February 24, 2021 /3BL Media/ - For a second year in a row, Rockwell Automation was recognized by DiversityJobs as a Top Diversity Employer in Manufacturing. The award highlights organizations for their dedication and commitment to building a diverse workforce and inclusive culture.
“We are honored to receive this award,” said Candace Barnes, senior manager of Rockwell Automation’s global diversity programs. “Building a diverse culture and workplace is important for a variety of reasons, including helping us to attract and retain top talent.”
MILWAUKEE, February 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Rockwell Automation announced it will donate $20,000 to support the American Red Cross for relief efforts helping communities in southern states still recovering from last week’s winter storm.
According to the Red Cross, roughly 594,000 people are still without power across Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, and Oregon. As many as 13 million people in Texas are without safe water, and in some areas, boil water advisories are in place.
MILWAUKEE, February 23, 2021, /3BL Media/ - Rockwell Automation was recognized by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies.
U.S. Air Force veteran Jackson Henderson became an electrical maintenance technician at Owens Corning after 12 weeks of training at Rockwell Automation’s Academy of Advanced Manufacturing (AAM) program.
Rockwell Automation and FANUC America recently came together to create accelerated work-and-learn apprenticeship programs preparing workers for jobs in advanced manufacturing, robotics, and automation.
“Our number one goal is to help create a worker pipeline that will not only help people increase their skills and future earning potential, but to help manufacturers achieve their production goals and maintain a thriving economy,” said Paul Aiello, director of education, FANUC America.
By the time Aaliyah Brown was 10 years old, she knew she wanted to be an engineer. She saw engineers described as people who can make things work and make things better, and she was hooked.
“I really liked the idea of potentially having influence over multiple things,” Brown shared in an interview with Phenomenal Women Magazine. “What made me stick with it as I learned more was my passion to improve the world around us.”
On Thursday, February 11, Rockwell Automation sponsored a live reading of “I am a Boy of Color” by children’s author and diversity, equity and inclusion advocate Deanna Singh from Milwaukee. After Singh and her family read the book, they discussed their writing process and views on changing the narrative in literature to better represent diverse voices. Afterwards, Rockwell provided 50 signed copies of Singh’s books to the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County.
Lanco Integrated has programmed its machines with Rockwell Automation’s software and hardware for more than 30 years, each one custom built. Lanco turned to Rockwell again in 2020 to help them design and build a machine to produce COVID-19 rapid result test kits. The faster the machine was deployed, the faster it could potentially save lives.
In February, a series of videos will be released by the WaterMarks initiative showcasing perspectives from leaders from corporate, non-profit, and civic organizations who collaborated to launch improvements to Milwaukee’s waterfront. These partners are committed to improving the quality and access to public space leading to Lake Michigan in a sustainable, equitable way, while including opportunities for research and community development.
February 9, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Rockwell Automation is proud to be honored as a 2020 Vets Ready Employer by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, earning a silver status.
Recognized organizations go above and beyond to support the veteran community. Applicants are rated on hiring practices, how they connect to the veteran community, and the support they provide to veterans in their workforce.