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June 4, 2014

United Electric Controls (UE) is expanding its practice of donating instrumentation to help close the skills gap for the future workforce

With the oldest of the "baby boomers" reaching the age of 67 last year, the mass exodus from the workforce cannot be far behind. Today's lack of skilled labor, resulting in many jobs left unfilled, will be exacerbated when they begin to retire in large numbers. To help industry cope with these issues, United Electric Controls (UE) is expanding its practice of donating instrumentation to help close the skills gap for the future workforce.

During the eChem Expo tradeshow and symposium near Eastman Chemical, representatives from UE visited the Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM) in Kingsport, Tennessee USA. The director of the facility, Mr. Jeffrey Frazier, accepted our gift to use in their curriculum that includes training and certification of chemical plant operators and technicians. Mr. Wil Chin, Vice President of Marketing at UE, presented Jeff with a One Series Safety Transmitter, for use by RCAM students in the Safety Instrumented System training program.

According to Mr. Chin, "UE is honored to work with educational leaders and owner operators of manufacturing plants. By providing the latest technology available, the next generation of technical workers will be ready to overcome the challenges that lie ahead."

Contact information:

Rick Frauton – Product Manager
United Electric Controls
180 Dexter Avenue
Watertown, MA 02472
Tel: (617) 321-1231
rfrauton@ueonline.com