National celebrations are about to begin around the country and Rockford will participate. The first-ever Manufacturing Day will highlight the sector’s importance to the nation’s economy and draw attention to the many rewarding high-skill jobs available in the industrial fields.
The effort is co-produced by Rockford, Ill.-based Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), the U.S. Commerce Department’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and The Manufacturing Institute. It is supported by dozens of national and regional manufacturing associations and allied programs.
Through open houses, public tours, career workshops and other events held at participating facilities across the country on Oct. 5, the sponsors hope to introduce as many people as possible to the important role played by manufacturing both in local communities and nationwide. As of today, more than 220 events are being planned nationwide.
Local companies that are hosting tours include: Seward Screw, ANPEC Industries, UTC Aerospace, Header Die and Tool, RJ Link, Forest City Gear, GE Aviation, Ingersoll machine Tools, Superior Joining technologies, Energy Dynamics, Professional Graphics and Rockford Linear Actuation.
Participating schools include Winnebago, Roosevelt, east, Jefferson, Auburn and Gilford.
Local television will be be having coverage and the Rockford Register Star will have print coverage later this week. Winnebago County Board Chairman Christiansen issued a Proclamation recognizing National Manufacturing Day.
Look forward to a successful day introducing our youth to careers in manufacturing!