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Edgetech I.G. and LMI Custom Mixing Host Middle School Students for Day of Learning
May 5, 2009

To help prepare students for the breadth of their future career choices, Edgetech I.G. and LMI Custom Mixing in Cambridge, Ohio, hosted approximately 50 pre-teens from Meadowbrook Middle School, also in Cambridge. Divided into four groups, the students received tours and presentations on manufacturing, product testing, product management and marketing.

"We have partnered with Meadowbrook Middle School in the past for similar events, and were delighted to have another group visit this year," said Heather Crews, human resources, Edgetech I.G. "It's just the right age for students to explore future career possibilities as they are entering high school and making the decision to enter vocational school or to pursue college-prep courses. While educational, we also try and make it fun and interactive for them."

The large group of students was led through the production process at LMI by Jim Nixon, general manager; the Edgetech testing lab by Lee Canning, senior research coordinator; Edgetech production by Tom Matthews, safety coordinator; and product management/marketing by Bob Mecomonaco, Edgetech product manager. As the final leg of the tour, everyone regrouped and students had the opportunity to ask the entire team questions.

Other Edgetech and LMI volunteers for the event included Jeff Hanson, Heather Crews, George White, Don Grimwood, Brian Weingarth, Jeff Clipner, Carol Best, Steph Elliot and Jim Smith. Also on-hand was Debby Sylvis, math teacher, from Meadowbrook Middle School.

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