INDIANAPOLIS—The Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers awarded Blair Rubber Co. its first annual Educational Outreach Award on Oct. 7, Manufacturing Day.
ARPM said the award celebrates a manufacturer that works to engage young people in the manufacturing industry by working with local high schools and community colleges through activities such as manufacturing and science camps, technical competitions, vocational clubs, skills certification, company sponsored awareness campaigns, plant tours, apprenticeships, internships and local job fairs.
The Seville, Ohio-based producer of rubber linings also was presented with a $2,000 scholarship that goes to a school of its choice. Blair Rubber said it intends to give the money to the Medina County Career Center—an Ohio-based education program that draws from all high schools in Medina County to offer trade/skill classes—for its future manufacturing program.
“Blair Rubber is ecstatic to receive the Educational Outreach Award,” Blair Rubber Controller Tonjua McCullough said in a statement. “We are so excited to be a driving force in the community to promote manufacturing in the school system.”
ARPM is a trade association managed by rubber product business leaders and consists of more than 80 members.