French and Grow Piqua Now Collaborate on Workforce Recruiting Video


Grow Piqua Now, a public-private economic development organization, recently reached out to us, as one of the oldest manufacturing employers in Piqua, Ohio, to collaborate on a persuasive workforce recruiting video highlighting the benefits of our community’s employment opportunities.

In the newly released video Dan Brubaker, one of our hydraulic press engineers, shares the advantages of choosing a career in manufacturing, “Manufacturing is a pretty solid field.  There is always going to be opportunity, there’s always going to be something that needs to be built.  It’s always nice to see my own designs being built and knowing they are going to last for 50+ years.”

Alex Lee, one of our polymer equipment sales engineers, comments on the gratification he feels by having the ability to positively impact the operating performance of our customers, “What I love about working at French Oil…we put a lot of emphasis on the customer.  I get to travel the world.  Our advantage to the customers is that we customize the machines to their specifications.”

Brubaker and Lee also comment on the positive quality of life in Piqua. The city boasts one of the most convenient and affordable locations in the United States and offers the best of both worlds: a small town lifestyle just minutes away from big-city attractions. Located on Interstate 75, just 20 miles north from its intersection with Interstate 70, Piqua is an integral part of the Dayton region, recently named the number one “Happiest Place to Work” by CareerBliss.com and the number three “Up and Coming Cities for Recent College Grads” by ZipRecruiter.com. From the award-winning Fort Piqua Plaza in the impeccable downtown district to its beautiful historic neighborhoods, a vast network of educational facilities, community events and organizations like Awesome Piqua, recreational parks and bike path, the Piqua experience is sure to impress.

The strength of the manufacturing industry in the southwestern Ohio region and the presence of long standing companies, like French, have helped the City of Piqua establish its reputation as a labor magnet, attracting more workers into the community than residents who work elsewhere.  Piqua has also been named a friendly community for manufacturing jobs, with nearly 27 percent of Piqua’s employable residents working in the manufacturing industry, double the state’s percentage of 13.

For more information on manufacturing careers in Piqua, visit our career and employment web page.

French® is an ISO-certified, 4th generation family-owned U. S. company that custom designs, manufactures and supports hydraulic press systems for molding rubber and composite materials, dewatering screw presses for synthetic rubber processing and for the separation of liquids from solids, and oilseed equipment used to extract vegetable oil from seeds and nuts, and to produce biofuels. For over 115 years we have partnered with our stakeholders, in over 80 countries worldwide, to provide products with superior value and superior service that improve our customers’ productivity and reduce their overall production costs.

Grow Piqua Now exists to strengthen the community’s business environment by coordinating an array of resources with an effective regionally-integrated economic development program.