“We’re building a deep bench,” said Ajax Director of Operations Curt Jasper. No, Curt wasn’t talking about a company softball team. This busy manufacturing company needs multi-skilled people who can step into pretty much any role on the plant floor as needed and perform well. As leader of Ajax’s talent management effort, Curt has been innovating new ways to build his workforce since he joined Ajax four years ago. He […]
Colleagues from Ajax Metal Forming hosted an exhibit at the Veterans Career Fair on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the DoubleTree By Hilton hotel in Bloomington Minnesota. This career fair, held annually and organized by The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), is the largest career fair dedicated to veterans in Minnesota. Curt Jasper, head of Human Resources at Ajax, has been exhibiting at this event annually along […]
Members of the EJ Ajax team were present at the 2016 Veterans Career Fair held at the Earle Brown Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on July 13, 2016. In attendance were Erick Ajax, co-owner of the company, along with U.S. Military veterans Arthur “Patt” Patterson, Jose Chavarria, and Curt Jasper, who heads up the company’s recruiting efforts. Below is a 1-minute video of the experience:
Erick Ajax, Co-Owner of EJ Ajax and Sons, received the National Skills Coalition 2016 Skills Champion Award for his outstanding work to ensure our country’s policymakers invest, aggressively and effectively, in the skills of America’s workers. Erick has worked with National Skills Coalition as an employer partner for a decade, serving on the original NSC Leadership Council. He is a founding member of Business Leaders United and currently serves on its Executive […]
If you’re unsure about the benefits of working in manufacturing, just look at veteran Arthur “Patt” Patterson. Patterson served for well over 10 years in the U.S. Army and eventually found success, as well as upward mobility, in the manufacturing industry. From the time he turned 17, Patterson was involved with the military. Read the article on military.com here.
The EJ Ajax fall newsletter is published! Check out this issue, which features a profile of EJ Ajax Toolroom Lead Patt Patterson, plus our most recent award, event news, equipment news, and a message from Erick Ajax.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota faces an employment issue that doesn’t involve a lack of jobs — it’s too many openings, and not enough qualified workers.
Companies and business leaders like Erick Ajax of EJ Ajax Metal Forming Solutions are helping to close the educational circle and narrow the skills gap by investing in educational programs in the areas where they operate.
EJ Ajax is hosting a Manufacturing Day Event on October 2, 2015. Check the event web site at heavymetal2015.com.
The United States Government has granted $450 million in TAACCCT (Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training) grants to nearly 270 community colleges across the country, including colleges in Minnesota. Metalforming solutions provider EJ Ajax has been an ongoing participant in this program.