Event includes tours and workshops highlighting available manufacturing career paths
October 3, 2017, Bradford, PA, – In celebration of Manufacturing Day (MFG DAY), Zippo Manufacturing Co. and W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery will host local students and educators with a series of events including tours and workshops on Thursday, October 5. The day-long event – which will take place at the Zippo and Case factories from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm – will showcase the skills of numerous employees and demonstrate the latest technological advancements.
Zippo and Case have invited educators and 100 students representing five McKean County school districts to attend the day’s activities. As part of the itinerary, students will tour the manufacturing facility, learn about product development and testing, and explore the various departments and careers that contribute to manufacturing (Sales, HR, Marketing, IT, Engineering, Accounting, etc.). Both companies have interactive demonstrations planned throughout the day.
“After last year’s highly successful Manufacturing Day events, Zippo and Case are pleased to continue partnering with our local school districts and welcome these students to learn what manufacturing jobs are really like – it’s a diverse, innovative, and technology-enhanced environment open to many different career paths.” Said Mark Paup, President and Chief Executive Officer of Zippo and Case.
Zippo and Case are officially registered Manufacturing Day event sites, and attendance is by invitation only.
MFG DAY is held annually during the first week of October. It aims to address common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. By working with MFG DAY, manufacturers can address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry.Supported by a group of industry sponsors and co-producers, MFG DAY is designed to amplify the voice of individual manufacturers and coordinate 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 and help their communities and future generations thrive.