Cooper Tire & Rubber Company will again connect with more than 10,000 students—primarily eighth graders—for MFG Day events this year. The company will focus on communities where it has major facilities—Findlay, Ohio; Texarkana, Ark.; and Tupelo, Miss.
In addition to participating in two community-wide local efforts, Cooper will host its own “Manufacturing Experience,” which includes highly interactive activities planned by the company’s Dream Team, a group of approximately 40 early-career employees from across the company who volunteer to showcase the advantages of careers in manufacturing throughout the year.
Whirlpool is marking Mfg. Day with the continuation of its global photojournalism project, "Places That Matter." The project features a series of videos that chronicle the stories of the communities around the world where the company's appliances are made, and the people that make them.
The video series aims to inspire the next generation of manufacturing innovation.
Mfg. Day is in full force at Honda’s Anna Engine Plant! Over 800 students from 24 local high schools, 8 colleges, and three career centers visited the plant for a full day of activities including an interactive plant tour, career opportunities and more!
Operations Director Tricia Wilson at SKF explains spindler repair, which is 40% of the Cleveland’s plant business, to students from Beaumont High School. The students were touring area plants as part of IndustryWeek’s Manufacturing Day events.
In honor of National Manufacturing Day, Desktop Metal invited thought leaders in additive manufacturing to come together for a roundtable discussion on the future of AM and the next frontier for the manufacturing industry.The thought-provoking discussion covered a variety of topics including where we are today with the adoption of AM; what is the impact of current tools and technologies on the concept of design for AM; how do we educate and inspire today’s engineers as well as future generations; and what is the road ahead and the opportunities for AM across industries - from automotive to medical?
As part of IndustyWeek’s celebration of Manufacturing Day, students from John Marshall High School in Cleveland, Ohio toured a facility of Foseco. The company manufacturers consumable products to the global foundry industry.
Textron Aviation Inc., the manufacturer of Beechcraft and Cessna airplanes, welcomed students to its factory. “Today we open our doors to share the excitement of manufacturing – and everything it makes possible – with the innovators of tomorrow.”
Piedmont's Ag. Mechanics students touring Charlotte Pipe. "What an awesome manufacturer and great to see many of our Piedmont Alumni working there! "
IDEX Fire and Safety
IDEX Fire and Safety
Burlington High School students in the RAD program visit IDEX Fire and Safety to learn about equipment manufactured for fire trucks including the water pump made in the U.S.
L&L Products, manufacturers of static sealing, vibration reduction, and composite components, welcomed Romeo High School into their facilities. “We hope to ignite a spark in some young people today to learn about the fascinating world of manufacturing.”
Students from Zeeland schools in Michigan had an interactive experience in their visit to Fogg Filler, a machining manufacturer.
Students visiting GKN on Manufacturingt Day. At least 50% of all the vehicles driving on roadways now worldwide have a GKN-manufactured part
Students learn about PLC tech and other automation production equipment utilized at Berry Global's facility. Berry Global, In. based in Evansville, Ind., is manufacturer of plastic packaging products, based in Evansville, Indiana and employs 48,000 across 290 facilities globally.
Stanley Black & Decker
Stanley Black and Decker welcomed hundreds of students, education and community leaders to their sites across the globe to showcase modern manufacturing careers.
In honor of Mfg. Day, ITAC, which is an advanced manufacturing and technology advisement firm, hosted a panel discussion on fashion manufacturing. The panel presented on emerging business models that manufacturers are now adopting to succeed in NYC; as well as the increased awareness around equity and inclusion that we are witnessing in a variety of forms.
After the discussion seven factories -- HD Fashion Inc., M&S Schmalberg, New York Embroidery Studio, Stoll America, Sunrise Studio, Tom’s Sons International Pleating, and Boss Studio NY -- offered tours of their operations.
Fori Automation Inc., a provider of automated systems for aerospace, automotive and defense industries based in Shelby, Michigan, showed students the latest in automation.
“We are excited to participate in our 6th Mfg. Day and showcase the latest in manufacturing and automation to the next generation of innovators."
For Mfg. Day Northland Career Center Welding classes visited Marlen International, a manufacturer of food processing equipment.
Protolabs, a provider of rapid prototyping and on-demand production, hosted university and high school students at their 77,000 sq. ft 3D printing facility in Raleigh, N.C. At the event, students heard from CEO Vicki Holt, team members and industry thought leaders, about the career possibilities available in digital manufacturing.
In observance of Manufacturing Day, Kronos Incorporated participated in a showcase of advanced manufacturing concepts on Oct. 1 at Black Hawk College in Moline, Illinois.
The event was intended for eighth-grade students to learn about future careers in manufacturing and provided opportunities to interact with leaders from local manufacturing employers and colleges.
More than 250 high school students from schools across the Southern Tier of New York convened at The Raymond Corporation’s headquarters in Greene to explore careers in manufacturing through interactive demonstrations and presentations. Raymond professionals led students through engaging activities, including testing the Raymond Virtual Reality Simulator and Welding Simulator.
Weber Metals, Inc.
Weber Metals, Inc.
To celebrate Mfg. Day, Weber Metals Inc. which forges high-performance aluminum and titanium structural components, provided a range of hands-on activities from
different departments including environmental engineering, which demonstrated an up-flow filter system. The Metallurgy department explained Tencel testing, and Automation Engineering gave a demonstration of programmable logic controller computer demonstration. Students also got to see a part run through penetrant and toured the company's 60,000 ton press and hand forging operations..
“We’re really wanted to make this event very special, and aimed to show the students how a career in manufacturing/engineering can be high-tech and located in their own community.”
KION North America
KION North America
On October 4, 2019, Manufacturing Day, KION North America hosted more than 35 Juniors and Seniors from South Carolina High Schools in Berkeley, Charleston and Fairfield Counties.
“Manufacturing Day is a great opportunity for KION North America to open its doors for students, teachers and community leaders to learn more about our business and what we are doing here in Summerville, South Carolina. It is very encouraging for us to work with future workforce generations and hopefully attract them with a career in a technical field,” said Daniel Schlegel, vice president of Operations.