On tour at KNF are, from left, Professor Dom Defino, student Bill Giraldi, KNF Technical Director Joe Alcamo, students Jason Lima, Simran Chadha and Justin Ellis, and Professors Ken Horowitz and Laura Sosa.
West Windsor, N.J. – On March 24, Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Global Business Club was on the road again, leaving the classroom behind to observe business in action.
The group toured the KNF Neuberger, Inc., manufacturing plant in Trenton. Their tour guide was Joseph Alcamo, PE, KNF's technical director, who shared a wide array of information. The field trip was a collaboration between MCCC's Business and STEM disciplines. Officers of the Global Business Club and the Honors section of the Global Environment of Business course were in attendance, accompanied by Professors Dom Defino (Electronic Engineering Technology), Ken Horowitz (Accounting), and Laura Sosa (Business Administration).
"This on-site visit to a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant brings together much of what our business students have been learning," Horowitz said. "Making the connection between the classroom environment and an actual commercial enterprise is an invaluable experience for our students. Prior to this, most of them had never had the opportunity to be inside a manufacturing facility."
The tour focused on business practices in motion. "Mr. Alcamo spoke about everything from supply chain through distribution, including production processes and testing. As a firm with highly engineered products in a modern manufacturing facility, the KNF visit was an ideal collaboration between our Business and STEM programs," Horowitz said, adding that students were also given insight into various job opportunities and internships in the manufacturing sector.
"We are very grateful to KNF for giving our students a look at the inner workings of the manufacturing side. This is the kind of experience that can shape a student's future," Horowitz said.
KNF Neuberger, Inc., is a leading worldwide manufacturer of high-end, custom pumps used in a variety of medical, laboratory and industrial applications. The U.S. plant is located just minutes from the West Windsor Campus.
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