CARBONDALE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WOLF) — Starting out in a garage over 35 years ago, a business in Carbondale is achieving milestones in the manufacturing industry with the help of one of its partners.
Pleasant Mount Welding originally operated as an equipment repairing company.
Now - it has transformed into a specialty metals fabricator that also services water and wastewater markets across the country.
CEO Bob Non says his company owes part of that success to Johnson College.
"As far as our partnership with Johnson College, they've helped us tremendously. Without them, we would not be the company that we are now," Non said.
The company has been working hand in hand with the local trade school developing software that runs and monitors municipal and industrial plants.
"Johnson College and our internal staff here helped us build smart screens and we did all of the electronics and we automated those machines. So now we can actually manufacture grading in our own facilities," he added.
Pleasant Mount Welders is a constant growing company, where CEO Bob Non says they find good workers locally - at places like Johnson College.
"Because of them we're actually hiring on our drafting side, we're hiring on our welding side, and another phase we're expected to do is on the electronic side and without the help of Johnson College supplying all of the expertise we would not be able to do it," said Non.
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