WHS students visit packaging plant


Gives insights to careers, highlights worker shortage

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Wilmington High School students toured JBM Packaging in Lebanon.

Wilmington High School students toured JBM Packaging in Lebanon.


Wilmington High School students toured JBM Packaging in Lebanon.


Fast facts

• The average manufacturing worker in the United States earned $82,023 annually in 2016, including pay and benefits.

• Manufacturers have one of the highest percentages of workers who are eligible for health benefits provided by their employers.

• Over the next decade, nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will be created and more than two million are expected to go unfilled.

• 7 out of 10 Americans consider manufacturing a backbone of the economy, but only 3 in 10 respondents would encourage their children to pursue a manufacturing career.

— JBM Packaging

LEBANON, Ohio — In response to the critical workforce shortage locally, manufacturing companies have come together in partnership with area schools to celebrate National Manufacturing Day — for an entire month throughout Greater Cincinnati. Manufacturing Day is a national event to support manufacturers as they showcase modern manufacturing technology and careers.

JBM Packaging recently opened its doors to 19 students from Wilmington High School and 29 students from Franklin Junior High so they could experience the process of designing and creating packaging solutions for the manufactured products it makes.

JBM Packaging specializes in producing specialty envelopes and packaging solutions. Products include packaging solutions for the following industries: retail and commercial seed, medical/pharmaceutical, food, hospitality, government, as well as their unique disposable, flat, paper drinking cups.

Manufacturing Month in Greater Cincinnati consists of approximately 53 events locally. This year’s activities were spread throughout the month to allow more than 4,000 high school and middle school students to experience today’s manufacturing environment first-hand at more than 50 participating employers.

“The manufacturing industry provides high school graduates with so many good-paying career opportunities. At JBM, we are very committed to providing the necessary training to start graduates in a rewarding, lifelong career in manufacturing,” Dan Puthoff, Chief Operating Officer of JBM Packaging.

Wilmington High School students toured JBM Packaging in Lebanon.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/10/web1_JBM-Photo-4.jpgWilmington High School students toured JBM Packaging in Lebanon.

Wilmington High School students toured JBM Packaging in Lebanon.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/10/web1_JBM-Photo-5.jpgWilmington High School students toured JBM Packaging in Lebanon.
Gives insights to careers, highlights worker shortage

News Journal

Fast facts

• The average manufacturing worker in the United States earned $82,023 annually in 2016, including pay and benefits.

• Manufacturers have one of the highest percentages of workers who are eligible for health benefits provided by their employers.

• Over the next decade, nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will be created and more than two million are expected to go unfilled.

• 7 out of 10 Americans consider manufacturing a backbone of the economy, but only 3 in 10 respondents would encourage their children to pursue a manufacturing career.

— JBM Packaging