Welding, Orchard Machinery, and Cool Ag Jobs

FARMS Leadership | North State | December 3, 2019

Location of Field Day:
Orchard Machinery Company, Yuba City

Field Day Hosts:
Orchard Machinery Company Staff:
Don Mayo, CEO
Brian Anderson, Vice President
Taylor Brady, Head of Engineering
Isaacson, Mechanical Engineer
Brian Kaufman, Parts Manager
Haige Brown, Shop Manager, Rubber Finger | Valve Assembly
Daryn Avalos, Component Fab Manager, Welding
Lucas Skinner, Robotic Fab Manager: Robotic Welding

Summary:
North State FARMS students had an impressive tour and hands on field day at Orchard Machinery Corporation. Founded in 1961, producing hydraulic tree shakers to enable a more efficient prune harvest, OMC’s tree shaker replaced time consuming and labor-intensive field work with a reliable mechanized alternative. Students were welcomed by CEO Don Mayo. Mr. Mayo has been with the company for 50 years, and has overseen the growth of the small machine shop to fully mechanized and computerized manufacturing and fabrication international organization. OMC produces tree shakers, material handling systems, transportation products and offers professional service and support in the industry.

Students really enjoyed the tour and hands on activities led by the many staff at the company. They also benefited from meeting so many different people with different jobs related to agriculture!

OMC is a new partner for CLBL and we look forward to exposing future ag leaders to the diverse career opportunities at OMC. We are grateful for the generous and thoughtful time OMC spent with our students!

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