Ellwood Takes Manufacturing Week to High Schools

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – High school students in Lawrence County learned about manufacturing careers last week as representatives from Ellwood Group Inc. visited each high school as a lead-up to National Manufacturing Day.

Ellwood joined with the Lawrence County School to Work to coordinate the effort over a four-day period.

Manufacturing Day is celebrated on the first Friday in October and is the industry’s opportunity to educate students and promote the many career opportunities available in manufacturing.

Ellword expanded the idea to visit every high school in Lawrence County as well as Beaver County’s Riverside High School in Beaver County, Pa. Company representatives told students about Ellwood and the manufacturing careers available in their communities.

“This was an incredible week getting to talk with many of our area’s students and have the opportunity to showcase who we are at Ellwood and educate them about the opportunities we have right here in Lawrence County,” says Quyrus Epps, director of team member relations. “We want to thank the Lawrence County School to Work as well as all the area high schools for working with us on this great initiative. It was exciting to hear from many of the students who seemed to have a genuine interest in learning more about manufacturing.”

Ellwood operates five plants in the Lawrence County area and is the area’s largest manufacturer and manufacturing employer. The 30-minute presentations highlighted the company’s many divisions, team members and the impact Ellwood steel has throughout the country and around the world.

Ellwood was founded in 1910. The company is a vertically integrated supplier of quality metals and custom-engineered components to the power generation, aerospace, mining and defense industries.

The family-owned business employs more than 2,000 at 25 locations across North America.

Pictured at top: Jeremy Lewis, Ellwood Specialty Steel director of operations, speaks to students at Wilmington High School in New Wilmington, Pa.

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