Duperon Corporation Continues National Skilled Trades Day Tradition

Terry Duperon talking with students

Students from Saginaw Career Complex experience a day in wastewater treatment solutions manufacturing

Saginaw, Mich. (April 2, 2024) – Duperon Corporation, a leading provider of screening and solids handling solutions, will welcome more than 200 students from Saginaw Career Complex (SCC) at its international headquarters in Saginaw, Michigan on Wednesday, May 1 in celebration of National Skilled Trades Day. Hosting for the third year in a row, the event underscores the company’s commitment to the future of the water sector and the people behind it.

Hands-on demonstration

“We look forward to Skilled Trades Day every year,” said Mark Turpin, president of Duperon. “With public awareness of water issues at what feels like an all-time high, the observance provides us with the ample opportunity to introduce young professionals to the trade. We are grateful for our ongoing partnership with SCC and hope our event will inspire attendees to explore opportunities in the field, if not with Duperon, perhaps with another company making a lasting impact on our planet. It’s clear, now more than ever, a committed and skilled workforce will be essential in the years ahead.”

Skilled Trades Day at Duperon comes on the heels of Earth Day, which focused on plastic pollution this year. Students will learn about how Duperon products play a role in this global issue through a lineup of factory tours and interactive sessions led by industry veterans. Returning students will also be given the opportunity to design and construct their own filtration prototypes.

A brief overview of the itinerary and speakers is as follows:

  • Session 1, Entrepreneurial Spirit with Terry Duperon, founder
  • Session 2, Careers at Duperon with Amanda Buck, HR manager
  • Session 3, Products & Assembly with Dave Wagoner, customer solution and quality assurance manager, and Steve Aiken, regional sales manager
  • Session for Returning Students, Ideation & Prototyping with Ben Jolly, systems engineering manager.

Established in 2019 in honor of the American skilled trades workforce, National Skilled Trades Day is observed annually on the first Wednesday in May. SCC is the Career and Technical Education Center for Saginaw County, offering programs that help students prepare for college, technical work or skilled entry-level work while being jointly enrolled in regular high school classes. To learn more about its programs and local impact, visit SPSD.net.

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About Duperon Corporation

Duperon Corporation is the leader in innovative preliminary liquid/solids separation systems. For more nearly 40 years, Duperon has provided simple yet innovative solutions for a variety of screening and solids handling applications in the water and wastewater industry. Duperon technologies are designed and manufactured in Saginaw, Michigan. To learn more, visit duperon.com.