18 Aug National Manufacturing Day
Manufacturing Day is an opportunity for manufacturers and industries to highlight their work and their workers and to energize a future pipeline of skilled workers. Last year was a first for McPherson with Viega opening their doors for tours and making their announcement of a 80,000 square foot plant expansion to manufacture their metal fittings. Viega had 104 area college students, 54 area high school students and 89 business representatives tour their facility.
The McPherson Chamber of Commerce has requested a proclamation to designate the month of October as manufacturing month in McPherson County, although the official national recognized day is Friday, October 2, 2015. The McPherson Chamber of Commerce and McPherson Industrial Development Company are encouraging county industries and manufacturers to open their doors and invite young people to experience and showcase the potential of modern manufacturing and foster interest in manufacturing careers.
Students, teachers, parents and job seekers can see for themselves that manufacturing provides clean, safe, high-tech environments in which to pursue challenging, creative well-paid careers. By providing this opportunity, we anticipate more young people will want to follow a manufacturing career path.
If you are interested in hosting an open house or hosting students in your place of business during the month of October, please contact Jennifer Burch, McPherson Chamber of Commerce, 241-3303. She will be glad to assist you in making the arrangements.