Cadillac Products Trains 5 With Going PRO Talent Fund Award
Working with Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium, Cadillac Products submitted for a Going PRO Talent Fund training award and received $13,278 to train 5 existing employees. The employees were trained in: FANUC Handling Tool Operation, FANUC Robot Troubleshooting and Maintenance, Welding, PLC course, and OSHA 30.
Cadillac Products Automotive Company provides a wide variety of protective plastic, exterior and interior acoustical parts and door watershields, to service the diverse needs of today’s automotive industry. The Rogers City plant, located in a Northern Michigan community in Rogers City, employs 75 people.
Cindy Besaw, HR Manager for Cadillac Products states, “The Going PRO grant has helped us to obtain highly specified training locally, an invaluable asset to filling highly technical skills gaps and allowing us to compete and grow.”
Jason Pardike, a machine operator at Cadillac Products received FANUC Handling Tool Operations training. Jason states, “The FANUC Handling Tool Operations course provided me with onsite teach pendant training. This course helps me do my job better and helps to maintain high quality parts with less scrap.”
Neil Young, Maintenance Manager at Cadillac Products, had one of his team receive welding training. Neil states, “Brian's welding training has enabled him to repair production tooling and packaging, consisting of a variety of metals, on the off shifts versus waiting for someone to come in to weld. This helps us to increase up time/reducing downtime.”
Roy Schwiesow, a maintenance worker at Cadillac Products, received FANUC Robot Troubleshooting & Maintenance training. He reports, “The FANUC Robot Electrical Maintenance and Troubleshooting course provided me with hands-on robotic training on the machines that I work with every day. This course gave me a higher degree of understanding of the electrical controller components allowing me to troubleshoot faults and make adjustments more efficiently.”
Brad Niedzwiecki, a newly assigned Assistant Maintenance Manager at Cadillac Products, received PLC training. He states, “"The training that ACC provided our staff was both effective, and real world intended. The team members from CPAC-RCP that attended the class now possess the ability to troubleshoot and fix issues with our PLC's on the plant floor.”
Keith Grant, a new Production Supervisor with Cadillac Products, received OSHA 30 training. Keith reports, “Being a new supervisor, the OSHA 30 course helped me to evaluate and address safety issues before they become an accident.”