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FORT MADISON, IOWA — Burrows Paper Corporation’s Fort Madison, Iowa, operations recently reflected on the benefits of its relationship with the Industrial Maintenance Technology (InTech) program at Southeastern Community College (SCC).
“These employees have received an education that allowed them to hit the ground running here at Burrows,” said President and Chief Operating Officer Mike Lengvarsky. “The advanced skills they possess have provided us with a superior technical team. We are very fortunate to have such a valuable program with very talented individuals so close.”
Burrows currently employs five individuals who have participated in this program. Developed to prepare individuals as plant maintenance technicians, it teaches the technical skills to maintain and troubleshoot electrical and mechanical industrial systems, and is a great local asset to Burrows Paper Corporation.
“Graduates of the program have studied pneumatics, hydraulics, industrial electricity, motors, drives and have dabbled in programming drives,” said Joe Panther, Plant Manager, Fort Madison Facility. “These are the exact technical skills needed to keep our operations running smoothly and efficiently.”
Employees that have participated in the InTech program include:
• Doug Languell, maintenance mechanic
• Marty Sedore, maintenance mechanic
• Kevin Marlin, maintenance mechanic
• Jim Daw, maintenance supervisor
• Jimmy Wilson, gluer former mechanic
“Burrows has been one of our strong partners from the beginning and we are always looking to them for their feedback on how to make the program stronger,” said Andy Snaadt, Industrial Technology Instructor, SCC. “It’s a great asset to have the local industries supporting the program and trying to make it the best we can.”