The Montana Manufacturing Extension Center in Bozeman is encouraging manufacturers to plan an event to recognize Manufacturing Day which is October 4. The organization says there are lots of options:
* Tours of your facility, especially if you have new equipment or processes
* Product demonstrations
* Learning and hands-on activities for children and students, at your site or at schools.
Another idea: invite a teacher – or perhaps a group of teachers. They are the ones who touch the future generation who will carry forward the industry. To see first-hand how the technology to which they are introducing students is actually used is very enlightening and helps encourage students to understand the many opportunities before them.
For more ideas and for assistance contact MMEC at http://www. montana.edu/ mmec/ news/ MFGDay.html