P1 Industries Makes Key Parts for Major Companies Around the World
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Inside Package One Industries in Schenectady, there’s rarely any down time for its machines that are pumping out key parts for companies like General Electric.
“Gas turbine, steam turbine, generator or also underwater oil exploration compressors,” P1 Industries President & CEO David Dussault said. “Those are the two primary industries that we serve today. They’ll install these into the finished product and then ship to their customers around the world.”
With about 90 employees, P1 is part of the ever-changing manufacturing industry.
“It’s still growing. It still has huge amounts of confidence and job creation, but a lot of it is new job creation; software, CNC machining, robotics and other things that have allowed us to be very productive, but also be agile and versatile in our manufacturing,” Dussault said.
Dussault hopes to make the future of the manufacturing industry even stronger. To do that, he’s planning to build an advanced manufacturing center in Schenectady County.
“We believe it not only develops the next generation workforce, but you have to develop the next-generation technologies for manufacturing, and we want to be on the front end of that,” he said.
Earlier this month, P1 was awarded a $750,000 grant in the Regional Economic Development Council competition. Dussault said the state-of-the-art center will train highly-skilled workers, attract jobs to the area, and help P1 enter new markets.
“We want to use it as a prototyping and piloting organization for entering the aerospace and defense markets and we want to be able to [do research and development] in that facility for our existing product lines and existing processes that we have in our plants,” said Dussault.
Dussault expects the center will be up and running within a year — and, when it is, he said it will make a big impact.
“We believe this will be the most advanced center for production-related training in the manufacturing space in the Capital Region,” he added.
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