MFG Chemical, Inc. Trains Employees In Distillation Technology At Chattanooga State

Friday, January 25, 2013

The staff of Chattanooga State’s Wacker Institute created a special course to train MFG personnel in the operation of computer controlled distillation prior to the startup on new equipment at MFG Chemical, Inc.’s Kimberly Park plant in Dalton, Ga. The group of 18 MFG employees was made up of operators, chemists and chemical engineers. According to Tim McGhee, dean of the engineering technology division, “this is a great opportunity for us to use our staff and state-of-art training plant to assist manufacturers like MFG Chemical upgrade the skills of their workforce.

Dave Driggers, vice-president of Operations for MFG, said, “We are excited about this training opportunity.  Chattanooga State is the only place we know of that has the distillation equipment and the teaching staff to produce a course like this.”  The distillation equipment, while not identical to MFG’s, offered a unique opportunity to teach the operation of multi-stage, computer controlled distillation.

Mr. Driggers and all of the other MFG employees were enthusiastic about the training and MFG looks forward to future training opportunities with Chattanooga State.

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