Jefferson County Development Corporation Event

Event Details

Facility Tour

October 5, 2017 9:00am - 3:00pm

200 Potomac Blvd
Mount Vernon, IL 62864

Jefferson County Development Corporation is working with ManTraCon, area manufacturers, high schools in Jefferson County, and Rend Lake College to bring YOU a series of plant tours and lunch discussion here in Jefferson County, Illinois. Participants will experience a series of three tours each!

GROUP A: Tour of Continental Tire the Americas, National Railway Equipment, and PPG Industries

GROUP B: Tour of Magnum Steel Works, Phoenix Modular Elevator, and Schulte Industries

School groups can expect to register through their appropriate community college or high school. Members of the public can register RIGHT HERE ON THIS SITE. But don't wait - there are only 40 slots available to the general public!

Those participating will have the opportunity to learn all about new and innovative manufacturing processes, even robotics! There is a wide variety of related job opportunities and career pathways that 21st Century manufacturing has to offer. Some employers pay for additional training to help people with a lifelong rewarding job right out of high school. There's lots to learn and we look forward to seeing you there!

Transportation for the public will be on your own and we will designate you with one of six groups on the rotation. Each registrant will be placed with a group to tour three of the facilities offered; two in the morning and one after lunch.

IMPORTANT: Participants may not wear open-toed shoes and must wear long pants. Participants driving to tour sites must report to the locations on time for selected tours. Some of these plants have a strict cell phone policy and participants must leave their phones in their vehicle. Also, non-U.S. citizens are welcome and encouraged to attend, but at least one company requires advanced registration and sign-in, so please no surprises! We will do our utmost to make the routes convenient for your attendance and to also make it possible for parents to tour with their students.

Final details on this event are subject to minor modifications. We appreciate your flexibility.

For More Event Information
Jonathon Hallberg
(618) 244-3554

About Jefferson County Development Corporation

The Jefferson County Development Corporation (JCDC) is an economic development agency serving Jefferson County in Southern Illinois. The JCDC is a unique partnership of private industry, local and state government, local and state agencies, education, cultural entities, and faith-based organizations which provide a resourceful and flexible environment to implement strategy for economic development. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation engaged in business attraction, expansion, retention, workforce development and entrepreneurship assistance.