Roto Frank of America, Inc. hosted the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce’s Manufacturers’ Council event- “Developing the Workforce Pipeline” on Wednesday, November 28th in Chester, CT. This meeting is the latest initiative of the Manufacturers’ Council, which focuses on developing the workforce pipeline within this critical industry sector in Connecticut.

It brought together industry and community leaders whose target is to promote manufacturing and to decrease the lack of a skilled workforce in the marketplace. After opening remarks from Larry McHugh and Jay Polke, the chamber’s President and Chairman respectively, Dr. Christine Benz, Training & Development Manager at Trumpf North America spoke on Workforce Trends in the Industry and Rachel Mauer, President, at the Pittsburgh Chapter of the German American Chamber of Commerce, focused on Skills and Innovation Strategies to Strengthen U.S. Manufacturing.

Chris Dimou, Roto North America’s President & CEO, who also sits on the Board of Directors of the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce stated that “Manufacturing is imperative to our regional economy and this forum was another important step in addressing the vital workforcepipeline issue. There is a significant need for closer collaboration between State agencies, Community & Technical colleges, chambers of commerce, and the industry, in order to holistically set up such programs and initiatives like apprenticeships and internships” he concluded.

About Roto Frank of America, Inc.
Roto Frank of America, Inc. is wholly owned subsidiary of Roto Frank AG, a global leader in window and door hardware, with 18 production plants and more than 40 subsidiaries worldwide. Roto Frank of America, Inc. is a Chester, Connecticut-based manufacturer of window and door hardware which offers solutions for North American and European applications.
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