The month of October celebrates Manufacturing Month. On Friday, October 6th, we celebrated MFG Day at Valley Forge. We welcomed a variety of students, ranging from high school to college, and the public into the shop and had two tours of the facility. Each group toured the VF shop and had the opportunity to explore and get an in depth view of our advanced ERP System, engineering, drafting and design, large hot-headed forging, heat treat, roll threading, CNC machining and Load Indicating Technology. We also received a special visit from Todd Boppell, the COO of NAM (National Association of Manufacturers). Todd helped us to communicate the reason for MFG Day across America, to help dispel the stigma of working in manufacturing. This was a great success for growing our event from the first time we held it in 2016. We also had the great fortune of ABC15 News reporter John Genovese stopping by. Him and his crew filmed one tour and did some great interviews in the shop. VFB made the news program with three airings on ABC15 Monday, October 9.
Valley Forge really is passionate about this event and its cause across America. We are commited to growing the event each year and look forward to 2018!