Manufacturing Day was a phenomenal success – more than 800 events were held nationwide as people got a hands on sense of what modern manufacturing really is – sleek, innovative and technologically driven. Manufacturing was driving the conversation online as companies and members of their local communities fully engaged on Twitter, Facebook, and other social mediums.
At Hagerstown, Maryland, the Volvo Trucks Plant hosted an open house, taking local students onto the shop floor and giving them a front row view of how they do business. The Franklin County Career and Technology Center in Southern Pennsylvania joined Volvo employees to tour their bright and vibrant facility – but the experience didn’t end with just watching. Students were invited to roll up their sleeves and help work on the line, and put the finishing touches on parts for Mack trucks.
Manufacturing Day is not just a celebration, but a showcase. At Volvo and across the country students were shown the potential of a career in manufacturing – a secure, good paying job that puts you on the front lines of innovation and production that can make the world better.
Thanks to every company that participated and we look forward to an even bigger celebration next year!
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