TRI COUNTY AG EDUCATION STUDENTS TOUR INDUSTRIES
CAREER TECHNICAL STUDENTS TOUR LOCAL INDUSTRIES
Tri County High School Career and Technical Education students visited three area industries on October 16th. The twenty-nine students are enrolled in Agriculture Education and Industrial Technology classes at Tri County. The group was sponsored by CTE teachers Justin Sand and Dave Barnard.
The first tour was hosted by Malco Industries in DeWitt. Malco produces Eagle Grip professional locking pliers. Mr. Lucas Runke of Malco organized the tour and stressed work quality, safety and cleanliness. The company is advancing it’s production lines. The students observed forging, stamping, tooling, and the maintenance and receiving departments.
The group then visited Reinke Manufacturing in Deshler, NE. Mr. Tysen Hissong was the host. Reinke produces irrigation center pivots and ships them globally. The students were impressed with the robotics, the galvanization process and the pipe rolling process. Reinke treated the group to pizza for the noon meal!
A trip to Endicott Clay Products concluded the career tours. Endicott Clay employees 300 workers and was started in 1920. They ship to sites in the United States and Canada. The students were shown the mural and sculpture production area, the brick kilns, cutting and shaping areas and packaging lines.
Students attending were Bonnie Jantzen, Cassidy Kowalski, Alexx Malchow, Jacob Kapke, Patty Monnin, Emmett Frantzen, Wesley Monnin, Taryn VanEperen, Tyler Houser, Logan Brown, Carter Siems, Taylor Koch, Gavin Weichel, Garrett Legg, Kayden Parry, Zach Kuhn, Tristin Nickel, Jesse Wagner, Cole Reedy, Ashley Espinosa, Colton Jantzen, Brett Boyce, Mallory Chavez, Carter Holtmeier, Trevor Johnson, Kendra Caudill, Brevin Damrow, Jacob Woosly, and Danny Hess. The activity is part of the Tri County Career Readiness program. The school appreciates all the cooperation of the industries in making the day special.