Faces of Manufacturing 2023: Uniquely Rewarding, Every Day Brings a New Challenge

Oct. 6, 2023
To celebrate Manufacturing Day 2023, we asked manufacturing workers to tell us why they love their vocation. Here are their stories.

It takes a village of talent to build a manufactured product, and it's IndustryWeek's pleasure to shine a light on some of the people who embrace the challenge.

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As we've done in the past few years, IW put out a call for worker profiles for Manufacturing Day. In response, we heard from workers who find great satisfaction in making a tangible product and who like to solve problems. We heard from employees who value team work and who like to teach the next generation. We heard from workers who are enthused about operating cool technologies and others who enjoy helping customers install new equipment and repair older equipment.

We heard from workers who love manufacturing.

Usually, IndustryWeek editors are telling the stories of manufacturers who are making a difference in their industry. This feature is different: The manufacturers themselves are sharing their stories directly.

Enjoy the slideshow.

The following individuals are featured:

  • Flex: Rahul Katkar
  • Great Day Improvements: Katherine Devora
  • Sandvik Coromant: Tracy Rhodes
  • Designatronics: Keith Bauer
  • Hatch Stamping Co.: Kalene Nelson
  • The Raymond Corporation: Michael Kretzmer
  • Valmet: Thierry Boily
  • Wabash: Brian Bauman
  • Red Lion Controls: Laura Burkholder
  • Orbis Corp.: Todd Wudke
  • Festo Didactic: Mike Nager

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