Cincinnati, Ohio – Eco-friendly polyols specialist Emery Oleochemicals is donating the concept car it built for exhibitions to the Great Oaks Career Campuses. The four campuses in the Cincinnati area specialise in career and technical education for high school students and adults.
The CASP R2 – concepts for advanced sustainability in polyurethanes for renewable and recycled solutions – automobile was created in 2014 to highlight the potential of its Emerox and Infigreen polyols in creating foam for multiple car components. It will now be used as a training platform for future automotive technicians and mechanics.
‘After being an eye-catching display for many years, we decided that the best use for this vehicle now would be to provide a local school that has automotive-related programs with an invaluable training resource,’ said Mark Kinkelaar, the company’s global business head for eco-friendly polyols.
Eric Morris, an instrumentation & electrical supervisor who oversees a department of 14 employees at Emery’s Cincinnati plant, attributes his career success in part to his early studies at Great Oaks. ‘I studied industrial electronics at the Diamond Oaks Campus before computers were used to control processes,’ he said. ‘Technical schools are the fast track to good employment opportunities. Skilled trades have high-paying wages, and are always in demand.’