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Chicago High School Students Open Manufacturing Co-operative
May 15, 2013 7:23 PM Subscribe
Chicago is bringing the co-operation in all kinds of ways these days.
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First the opening of New Era Windows Cooperative
last week, now this:Four African-American high school students at the Austin Polytechnical Academy (APA) in Chicago are applying their computer-aided manufacturing skills to a new worker-run business. The cooperative, called MECH Creations, will manufacture trumpet mouthpieces at APA, 231 N. Pine Avenue, Chicago, IL. With assistance from the Center for Workplace Democracy (CDW) and Manufacturing Renaissance (formerly Center for Community and Labor Research), the students, now business owners, have secured a patented design, created a business plan, acquired materials, and are ready to begin production this May.
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