United Performance Metals Empowers Military Veterans through the Get Skills to Work Program

3 June 2013

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Hamilton, OH – June 3, 2013A coalition which includes The Institute for Veterans and Military Families, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College and the Manufacturing Institute are partnering resources to adopt a collaborative and strategic approach to veteran employment. United Performance Metals joins their efforts by offering classroom assistance and job opportunities to military veterans.

Get Skills to Work was developed to address the high demand for skilled workers to fill U.S. manufacturing jobs.  With the knowledge that 600,000 U.S. manufacturing jobs are available without skilled workers to fill them, nearly 1 million veterans are unemployed, and 1 million men and women will be returning from service over the next five years, Get Skills to Work aims to help prepare and place veterans in the jobs needed to power advanced manufacturing in the U.S.  

A monthly education course being held at Cincinnati State provides Just-In-Time training customized to manufacturing careers.  United Performance Metals will support the program by offering classroom assistance and by identifying employment opportunities for individuals who have earned certification through the program.

Through the combined efforts of the coalition, United Performance Metals can help prepare and place veterans in the jobs needed to power advanced manufacturing in the U.S.

Visit www.getskillstowork.org to find out more.

About United Performance Metals

United Performance Metals is a leading supplier of specialty stainless steel and high temperature alloys. In business since 1982, United Performance Metals has experience serving the needs of customers in diverse markets including aerospace, aircraft, automotive, medical, food service, house-wares, petro-chemical and many others.

United Performance Metals is one of more than a dozen companies that comprise O’Neal Industries (onealind.com), the U.S.A.’s largest family-owned group of metals service centers. With sales of approximately $2.5 billion in 2012, O’Neal Industries is based in Birmingham, Alabama, and has more than 90 specialized facilities throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

For more information on United Performance Metals visit us at www.upmet.com, call us at 1.888.282.3292 or email sales@upmet.com.

United Performance Metals                        United Performance Metals
14941 E. Northam Street                            3475 Symmes Road
La Mirada, California 90638                       Hamilton, Ohio 45015
       

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