December 9 - M-10 Industries welcomed twelve students and their instructor from Fairview Schools to visit their Mio plant. The tour was coordinated by Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium.
Owner A.J. Yoder showed the students their new production area that was added on to accommodate for their business growth. He also answered several questions and interacted with the students on the different jobs and careers that are available at his business. A.J. spoke about the benefits of working in rural Michigan, and the company’s four-day work week which gives employees a three-day weekend.
M10 Industries specializes in building custom tube and wire forming machines and parts. They have continued to grow over the years that led to the purchase of production equipment to meet customer product needs.
A.J. showed the students a small piece of steel that one of his machines will crimp and manipulate to form a specific piece for a customer. Students were able to fit the piece into the machine, and learn about the safety protocols the company has in place to avoid injuries.
M10 Industries is a family owned and operated business and they have created a very family-oriented atmosphere for their employees. A.J. spoke with the students about manufacturing and the many areas they can go into. He talked about how his own two children work at M10 alongside him because of the opportunities they have to make great careers in the industry.
At the end of the tour students were invited to come back and talk with A.J. to learn more about the manufacturing industry and his business.