Currier Plastics announced Wednesday that it has teamed up with Cayuga Community College to help create the school's first plastics technology program.

In 2012, CCC was awarded a grant that would allow them to develop an advanced manufacturing project in the plastics industry. The college has now started working on designs for a new plastics lab that would include high-end plastic-making technology such as an injection molding machine and a conveyer.

"This lab is going to be quite the showpiece for the community, industry and students," Sam Ware, automation engineer at Currier Plastics, said in a statement.

CCC also has plans to build a mini factory in the future to give students hands-on experience with real-world situations, according to a news release from Currier Plastics, and the facilities are being designed by CCC architecture students.

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