October 19, 2016
Last month, Foamcraft was asked by the Greenfield Area
Chamber of Commerce to participate in the 3rd Annual Career
Exploration Day with Greenfield Central High School.
Regarding the event, Ms. Retta Livengood, President of the
Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce, said, “This event is an opportunity for
the students to come to the businesses and have them see what is available.”
With a newly completed plant just off the i70 and Mt.
Comfort Road exit, this was a wonderful opportunity for Foamcraft to begin
developing relationships within the Greenfield community.
“This is great exposure for the students to know what is available
around Greenfield after they graduate,” said Micah Gerike, Greenfield High
School’s P.E. Teacher.
While in the facility, students learned varying aspects of
Foamcraft’s daily business need, such as an introduction to “buns” of foam, CAD
based CNC contour cutting, the sewing process, among several other production processes.
But for Foamcraft, the production process is not just
machinery and operational efficiency.
Robert W. Elliott, Foamcraft’s President and CEO, said to
the students, “It takes more than one person to make this work.” He then
described how Foamcraft views craftsmanship and unity through an internal
motto, “One Craft, Working Together, Thankful for All.”
According to Foamcraft’s leadership, their facilities are
more than just production plants, they’re opportunities to develop a craft while
being a part of a team.
After the tours, one student with Greenfield Central High
School was asked what he thought of the facility and foam. He said, “I didn’t
know this much went into the things that used foam.”
Foamcraft employees would agree.