Midway Products Continues Long-Time PMA Training Partnership with METALFORM EDUJanuary 20, 2023
A privately held Tier-One automotive manufacturer, Midway Products Group, Inc. encompasses eight manufacturing facilities throughout Ohio and Indiana, with its corporate headquarters in Monroe, MI. Its parts and assemblies, produced via stamping, machining, rollforming and hydroforming, backed by robotic assembly and painting operations, can be found nearly anywhere on passenger vehicles.
A long-time user of PMA’s training aids, including VHS- and DVD-based learning tools, Midway Products has fully embraced the latest generation of PMA training services: METALFORM EDU.
METALFORM EDU, designed specifically for the metal forming industry, includes 37 PMA-exclusive online-delivered courses and more than 800 courses in precision measurement, blueprint reading, SPC, CNC, Six Sigma, lean manufacturing, safety and more. A flexible, convenient, low-cost, one-stop training source, it is accessible anywhere, anytime with an internet connection. Users can increase employee productivity, skills and engagement by assigning courses based on individual, department and company-wide needs.
Emphasis on Diesetter Training
“With the discontinuance of PMA’s DVD learning system for diesetter training, we were introduced to METALFORM EDU as an option,” explains Lawrence Hancock, training and organizational development manager for Midway Products. “This allowed us to continue with the diesetter training series that we had grown accustomed to, but also walked us into the 800-plus-course METALFORM EDU library that continues to build on skill sets in manufacturing as well as soft skills.”
METALFORM EDU has enabled Midway Products to improve its onboarding of new employees involved with diesetting work, Hancock reports, noting that the training system’s capabilities offer flexibility.
“Our employees have the opportunity to access this learning through one of our computer stations, a tablet or a cell phone,” he says. “And, during training and apprenticeships they can access modules as they have time, even as they perform their everyday tasks.”