Twenty French Technical Apprentices Explore Injection Works


On a bright, cool Wednesday in mid-December, twenty students and three teachers from a technical engineering school located in Normandy, France arrived at Injection Works to experience first-hand how a successful state-of-the-art U.S.-based plastics injection molding firm operates.

The school, known as CFAI, trains young apprentices in the fields of metal working, welding, process control, product design, equipment maintenance, tooling design and other related fields in order to groom them to play a valuable role within the production sector of the overall French economy. These apprentices ultimately move forward with full-time careers with major companies in France such as GlaxoSmithKline, Aptar and TE Connectivity.

While here at Injection Works, the students toured our Injection Molding, Value-Add Secondary Operations, Tooling and Maintenance departments, and interacted extensively with our staff for over four hours.

One week after the group’s return to France, we received the following message from the group’s international coordinator Carole:

Yes we got back home on Saturday and we are still very tired because of the jet lag!!

I just wanted to thank you AND Chris for the EXCELLENT meeting we had with you last week! We all enjoyed the presentation and the students loved the visit of your production floor. They were really excited and loved to see how you all work and what it’s like to work in an American environment.

Again thank you for your time and your willingness to host / help us.
I am personally very grateful to you both.

Learn more about CFAI through their website which can be found at