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Erick Ajax

Erick Ajax

Vice President E.J. Ajax and Sons

Erick Ajax is the Vice President and Co-Owner of E.J. Ajax and Sons, a third- generation company providing innovative metal forming solutions. Under his leadership, The Ajax plant instituted policies requiring at least 100 hours of professional development and education for every employee every year.

In addition to a range of other civic positions, Erick is a board member and past chair of the Minneapolis Public Schools Learning Center for Economics; a trustee of the Precision Metal Forming Education Foundation; a member of the board of advisors for Minnesota’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration; and a board member for “M-Powered,” a sector project involving employers, foundations, Minnesota trade associations, HIRED, and Hennepin Technical College to train entry and incumbent level workers for careers in precision metal forming. 

Watch Erick discuss the partnerships formed among competitors in his industry to develop a pipeline of workers to fill the jobs that remain unfilled and are hindering the ability of businesses to grow.