The students enjoyed a full facility tour that included several of the robots that Cirtronics manufactures in various stages of assembly. A student, Nick Sloan, from Milford High School remarked, “I enjoyed meeting the employees…it was a pleasure to learn from them.”
The event included an interactive demonstration by Mechanical Mayhem (First Robotics Team #1519, which Cirtronics sponsors), of their competitive robotic design, “Tigger”. Students drove the remote-controlled robot, and enjoyed lively conversation and peer-to-peer interaction.
“Manufacturing day allows us to open our doors to students and excite the next generation workforce in considering manufacturing career opportunities in the future”, said Dave Patterson, President and CEO of Cirtronics.
Jim McCall, Cirtronics’ Director of Manufacturing remarked, “By sharing real-world applications of technology and insight into manufacturing, we’re supporting STEM education. This event shows students the human component of manufacturing and how each team member takes ownership in serving our customers.”
Cirtronics is a great choice for customers looking to build a strategic, interdependent, collaborative relationship with their contract manufacturer. Founded in 1979 in Milford, New Hampshire by Gerardine Ferlins, Cirtronics’ foundation is built on the idea that each individual holds unique potential. The organization’s role is to identify and develop that potential through ongoing collaboration and engagement. The company’s mission is to serve and continually improve under its DUO (Do Unto Others) philosophy. DUO is practiced in every interaction with each of the “6 We Serve”: Customer, Corporation, Employee, Supplier, Environment and Community.
Since 2002, Cirtronics has offered an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP), now at 40 percent ownership. Cirtronics’ culture of ownership runs through all aspects of the organization, extending from relationships with suppliers through shipping of every single product. Employee-owners are direct stakeholders who recognize the customer as an extension of their own business. Dedicated to positive outcomes and proactive engagement, employees bring their best to every interaction with customers and to every decision impacting the company infrastructure and offerings. Additionally, Cirtronics is ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certified, as well as FDA registered.