Two weeks from today, manufacturing professionals around the country will be throwing open their shop doors to celebrate Manufacturing Day, a National Association of Manufacturers-sponsored effort to inform the general public about the value of manufacturing and manufacturing careers in the United States. As the Manufacturing Day website says, the event is “for students, parents, educators, media, customers, suppliers and the community at large.”
In anticipation of the event, here are a few announcements about events around the country you might want to check out.
San Diego-based organization Workshops for Warriors will open its facility doors so veterans can find out about manufacturing career options with their free vocational education offerings (via Modern Machine Shop).
National insurance provider CAN is endorsing the event as an important career opportunity, and will be hosting an Oct. 26 webinar entitled “Human Factors – The Aging Workforce” to keep the conversation about the labor gap in the public eye (via Herald Online).
Milwaukee media outlet BizTimes spoke with metal fabricating company GenMet, which will host factory tours from noon to 6 p.m. on the day. “We’d like the whole community to come and see what manufacturing is because there’s so much unknown about it as well as some misconceptions,” President Mary Isbister said (via BizTimes).
Companies in the Dayton, Ohio, area, like Dysinger Inc., FC Industries Inc. and Stillwater Technologies Inc., will hold facility tours, focusing on inviting students, parents and educators to see what 21st-century manufacturing is all about (via Dayton Business Journal).
Will your company sponsor factory tours or an open house for Manufacturing Day? How are you getting involved? Tell us in the comments!