AFCO Industries, Inc., a 100% employee-owned company, was founded in 1946 and is one of the nation’s leading building products manufacturers. With plants in Alexandria, LA; Olive Branch, MS; Pell City, AL; and Olmstead, IL; AFCO is a vertically integrated producer of aluminum, millwork, plastic, and fiberglass products. The company’s products can be found in home centers, lumber yards, and distributors nation-wide. AFCO is the leader in aluminum handrails and columns for the residential and light commercial construction industry. Additionally, many of the best known pre-hung, entry door systems include AFCO thresholds and weather strip. AFCO produces custom extruded, fabricated and powder coat finished products for its industrial and OEM customer base in a variety of manufacturing disciplines from construction, outdoor living, medical equipment, public safety, lighting, and commercial furniture, to name just a few.
AFCO is leading the way in robotics and cutting-edge technology in the aluminum extrusion and fabrication industry. AFCO’s Alexandria, LA aluminum products manufacturing facility is 240,000 ft2 on 17 acres and includes our corporate headquarters. It is a completely vertically integrated facility with extrusion, precision cutting, fabrication, machining, powder-coat painting, packaging, and distribution capabilities.
With such an array of capabilities, AFCO AMT candidates will gain critical hands-on experience with computer numerical controlled (CNC) machines, programmable logic controllers (PLC), robotics, hydraulics, conveyer, powder coat paint, pneumatics, and electrical systems, as well as infrastructure maintenance. Candidates will also be exposed to industrial engineering, production, and manufacturing operations through rotational assignments for the duration of their AMT curriculum. Mentors will guide you along the way, challenging you to expand your capabilities and become a leader in safety, quality, and all aspects of manufacturing.
Full-time AFCO employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including first-class health care, life insurance, and tuition assistance opportunities. However, AFCO’s most unique feature is our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). AFCO Employees are employee owners, meaning they contribute to, and benefit directly from, the profitability of the company in the form of bonuses and stock ownership for financial and retirement savings. AMT candidates can qualify for participation in the ESOP program, based on satisfactory performance and cumulative hours worked. In short, AMT candidates can become a part owner of the company.
For more information about AFCO and our products, visit http://www.afco-ind.com/.