Walt Whitman Students Connect with Estée Lauder

An executive explains how every worker is essential to delivering a quality product. thumbnail138942
An executive explains how every worker is essential to delivering a quality product.
Students show off their new Estée wardrobe. Check out the cool shoes! thumbnail138943
Students show off their new Estée wardrobe. Check out the cool shoes!
Students learn that machines work faster than humans on the assembly line of the manufacturing floor but, they still need humans to operate them! thumbnail138944
Students learn that machines work faster than humans on the assembly line of the manufacturing floor but, they still need humans to operate them!

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skincare, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products hosted Business Students from Walt Whitman High School for Manufacturing Day 2019.

Mr. Callahan’s Business students were VIP guests on a guided tour of Estée Lauder’s 300,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Melville, New York. The students walked the manufacturing floor donned head-to-toe in white lab coats, hairnets, safety glasses, and steel-toed safety shoes, visiting mixing and compounding rooms, testing areas, and laboratories. Students observed product processes from raw material intake to high-speed packaging centers where people work collaboratively with precision machine equipment filling hundreds of bottles per minute with high-end creams and moisturizers. Those products are then individually packaged, a machine automatically seals them in a clear plastic wrapper, boxed by the gross, and returned to an automated material handling system to be shipped around the globe.

Thank you to the entire Estée Lauder Melville plant operations personnel for making this a great day. And a special thank you to the following people who were instrumental in making our day a great success:

Jill Zweigbaum: Manager - Human Resources, David Santiago: Executive Director - Plant Manager, Joe Tornabe: Executive Director - Human Resources, Don Smith: Manager Continuous Improvement, Maria Malovich: Executive Director - Industrial Engineering, Patricia Martinez: Director - Validation, Michaelangelo Colon: Mechanic