French Oil Mill Machinery Company Hosts Manufacturing Open House

On April 30, 2019, the Company hosted an open house for area educators, students, city officials, company employees and their families.

The event drew over eighty attendees who experienced a behind the scenes view of the company and our manufacturing processes.  Visitors observed machining operations on a four axis vertical turning lathe and a five face bridge mill with SolidWorks part drawings and initial and finished parts on display.  In the Assembly Department, our employees described assembly in process on machines such as hydraulic press systems for composite and rubber molding and dewatering presses used in the production of synthetic rubber.  One of our electrical engineers demonstrated the electrical programming involved for the machines to operate.  Some of the machines in progress will ship to domestic customers, while others are for customers in various foreign countries.

A new company video celebrating our 119 year history and emphasizing the benefits of choosing a career in manufacturing was shown. In addition, representatives from the Upper Valley Career Center, Edison State Community College and DRMA – the Dayton Region Manufacturer’s Association manned table top displays and shared information about the manufacturing industry and local educational programs offered.  We provided a raffle, a t-shirt giveaway and dinner to round out the evening event.

Tayte French Lutz, who is fourth generation of the family in the business and our Director of Marketing commented, “At the top of our company core value list is Customer First. To us, the word customer extends beyond our traditional customers and incorporates our employees, their families and our community.”  She continued, “By opening our doors for this event, we strengthen those relationships for the mutual benefit of us in the Piqua area and for the manufacturing industry as a whole.”

Manufacturing Careers at French:

    • Machining
    • Welding
    • Assembly
    • Programming
    • Engineering
    • Sales
    • Finance
    • Marketing
    • Human Resources
    • Executive Assistants

For more information on career opportunities at French, please browse our available positions.

Ohio is Powered by Manufacturing

  • Ohio ranks 3rd in the nation for total number of Manufacturing jobs, employing about 700,000
  • The average hourly earning for a manufacturing worker in Ohio is $28.25
  • Manufacturing comprises almost 17% of Ohio’s GDP, more than any other industry

About French

French Oil Mill Machinery Company is an ISO-certified, 4th generation family-owned U. S. company that custom designs, manufactures and supports process equipment for the molding, oilseed and synthetic rubber industries. Since 1900 we have partnered with our stakeholders in over 80 countries worldwide to provide products with superior value and superior service that improve customers’ productivity and reduce their overall production costs. Our 225,000 square foot worldwide headquarters and manufacturing facility are located in Piqua, Ohio.