Addressing the Need

Plymouth Foam is proud to be a part of Sheboygan County; we are even prouder when our industry offers continuous growth within the county. Recently, one institution in our community began a project to help develop the manufacturing industry even further.

Lakeshore Technical College, in Cleveland, Wisconsin, has offered a preview of their new and renovated manufacturing training facilities to a small group of contributors to the cause. Those facilities include the new Fabrication Technician Program, which is halfway completed as well as a new building which will host classes of skilled Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machining technicians. During this event, LTC announced a growing need for a larger and more skilled manufacturing workforce; manufacturing accounts for nearly 40% for our local economy.

A local manufacturing pioneer will have his name associated with the new and renovated buildings. James L. French, a mechanical engineer, began his company JL French Corp. in Sheboygan in 1968.  Although his focus was more on the manufacturing of small, aluminum engine parts and marine engine products,  he also thought it was important to give back to the community. Therefore, a building will be officially named the JL French Applied Manufacturing building at the grand opening in October.

Plymouth Foam is proud to support this local project.