GREENSBORO, N.C. -- An advanced manufacturer in Greensboro got a special visit this week from Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC), who honored the company for its dedication to small business principles and its role in education.
Adams visited Core Technology Molding Corporation Thursday, in light of National Small Business Week. The company has been nominated by the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce as "Small Business of the Year" and "Minority Business of the Year."
Core Technology Molding, founded seven years ago, is an injection molding company that manufactures several different products -- from air bag parts to snack containers to organ transplant solutions. Core Technology has a STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) partnership with Guilford County Schools and hosts regular school tours.
CEO and president Geoff Foster said the STEM partnership allows students to translate concepts they learn in class to real-life products and careers.
"They get to see the correlation between geometry, algebra, calculus and how that directly correlates to manufacturing," Foster said.
Quality engineer Christopher Jackson added, "We're actually showing what the next generation can do with STEM."
WFMY News 2's Good Morning Show got a behind-the-scenes look Friday at Core Technology Molding Corporation's manufacturing, products and student involvement.
The company said it finds out Tuesday whether it has won the Chamber of Commerce's nominations.