The Ville Platte Rotary Club met today for their regular weekly meeting. The guest speaker today was Jeff Conley, the plant manager at Cameron, a provider of flow equipment products, systems and services to worldwide oil, gas and process industries. Conley said Cameron is an eight billion dollar a year company. They employ about 28,000 people worldwide, with 3,500 employees in Louisiana and about 600 at both plants on the Ville Platte campus. They have about 120 machines in the factory. Conley said that Cameron has put on job fairs in the last nine months with machinist training classes, which last about three weeks, teaching the basics, and then provide on-the-job training for several months to develop skills. He said that employee retention is a problem with smaller communities because they wind up going to bigger cities. Every day, they conduct safety meetings. He said they are also very active in the community. Cameron has had significant job growth, and they expect job growth well into 2013.