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Event DetailsFacility Tour / Presentation
October 7, 2016
2110 S Cedar St
Lansing, MI 48910
Local manufacturers to host plant tours for students in celebration of Manufacturing Day
Lansing, Mich. — Multiple manufacturers across the region will open their doors simultaneously to celebrate National Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) on Oct. 7, 2016. These events are part of an effort to change people’s perceptions about today’s manufacturing environment and draw attention to the outstanding opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide.
The Capital Area Manufacturing Council (CAMC), Lansing Community College and the City of Lansing are coordinating the region-wide initiative, covering Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Ionia and Livingston Counties, with the goal of exposing 1,000 elementary, middle and high school students to local manufacturing career opportunities in one day.
Twenty manufacturers are participating: Alro Steel (Potterville), Cameron Tool Corporation, Capital Steel & Wire, Chassix, Dakkota Integrated Systems, Demmer Corporation, Emergent BioSolutions, Eckhart, Enprotech, Franchino Mold and Engineering, GSE Machining and Fabrication, IMPCO, KIRCHHOFF Van Rob, L & W Engineering, MAHLE Engine Components USA, Niowave, Peckham, RSDC, Spartan Motors and Triton Industries. Impression 5 will also open their doors to 350 elementary school students!
Students from all five counties will be participating, including the Lansing School District, Capital Area Career Center, Clinton County RESA Career Connections, Howell High School, Heartlands Institute of Technology and Eaton RESA Career Preparation Center.
“This is a great opportunity for local manufacturers to showcase their facilities and to highlight career options that pay extremely well compared to other industries,” said Michelle Cordano, CAMC executive director. “The average age of a manufacturing employee is 56 years old, and between now and 2020, there will be an unprecedented shortage of skilled workers who will need to be replaced.”
Manufacturing Day is national event executed at the local level with the support of thousands of manufacturers as they host students, teachers, parents, job seekers and other local community members at open houses, plant tours and presentations designed to showcase modern manufacturing technology and careers.
CAMC is an important business alliance in mid-Michigan, represented by manufacturing executives and HR professionals. A CAMC membership offers many benefits, such as increased knowledge of industries best practices by networking with innovative and forward-thinking peers, collaborated training efforts, outreach to Michigan’s youth, member meetings and industry tours. For more information visit www.camconline.org.
More information on Manufacturing Day is available at www.mfgday.com.
• See manufacturing in action!
• Meet the people who work in the field and hear their passion for their jobs
• Learn about educational pathways that lead to good jobs in manufacturing
• See that manufacturing has evolved, and offers great careers!
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About Capital Area Manufacturing Council
The Capital Area Manufacturing Council (CAMC) is an important business alliance in Mid-Michigan, represented by manufacturing executives and HR professionals. A CAMC membership offers many benefits, such as increased knowledge of industries best practices by networking with innovative and forward-thinking peers, collaborated training efforts, outreach to Michigan’s youth, meaningful agendas member meetings and industry tours.