Two boys with developmental differences posing with Roto merchandise and hardware. Roto Frank of America, Inc. has partnered with the Transition Academy to provide local internships to students with intellectual and developmental differences. The Transition Academy community program helps young adults experience hands-on training in various positions and job sites to prepare them for a brighter future. Sam and Zac are the first students to begin this journey with Roto and have begun their work in assembly.

Sam loves working at Roto and especially enjoys the people and fast pace of his work. He feels it is a good experience for him and it’s helping him learn what is expected of him as an employee. Sam expressed that he will miss the people at Roto when his internship ends and that he wants to work towards getting a job at Roto some day!

Zac enjoys the hard work and is glad that his work keeps him busy. This experience has helped him realize that he likes hands-on jobs and could see himself working at Roto in the future as well.

Roto is proud to be a part of this community initiative to help young adults like Zac and Sam in the Chester, Deep River, and Essex CT area. We’ve already had two students from the Transition Academy begin their 3-4 week internships under the supervision of our Production Manager and we hope to have many more.

About Roto North America

Roto North America is comprised of Roto Frank of America, Inc. in Chester, Connecticut and Roto Fasco Canada, Inc. in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Both locations manufacture window and door hardware, which offers solutions for North American and European applications. RFA and RFC are wholly owned subsidiaries of Roto Frank Fenster- und Türtechnologie GmbH, a global leader in window and door hardware, with 15 production plants and more than 30 subsidiaries worldwide.

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