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Making a Positive Connection in our Communities

Just as we’re committed to providing best-in-class graphite electrodes to our customers, we’re also committed to making a positive impact in the communities where we live and work.

Spending Time Where It Counts

Being an integral part of the communities we’re located in is important to us. From volunteering in Special Olympics tournaments, coaching Little League sports, and lending a helping hand to those in need, Tokai and our employees contribute every day to help our communities become stronger, happier places to live and work.

Expanding Education & Opportunity

Enriching Lives Through our Sponsorship with KY FAME

Similar to an apprenticeship program, our Hickman facility is working with The Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (KY FAME), to provide part-time, hands-on work experience to high school students and veterans. During the program, the students also gain the classroom experience & crucial knowledge to perform the job from WKCTC. At the end of the program, students earn an Associate degree in Applied Science in the Industrial Maintenance Technology Advanced Manufacturing Technician Track.

By sponsoring a student, we provide a valuable work experience, competitive pay, and a flexible schedule while the student is completing their degree, and we have the opportunity to hire the student as a full-time employee after they complete the program. In addition to the degree, the students earn lifelong skills that will enrich their community and lifestyle.

We offer internships as well for students interested in the Graphite Electrode industry.

Building the Future Through Technology in our Elementary Schools

Ozark was able to positively impact a local school through their donation of decommissioned desktop and laptop computers.

Instead of sending the equipment to be recycled after the site upgraded to new computer systems, the old computers were refurbished, cleared of all data, reset to original specifications, and donated to an organization that could still benefit prom their use—The Bethel School. Victoria Brinson, the school administrator, wrote to thank Tokai stating, “We feel that the access to this technology will greatly benefit our students, and we are so glad you are helping us to give them this opportunity.”