Pennsylvania State Senator Bob Mensch, R-24, toured Stein Seal in Towamencin Tuesday morning, and then had lunch in the new North Montco Technical Career Center restaurant before touring that educational facility Tuesday afternoon.
Mensch was at both institutions to learn more about the increased need for technical, industrial and machining jobs in the private sector over the next 10 years.
Stein Seal, founded in 1955, manufactures and tests seals and precision components for the military and commercial aircraft industry, pumps, compressors, generators and the commercial marine industry, according to its website.
Gary Schuler, manufacturing manager for Stein Seal, said the company is very stable and is hiring machinists and production workers at its Kulpsville location.
"We developed a business plan to hire 39 machinists and production works from the lower level machining to assembly," Schuler said. "This is a good opportunity for folks to have stable employment."
The idea for Mensch to visit Stein Seal began with a correspondence between Mensch and Schuler. Mensch is a member of the Pennsylvania Job Caucus.
"I figured I would share my thoughts about the schooling system and how we needed some help to support the manufacturing secetor of business," Schuler said.
Mensch said he learned how far the sciences have advanced in the industry. He said things have come a long way from the tool and die shops.
"This company is leading to signifcant growth. That means more job and ultimately a better economy for the state of Pennsylvania," Mensch said.
Schuler said the visit by Mensch was "empowering."
"We've been in business since 1955. We are growing year after year. We have the potential of $38 million in increased business."
To apply for work at Stein Seal, visit www.steinseal.com.