Winter has finally reared its head as we enter into the month of January, and while the holiday season is quickly winding down, business here at Leading Edge Industrial has not slowed in the slightest! In fact, our team is charging full speed ahead into several exciting new developments and avenues.

Our New Addition!

One change that the team is thrilled to announce is the recent addition of a full-time machinist. This position is immensely important to our business, as it will allow us to save time and significantly increase our efficiency and productivity in the manufacturing process. This gives us quicker lead times and allows our team to take on more projects. In addition, we now have the ability to delve into more research and development opportunities so we can continue to grow and evolve our business, training, and products. Essentially, greater efficiency = more time we get to spend tailoring our products and courses to our market’s evolving needs! To say we’re excited is an understatement.

Area 30 Career Center

“Explore Opportunities…Experience Excellence…Realize Potential”

Recently, our team has entered into a partnership with the Area 30 Career Center to help train Indiana’s workforce and combat the skills gap. They have purchased four machines (two mills and two lathes) and have enrolled several instructors in our training workshops in preparation of a CNC program in their adult education curriculum starting in March!

We are particularly eager to be involved in this project because we strongly agree with the vision and mission which the Area 30 Career Center embodies. This organization invests in students, grades K-12, as well as adults, and helps them identify their interests and passions. Not only that, but the organization provides resources and opportunities for these students to be able to reach their career goals and aspirations.

In addition to STEM fields, the Area 30 Career Center allows students to explore occupations in the medical, culinary, artistic fields and more!  While our team may have a slight bias towards manufacturing and STEM fields (yes, we admit it!), we recognize the intrinsic value coupled with allowing young students to explore and mold their passions while gaining hands-on experience and skills in the process. This better prepares our upcoming generation to enter the workforce, thus working to shrink the skills gap we are facing today. Great work, Area 30 Career Center, we are proud to work with you!

To learn more about Area 30 Career Center, visit their website:

Looking Ahead

It’s been a terrific start to the winter season, and we look forward to many new developments – including moving and settling into our new building! Don’t forget to keep up with us on social media for even more updates!