their senior projects, Milacron says the students will use the machines to produce a plastic mold for a fully developed part.