Currier Plastics Recognized for Supporting Education

Partners for Education and Business recently presented the Sector Strategy Award to injection molder Currier Plastics during their annual luncheon at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York.

Auburn, New York-based Currier Plastics strongly supports education in the Finger Lakes manufacturing community and has received numerous commendations. Most recently, the company was presented with the Sector Strategy Award by the Partners for Education and Business at its annual luncheon at Le Moyne College in Syracuse. The award was presented as a follow up to the Manufacturing Career Day held in October 2015 which was co-hosted by Currier Plastics and Lockheed Martin. Nearly 70% of the 359 students that were surveyed said they would consider a career in manufacturing.

Earlier in the year, Currier Plastics was recognized as the driving force behind the development of the plastics degree program at Cayuga Community College (CCC). John Currier, president, said it is important to fulfill his father Ray Currier’s legacy of leading and supporting local manufacturing.

Other recent recognition includes the Cooperative Education Program Appreciation Award presented to Currier Plastics by the Auburn Enlarged City School District. Through the program, Currier Plastics employed high school senior Ryann Gable who performed administrative and accounting tasks at Currier Plastics. At the ceremony held in June, Ryann gave a presentation on the history of Currier Plastics, the products it manufactures and her intern experience. Lindsay Cronkright, Accounting Manager for Currier Plastics, attended the event so that she could congratulate Ryann and accept the award for “contributions toward the continued success of the Auburn High School Cooperative Education Program and the students it serves.”

Currier Plastics personnel hope to inspire other manufacturers to support education initiatives and grow the manufacturing workforce.