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Exothermic Molding Honored by Union County Urban League

Paul Steck, president of Exothermic Molding in Kenilworth, was honored by the Urban League of Union County’s Employer Partner Award at the organization’s Equal Opportunity Dinner last night at Kean University.

According to Crystal Orr, interim president/CEO of the Urban League, “We want to salute Exothermic for being a supporter of our Reconnections Program and empowering many of our reentry clients by providing them job opportunities.” The program connects companies with formerly incarcerated individuals seeking employment.

Steck, in accepting the award, offered the following remarks. “On behalf of my entire team at Exothermic, we are humbled and honored to receive this award. For over three years, Exothermic Molding has been pleased to participate in workforce reentry programs through the Urban League and extend an opportunity to help formerly incarcerated individuals return to mainstream employment. Today, the Exothermic workforce proudly includes reentry workers as 20% of its staff.”

Accepting the award at the dinner for Exothermic, Jalil Fenney, one of the company’s hires through the Reconnections program, commented, “Reconnections gave me an opportunity to transition back into the workforce. It’s important to make that opportunity count. Exothermic gave me more than just a job. They gave me a career opportunity with skills training and the company sent me to school. I have been able to train others and help those who went through hard times to provide for their families.”

Exothermic Molding is a 50-year-old, third generation family-owned company that provides specialty plastics molding and additive manufacturing for a variety of industries using the latest technology. The company prides itself on maintaining a high-quality standard, as well as a favorable work environment with a defined career path for its employees.

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