On Wednesday, February 20, 2019 students from Taylor County High School visited Murakami Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. with Taylor County's Workforce Development Coordinator Chris Goodin.
The students toured the facility to learn about the assembly line process including inspecting the parts and painting the mirrors. Murakami Human Resource/ Senior Training and Development Specialist Anthony Harris and Murakami Human Resource/Payroll Specialist David Gabbert led the students on the tour and further described the scope of work, safety precautions, and day-to-day tasks at Murakami.
After the tour, the students met with Murakami Manufacturing CEO Michael Rodenberg. Mr. Rodenberg discussed the history of Murakami to give the students background on how the company has evolved. Murakami has been around for 135 years and started off by making lights for trains. In the 1950s, Murakami began making mirrors for automobiles, which is their main focus now. Mr. Rodenberg also defined the vision, goal, and action of Murakami.
Mr. Rodenberg provided insight on how he grows his team, builds partnerships within the community, connects with Generation Z employees, and how he plans to continue to evolve the company to meet consumer and supplier demands.
The students were able to give input and ask questions before returning back to Taylor County High School.
Taylor County School District and Taylor County High School would like to thank Murakami Manufacturing for allowing our students to visit. And a special thank you to Mr. Rodenberg, Mr. Harris, and Mr. Gabbert for taking time out of their schedules to meet with our students.