Event DetailsFacility Tour / Job Fair / Manufacturing Expo / Presentation
October 6, 2017 9:30am - 4:00pm
1 University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44555
This year Manufacturing Day Youngstown hosted 500 participants, including: 300+ K-12 students, 30 volunteers from YSU consisting of Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, 18 industry organizations providing industry showcase displays and nearly 50 other volunteers.
The day began at the Williamson College of Business Auditorium with welcome by Dr. Darrell Wallace STEM College, Youngstown State University President Jim Tressell, Provost Abraham, and the introduction to Manufacturing Day was made by Cris Young, EVP of Hudson Fasteners, Inc. As tradition has it the day officially begins with Cris' speech and introduction of the Mayor for the Manufacturing Day Proclamation reading. After the first proclamation was read keynote speaker Mitchell Joseph, CEO and Founder of Chill Can talked to the audience about the history of manufacturing in Youngstown. Mr. Joseph has a long family history in the City of Youngstown; his family owned the Star Bottling Co. in the 1940's. He grew up in the area and has now returned to develop the original site of the family business with his state of the art manufacturing & R & D center. Students learned about the skills that Mr. Joseph's company will be looking for in future hires needed in their 9 building complex.
The day got off to an incredible start with all of the speakers! Then we were honored by all of the Official Proclamation readings from:
o Proclamation: Youngstown Mayor John McNally
o Proclamation: Congressman Tim Ryan - represented by staffer Catey Breck
o Proclamation: Congressman Bill Johnson - represented by staffer Paul Mitchell
o Proclamation: Governor John Kasich - represented by Susan Fotlz, Director of the Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership
o Proclamation: Treasurer of State Josh Mandel – represented by staffer Eric Synenberg
Then the day got underway at the Industry Showcase. Students were able to speak with organizations and companies such as: Arconic, GE Additive, Goodyear, Vallourec, ExOne, America Makes and other local manufacturers including 3D Printing companies. Students participated in several events throughout the day including: Introduction: 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing workshop, STEM College tours at YSU Launch Lab, CNC Machining and Ballistics Lab, Robotics and Automation Lab, Center for Innovation in Additive Manufacturing, Bliss Hall Foundry, and the Museum of Labor and Industry.
Youngstown State University STEM College also sponsored a 3D Design Competition for students in two categories, K-12 and university students. The winners had great ideas for products and will be working to develop their ideas with local resources. The first place winners each received a 3D Printer, and each runner up took home a 3D Pen.
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Thank you to the Manufacturing Day Youngstown committee for all their hard work leading up to the event. Thank you to Youngstown State University for hosting the Manufacturing Day event, special thanks to President Tressel, Provost Abraham, Dean Steelant, Dean Licata, Dr. Darrell Wallace, and the YSU staff and students that worked to make the day a great success. We also want to thank the City of Youngstown, America Makes, Youngstown Business Incubator, and all the businesses that participated in the Industry Showcase.
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Lisa J. Kleinhandler
About 1 Industrial Way | Hudson Fasteners
"Fastenating" since 1936. Fast forward, almost 80 years later, third generation owners Lisa J. Kleinhandler and Cris A. Young are very passionate small business owners, they enjoy the opportunity to carry on their family tradition. This executive team has taken to heart their family legacy and passion for the industrial supply market. Their passion for providing excellent customer experience led them to design and develop a product sourcing B2B ecommerce platform and industrial network, that streamlines, simplifies and expedites the ordering of fasteners and industrial supplies. They were recently awarded a US Patent for their eCommerce technology. Over 44,000 fastening products from stock, same day shipping 99% of the time! Specializing in security screws, fasteners and tools for all tamper proof applications.