By John Higgins, Marketing Manager, Ace Wire Spring & Form Co., Inc.
Ace Wire Spring & Form Co., Inc. is proudly celebrating "Manufacturing Day" 2018 on October 5th. Ace believes in supporting the local community and the education of young people in the field of manufacturing. To help students experience what manufacturing is all about Ace will be hosting two separate groups of students for a presentation and tour of the company's facility. The hope is that this event will help expand the minds of the students and that they will see the many opportunities for a career in the manufacturing industry.
This will be the third year in a row Ace Wire Spring has helped local students celebrate MFG DAY. In the past, we have had two schools come visit our office and facility, one in the morning session, and one in the afternoon. With the groups ranging from 5 students to 20 students (plus teachers), we have the event setup so that the students can have a one-on-one feel when learning about Manufacturing, and give them the chance to ask our Design Engineers and facility Craftsmen questions.
Interest in this opportunity for the students has risen, and this year we will be hosting four schools. Two will be on MFG DAY itself, and two will be on other days in the upcoming months. That is one of the beauties of this event and movement, MFG DAY can be experienced any day of the year.
Manufacturing Day (www.mfgday.com) is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. It is a chance for students to see the diverse career options that are innovative, impactful and durable. In response to a dire need in America, MFG DAY helps with the industry's major shortage of skilled workers. An estimated two million manufacturing jobs will go unfilled over the next decade due to companies' inability to find talent with the required skills. Several leading industry organizations determined five years ago the best way to combat this malady and reverse negative misperceptions people may have about manufacturing jobs and careers is to literally show "up close and personal" the exciting kind of work that takes place in plants across the U.S.
Supported by a group of industry sponsors and co-producers, MFG DAY amplifies the voice of individual manufacturers and coordinates a collective chorus of manufacturers with common concerns and challenges. The rallying point for a growing mass movement, MFG DAY empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.
Ace Wire Spring & Form Company (www.acewirespring.com) has manufactured custom precision springs for diverse applications since 1939. The ISO Certified/ITAR Registered Company develops and manufactures a wide variety of compression springs, extension springs, torsion springs, and wire forms.
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McKees Rocks, PA 15136