OTTO Engineering opens new tech center and apprentice program
Establishing an apprentice program was a key component of Otto's new multimillion-dollar technology center, which became fully operational last month at 17 Cleveland Ave. The 100,000-square-foot facility contains training rooms, a fitness center and some of the most sophisticated technology in the industry. With exposed brick and natural light, the building was designed to match the look and feel of Otto's main campus at 2 E. Main St. Construction began about a year ago and wrapped up this summer, when Otto's tooling, machining and stamping departments were relocated. The new site also houses the operations of Dies Plus, a tool and die business purchased by Otto a couple years ago. The tech center currently employs about 45 people.
"We have made a significant investment in the future support of manufacturing in America," Otto Engineering President Tom Roeser said. "The most important investment that we have made, however, is our investment in human capital."