Manufacturing Days – Inaugural event planned for Oct. 20-21

Curious what’s inside some of those big buildings in the Sturgeon Bay Industrial Park? Maybe you’re thinking about a job change. Come see what’s inside during Manufacturing Days this Saturday, October 21 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Free tours of seven businesses will be offered on the half hour: Cadence, Inc., Hatco Corporation, Hi Tec Fabrication, Key Industrial Plastics, N.E.W. Industries, Sunshine House – featuring NWTC’s ElectroMech Mobile Lab, and Therma-Tron-X, Inc. 
Choose your own route from business to business, and when you get hungry, stop by the Sunshine House for a tour of their facilities, NWTC’s ElectroMech Mobile Lab and a fundraiser brat fry from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Approximately 270 students from the four Door County mainland high schools will tour nine businesses from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Oct. 20. The businesses include Hatco Corporation, Pro Products, Therma-Tron-X, Cadence, N.E.W. Industries, Key Industrial Plastics, DCEDC, Hi-Tec, and Sunshine House.

Admission for Saturday’s event is FREE and open to the public. DCEDC will be hosting an informational tent near the entrance to the Industrial Park off of S. Neenah Ave. You are welcome to begin at any participating business. 

“We are excited and proud to showcase many of our county’s manufacturers and their diverse career opportunities,” said Caleb Frostman, DCEDC Executive Director. “With today’s extreme workforce shortage in the skilled trades, we think it’s beneficial for students that are interested in STEM fields, and for our manufacturers who are looking to enlighten and inform the public to the new reality of manufacturing in 2017.From 3-D printers, to automation, to clean, well-lit, state of the art facilities, manufacturing careers offer the intellectual rigor today’s young people demand in a profession, as well as the opportunity for a good living. We are very grateful to have so many businesses participate in this first year and hope to expand the event in future years.”

Thank you to our sponsors: Door County Manufacturers Association, the NEW Manufacturing Alliance, and the participating businesses and schools!

Posted in News |

Comments are closed.