Penn United 2016 Butler County Employer of the Year
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Thursday, January 05 2017 13:33

The Tri-County Workforce Investment Board, Inc. gave an Employer of the Year Award which highlights the collaboration of business and workforce investment in the three counties, Armstrong, Butler, and Indiana Counties for employers who have significantly contributed to the workforce development system within the region.

Penn United Technologies, Inc. began in 1971, when machinists Carl Jones, Robert Becker, and Charles Barton, followed their entrepreneurial spirits and opened a small tool-and-die shop. Now the company has 600+ employees who provide manufacturing solutions for customers needing precision components or precision-assembled products. Penn United’s complete range of manufacturing services allows customers to simplify their supply chain logistics by using their “one-stop shop” manufacturing services. Above all, Penn United is founded on its core values of integrity. In addition, Penn United has L.I.G.H.T., the Learning Institute for the Growth of High Technology which is a 17,000 square foot manufacturing training center located on the main campus of Penn United Technologies.

Penn United works with students to make education valuable and relevant to the world of work by providing speakers and hands on activities. This includes working with students of all ages including teaching middle school students about precision measurements and teaching special education students to use hand tools. Penn United has provided Students Acquiring Technical Skills to a variety of schools and provided basic manufacturing skills classes to the community, veterans, and OVR clients. In addition, Penn United has presented programs on Women in Manufacturing. Penn United has worked with the United Way of Butler County to assist in training teachers about manufacturing skills and collaborates with Butler County Community College and the Butler County AVTS in training projects and advisory councils.

Penn United Technologies is supportive of several workforce efforts and is a registered user of the PA CareerLink® JobGateway® system and utilizes the system by posting jobs and working with various PA CareerLink® partners. Penn United Technologies is an outstanding company that exemplifies commitment to the environment, community, and next generation.

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