Door County Manufacturing Days 2018

Watch a robotic welder zap metal parts together at Therma Tron-X, or taste chocolate chip cookies baked in 45 seconds in an industrial oven made at Hatco Corporation (pictured). These experiences and many more await you, your family, friends and co-workers during the second Door County Manufacturing Day, October 27, 2018, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. The public is invited for free tours of 12 manufacturing and production companies’ facilities in Sturgeon Bay.


This event is hosted by Door County Economic Development Corporation, and sponsored and supported by Door County Manufacturers Association and NEW Manufacturing Alliance.

Our future workforce will have the opportunity to explore career options here in Door County, when 200 high school sophomores from the four Door County mainland high schools will tour 12 businesses Thursday, October 25. The businesses include: Cadence, Inc., ExacTech, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, Hatco Corporation, Hi-Tec Fabrication, Key Industrial Plastics, Marine Travelift, Inc., N.E.W. Industries, Pro Products. Inc., Therma Tron-X, Inc., Sunshine House, Inc., and WireTech Manufacturing.

Added this year is a Job Fair at the participating businesses. If you’re searching for a new job or career, bring your resume and prepare to engage with companies that are currently hiring. Tour the business, talk to people who work there, and apply on site.

For safety, please wear closed-toed shoes on the tours – these are active manufacturing and design facilities. Northeast Wisconsin Technical College will have its ElectroMechanical Mobile Lab in the Sunshine House parking lot on Saturday. This 53-foot trailer is designed to introduce students to advanced manufacturing careers through hands-on experience with the customized equipment housed within the mobile lab. The Sunshine House will also host a brat fry from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday tours are free of charge. Donations are encouraged to support the Door County Business & Education Partnership, an initiative of DCEDC. Information about the businesses and a map of the industrial park will be available at each participating manufacturing company and at the Information Tent on the corner of Neenah Ave and Hwy 42 (stop light).

“Helping our businesses reach their maximum efficiency and capacity is our goal in adding a Job Fair to this year’s Manufacturing Day, and we want to give everyone an opportunity to explore and learn about all the high-tech manufacturing facilities we have right here in Sturgeon Bay,” said Paige Funkhouser, DCEDC Economic Development Manager. “We want to engage students by showing them the diverse, creative, and professional jobs available in manufacturing careers. These businesses provide living wages through year-round jobs in Door County. Most offer excellent medical and retirement benefits, in addition to incentives and workplace culture benefits. Bring your family, friends, neighbors, and anybody thinking about changing jobs or careers!”

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