Manufacturing Day would not be complete if it did not offer opportunities to hire our heroes—the men and women who have served in the U.S. military. Veterans play an important role in closing the skills gap. They have skills that make them uniquely suited to careers in manufacturing.
That’s why Falcon Metal Corporation and The Employers Association of Charlotte, North Carolina, will make veterans the focus of their Manufacturing Day activities, starting with a Hiring Our Heroes career fair connecting at least two dozen local manufacturers with local veterans. These companies will offer on-the-spot job interviews and opportunities for full-time, high-paying positions. Non-profits that serve veterans in the community will also be on hand, and so will Central Piedmont Community College, promoting apprenticeship programs that provide critical training for manufacturing careers. Following the career fair and cultural representations of U.S. manufacturing in action, a free ice cream reception will provide further networking opportunities. Falcon and The Employers Association will donate all proceeds from tips to the USO-North Carolina.
More than 400 miles away, Falcon will host a simultaneous Manufacturing Day at its 6,500-square foot distribution facility in Louisville, Kentucky. Proceeds from the ice cream social at the facility will benefit the USO-Fort Campbell.
Falcon recently expanded the distribution facility to better serve the growing manufacturing sector in Kentucky and Indiana. It’s yet another example of the vitality of manufacturing in the United States—and another reason why events like Manufacturing Day are so important to spread the word, said Falcon President Dan Nowak. “The demise of the U.S. manufacturing sector has been greatly exaggerated, and now more than ever, it is critically important we support our manufacturing base,” he said. “It is not only a key component to today’s economic recovery and but an integral part in creating sustainable long-term economic growth for America. Falcon Metal is committed to helping manufacturers be more productive and cost competitive on the world stage.”
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