This April, a group of Pine Tree High School students who are studying engineering visited the Longview Operations to see firsthand what we do at our facility. William Beasley, Manager EHS, welcomed the students and led their safety orientation, stressing the importance of safety at work and at home. Each student received a new 2018 Komatsu safety coin before hearing a summary of our hiring process by Luis Ibarra, Sr. HR Generalist.
The students enjoyed an engineering presentation directed by Randy Plants, Product Reliability Manager, and Lee Waters, Mechanical Engineer. In addition to showing the students the different types of global products engineered and manufactured here, Randy shared the places all over the world his work had taken him during his 40-year career with the company.
After the presentation, their teacher Elizabeth White said “I was really excited to hear that your machines are following the general automotive trend of going electric and autonomous. In our robotics class, students often create robots with shovels/claws that need to pick up and move substances- so I think the students saw the immediate real-world applications of what they work on in class.” The students concluded their visit by touring the main plant where they saw the product going through each phase of production and into the assembly process.