Posted on March 7, 2017

Lyle Topa, a polymer compounding engineer at Cable Components Group in Pawcatuck, Conn. Photo courtesy of Lyle Topa.
KINGSTON, R.I., — March 7, 2017—Working as an auto mechanic in high school, Lyle Topa knew he wanted a career that would enable him to use his hands as well as his mind.

He found it two weeks after graduating from the University of Rhode Island last year, advancing from mechanic to mechanical engineer when he was hired by Cable Components Group, of Pawcatuck, Conn., to help with the installation of two new compounding lines.

A manufacturer of extruded products used in wire and cable, optical fiber and industrial non-woven products, the company invested in two lines to produce the plastic compounds used in its products.

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