A large international crane manufacturing company is expressing its appreciation to North Central State College for its help in finding qualified employees.
E-Crane officials met Monday with NC-State officials at the Kehoe Center in Shelby, to talk via Skype with recent graduates Joe Biglin, Neil Fortney, and Jeremy Scribner who are working as service technicians for the company in Corpus Christi, Texas.
E-Crane C-E-O Steve Osborne says the gulf coast city is undergoing billions of dollars worth of economic growth, and cannot find qualified workers locally.
NC-State President Dr. Dorey Diab says producing qualified graduates with the skills high-tech companies need is the college’s mission.
E-Crane is based in Galion and Columbus, and has manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Poland, The Netherlands.
It produces a unique type of equilibrium crane that’s used mainly in North and South America to unload cargo from ships.