Cuevas_Enrique - North Side High School InternThree students of the Conexus Intern Program are employed here at Press-Seal this summer as part of our continued efforts to make “manufacturing cool again”.

This innovative program places high school students into the workforce where they learn and perform real-world activities in advanced manufacturing or logistics with Hoosier companies.

CEO’s of manufacturing companies across the country are struggling to close the skills gap left by the worst recession since the 1930’s. Conexus and our continued efforts here at Press-Seal have closed that gap by providing on-the-job training.

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta was recently quoted as saying “Experiential learning is applied in some areas, but not in others.”

High school students don’t automatically find their way to local advanced manufacturing employers such as Press-Seal and they need the knowledge of these companies and the access as well. The Conexus Intern Program provides this opportunity and we have become an A+ Partner with 220 other Indiana manufacturers.

Three Success Stories at Press-Seal

Talking about career opportunities in a manufacturing facility is one thing, experiencing it first-hand is another and we have not one, but three area high school students selected from North Side High School as qualified candidates for the program.

When you become part of the Press-Seal team, you become part of a family-owned company that strives to improve its business through our most valued asset – our employees.

Along with the qualifications required by the Conexus Intern Program, our selection criteria included the willingness to learn and we looked for candidates who were eager to do more than just be employees. We want them to know that they are part of a bigger picture in our continued growth.

Our students are performing duties in shipping and logistics helping us gather data, assisting with our continued 5S and lean manufacturing efforts, understanding the high-tech skills of precision tooling and performing necessary maintenance duties to keep the facility functioning at the highest level possible.

We look forward to our continued relationship with the Conexus Intern Program and our efforts to develop relationships amongst the educational facilities and families of our Fort Wayne community.

Gonzales_Jadyn - High School intern North Side High SchoolSnyder_Josh- Intern at Press-Seal

04Nov 2019

Microtunneling is becoming one of the most common forms of underground construction to help mitigate disruption of the area where the project is taking place. And this year Press-Seal’s customer, Northern Concrete Pipe, was able to assist in achieving a new U.S. record for a single bore of pipe that stretches nearly ¾ of a […]

14Oct 2019

Boot connectors come in a wide range of sizes and types for different applications, but one thing that remains the same are take-up clamps. These take-up clamps are used to secure the boot connector to the pipe using a 304 stainless steel clamp. In today’s episode of Press-Seal U, territory manager Sean Fowler shows us […]

07Oct 2019

If you had to call the fire department and they ran out of water, what do you think the odds are of them saving your property or the lives of you and your family? In many rural settings across the States and Canada, these properties are at a much higher risk for a greater loss […]

09Sep 2019

A rubber pipe gasket is used for sealing underground collection systems and structures including the most common ones: Round Pipe Arch and Elliptical Pipes Box Culverts Jacking and Micro tunneling When considering which pipe gasket is right for your type of structure or application, you’ll find many varieties to choose from. So let’s start off […]

04Sep 2019

A Cast-A-Seal 603 is a very popular cast-in boot connector for manholes or straight wall structures requiring PVC pipe. And on today’s episode, territory manager Dan Brundage shows us how easy it is to install on a polyethylene mandrel. What kind of mandrel do I use? As seen in the video a mandrel provided by […]

28Aug 2019

When installing a manhole boot such as the PSX: Direct Drive or PSX: Nylo Drive, we have an installation wrench that is certified and calibrated to ensure the best possible seal in a structure. On today’s episode of Press-Seal U, a long-time veteran of Press-Seal, Mark Emmons, joins us to give a quick overview of […]

07Aug 2019

Do you need butyl sealant tape for a manhole, septic tank, box culvert or maybe even a concrete pipe? Do you know the two styles Press-Seal offers and their differences? If you’re a contractor out in the field, we also offer a Wrap Pak that gives you specific lengths to make it easier to install. […]

01Aug 2019

Compression boot connectors are one of the simplest pipe-to-manhole connectors found in the market. Press-Seal offers two different options – the Kwik Seal and Econoseal. On today’s episode of Press-Seal-U, The Gasket University, territory manager Sean Fowler walks us through the differences in the two compression connectors and how each has advantages for precast plants […]

16Jul 2019

The 402 cast-in connector is a simple pipe-to-manhole connector manufactured for pipe diameters of 1.25” to 6” (32 – 150mm) PVC. The gasket meets or exceeds a wide variety of ASTM’s including C923, C1227 and C1644. Additionally, the gasket comes in a closed or open face design to help with future construction of the collection […]

10Jul 2019

On today’s episode of Press-Seal-U, Dan Skinner joins us for an installation demonstration on the flexible pipe to manhole connector. The CAS 12-08 is an integrally cast-in to the structure and simulates the look of the PSX: Direct Drive for connecting pipes to manholes. The entire assembly of the CAS 12-08 uses four simple pieces […]