Hocker North America Invests in Industry Future


Ada, MI – Investment is the core operating value at Hocker North America. From investing in client success, to clean air and environmental sustainability, to energy management and efficiency, Hocker North America is ready and willing to go the extra mile. 

During the month of December, Hocker North America took on one of their most important investments to date – investing in the future of the woodworking industry. Partnering with the Manufacturing Industry Learning Lab (MILL) in Colorado, Hocker proudly joined forces with one of the most cutting-edge educational programs in the United States. 

The MILL works to educate and train students in the areas of wood manufacturing, cabinet making, and construction. This training provides a proving ground for experienced industry professionals ready and excited to enter the workforce. 

Hocker North America donated a JT350, a mobile dust collection unit. This mobile dust collector is ideal for the program as it continues to grow, expand, and evolve. The machine is one of the most powerful mobile dust management machines offered by Hocker North America. It can be perfectly paired with various CNC machinery. This collector is a re-deployable asset, giving the customer the flexibility needed in a constantly changing environment. The unit also features the ability for continuous operation and an incredible filter bag life. 

“We love investing in projects like this,” says the Hocker family. “It is such a great opportunity and a privilege to invest in the success of students, specifically in our industry. We could not be more excited for this partnership with the MILL.”

Hocker North America is leading the way with over 50 years of experience in the dust collection industry. The Michigan based company provides comprehensive dust collection material handling services to all types and sizes of manufacturers in the woodworking, plastics, and paper industries.