Committed to the common good
As a family run company since 1921, we are aware of our responsibility as an employer and member of society. We are happy to be involved in the communities we call home. As diverse as our involvement may be, it always pursues one goal: Balluff is commited to the common good.
Our youth – our chance
As the skills gap in manufacturing grows, we recognize that engaging our youth is an important responsibility for every member of the manufacturing community. With programs at the elementary, middle, and high-school levels, we encourage kids to pursue manufacturing, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), and trade school career opportunities. At the university level, we share our passion for automation and provide internship and co-op opportunities.
Working in a partnership with Phoenix Contact, Purdue University, College of Charleston and additional vendors, Balluff trains middle school teachers on the use of donated sensor technologies. The teachers then provide an afterschool program teaching programming, automation and health/fitness objectives to students. The students create an "exergame" and compete with other schools judged by a panel of professors and industry advisors.https://techfit.tech.purdue.edu/
Educational partnerships with schools
Balluff has educational partnerships with several schools throughout the region. Assisting students as they enter working life is the goal of these partnerships. Providing internships and co-op experiences engages students and helps foster a passion for automation and manufacturing.
Manufacturing Day Event
On the first Friday of October, Balluff hosts an open to the public event in our Florence, KY facility. This nationwide event is offered by over 2500 companies around the US. At the Balluff event, we offer hands-on manufacturing and sensor experiences as well as a tour of our automated inventory management facility, lean workcells, and flexible manufacturing production area. Over 200 people registered in 2016! www.mfgday.com
Fundraising & Charity Work
Balluff works with multiple charitable organizations around the Northern Kentucky & Cincinnati area. We sponsor run/walk fundraising teams for a variety of races like: the American Heart Association Mini Marathon & 5k, Color Run, Relay for Life, and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. Our employees come together to support fundraising, food drives & toy drives for a number of organizations.