Hytrol Among Founding Partners of New Ole Miss Engineering Affiliates Program

OXFORD, Miss.— Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc. is a founding partner of the new Industry Affiliates Program at the University of Mississippi’s School of Engineering.

The group met in October to discuss how to promote access to engineering talent, engage with faculty and leadership, and influence the direction of the School of Engineering. Hytrol and four other founding partners provide engineering students and faculty with high levels of involvement with industry members. 

“Throughout my career, I’ve learned that university-industry partnerships are critical in ever-changing times,” said Dave Puleo, dean of Ole Miss Engineering. “When working together, both organizations can lift the other and be poised for even greater success.”

Hytrol has worked with Ole Miss and other regional universities through the company’s academic partnership initiatives. 

“Hytrol enthusiastically invests in programs like the one at Ole Miss. We understand the far-reaching impact this investment has on the lives and livelihoods of people in our region,” said Hytrol’s Manager of Academic Partnerships, Christy Valentine.

Throughout the year, Industry Affiliates Program members have several opportunities to interact with Ole Miss students and faculty.  Events include a company-sponsored tailgate, careers fairs, advisory board meetings, and other networking opportunities.

“Partnerships like this one allow us to build relationships with students, recruit interns and potential employees, assist with shaping curricula, and effectively give back to our local community in a way that leaves a lasting impact,” said Valentine.  

To read more about Hytrol’s involvement at the University of Mississippi visit the Ole Miss College of Engineering’s website.

About Hytrol:

Hytrol designs and manufactures advanced conveyor systems for its customers. For more than 70 years, Hytrol has focused on creating innovative, customized conveyor solutions that help companies achieve their goals.