Scott Tech students tour Reyco Granning

By Steve Chapman

Engineering intern Benjamin Self speaks to students touring Reyco Granning while Caleb House,  a manufacturing engineer, looks on. (Photo by Steve Chapman)

Event a chance for kids to see if company is a good fit for them
About 46 high school students attending class at Scott Regional Technology Center took a tour of the Reyco Granning Suspensions factory in Mt. Vernon on Friday, Oct. 5.
After eating lunch at the factory, the students took a tour of the different areas within the factory, including the slider line, independent front suspension area, shipping area and the machining area. The students toured the factory in six different groups, each touring the different areas in rotations.
During the tour, the students got to learn a little about what employees in each part of the factory do. The tour appealed to the students in different ways.
Victor Castro, a student in the Scott Regional Tech welding program, said he came on the tour because it seemed like a good place to work. He said he was surprised to learn “how much goes into (building) a suspension.”
Like Victor, Ricky Pendergrass also came on the tour to see if Reyco Granning would be a good place for him to work. He said his favorite part of the tour was, “All the hoists and how much they can hold, and everything about how … the suspensions are made, how many processes (they) go through.”
Another Scott Regional Tech student, Jimmy Clark, said he came on the tour because he enjoys “the manufacturing of automotive parts and things to do with vehicles.” He added that he was surprised at “how much quality they put in their products.”
Asked if he would like to come to work at Reyco Granning someday, Jimmy said, “Maybe, if there are spots open.”


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