On August 27th 2015, Wirth Tool & Die had the honor of hosting Part 5 of a 5-Business Tour for the Dual Enrollment Academy. If you are unfamiliar with this, it is an opportunity for high school students to earn college credits in high demand fields. The program options offered by WCTC for the 2015 - 2016 school year are: Welding & Fabrication; Tool & Die / CNC; Printing and Publishing and Baking & Pastry Production.
Wirth Tool & Die President, Randy Wirth, showed the 18 students some of the parts made by the molds and dies we built. He also explained the machines that were used to build them. Randy and his brother, Vice President Brad Wirth, gave the students insight into the time and commitment it takes to become a good mold builder. Randy talked about his feeling of accomplishment when he sees products made from the tools produced at Wirth Tool & Die. There have been products or components on motorcycles, in stores, at State Fairs, at fast food restaurants and one that even made it to the Olympics.
It was very refreshing to see young people returning to this highly skilled trade! Wirth Tool & Die is proud to participate in and shine light on a very important profession.