MADE IN WILLIAMSON:
MANUFACTURING DAY 2016
Manufacturers Open Their Doors Friday, Oct. 14 to Educate Public
About Modern-Day Career Opportunities
Williamson, Inc. Economic Development, Columbia State Community College, Williamson County Schools and several Williamson County manufacturers, including APCOM, Flash Technology, Horn USA, and Resource Label Group, are joining forces on Friday, Oct. 14 to celebrate National Manufacturing Day as part of a national coordinated effort to change the public’s perception about today’s manufacturing environment and draw attention to the opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide.
Williamson, Inc. Economic Development is coordinating all-day facility tours at four participating companies, APCOM, Flash Technology, Horn USA and Columbia State for students from Page High School, Independence High School, Summit High School and Fairview High School, where a new Mechatronics program launched last year. Students will observe demos and simulations, operate state-of-the-art robotics equipment and receive giveaways. Tours begin at 9:30 a.m. and will last an hour. Students, parents, educators, public officials, the business community and the media are invited to attend and connect on social media with the official hashtag #MFGDAY16.
Manufacturing Day is an annual event that occurs on the first Friday in October during which North American manufacturers open their doors to showcase what they do with their communities. This year, Manufacturing Day occurs on Friday, Oct. 7, but Williamson, Inc. is celebrating the occasion on Friday, Oct. 14 due to the fall break for Williamson County Schools.
To learn more about Made in Williamson: Manufacturing Day 2016 or attend a tour, email Morgan@williamsonchamber.com.
About Williamson, Inc. Economic Development
Williamson, Inc. Economic Development is the single point of contact for the coordination and facilitation of the continued economic development of Williamson County and its six municipalities. Under the umbrella of Williamson, Inc., the county’s chamber of commerce, the department aims to grow Williamson County’s economy and improve the quality of life of residents by partnering with the public and private sectors to implement a six-point, multi-year strategic plan to encourage job and wealth creation. Visit us on the web atwww.williamsonchamber.com/economic-development.
On Friday, October 2 Williamson, Inc. Economic Development celebrated “Made in Williamson: Manufacturing Day 2015.” Several Williamson County manufacturers, including APCOM, Flash Technology, Horn USA and Scott Fetzer Electrical Group, marked the occasion with facility tours and presentations.
Manufacturing Day is an annual event that is part of a national coordinated effort to change the public’s perception about today’s manufacturing environment and tackle the labor shortage by drawing attention to the rewarding, high-paying, highly skilled career opportunities in manufacturing. The event was co-sponsored by Austin Bryant Moore and Southeastern Manufacturing Enterprise (SME).
In Williamson County only 2 percent of all employees work in the manufacturing industry. Over the next decade, nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will likely need to be filled; however, 2 million of those jobs will go unfilled due to the complexity is finding skilled workers. Eighty percent of U.S. manufacturers suffer from the talent shortage, and their ability to address this issue has been hindered by the public perception that careers in manufacturing—the nation’s ninth largest economy—are undesirable.
Williamson, Inc. Economic Development coordinated all-day facility tours for Fairview High School students at three of the participating companies: APCOM, Flash Technology and Horn USA. Capture full coverage from the event below.
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WHO SHOULD ATTEND MANUFACTURING DAY EVENTS?
Students, parents, educators, media, civic leaders and the local communities in general
TOUR #MFGDAY15 PARTICIPATING COMPANIES:
APCOM – 125 Southeast Parkway, Franklin, TN 37064 Manufacturer of drivetrain valves, heating elements and thermostats for water heaters
Austin Bryant Moore – 1127 Harpeth Industrial Ct., Franklin, TN 37064 Manufacturer of custom interiors
Flash Technology – 332 Nichol Mill Lane, Franklin, TN 37067 Manufacturer of aviation obstruction lighting
Horn USA – 320 Premier Court #205, Franklin, TN 37067 Manufacturer of tungsten and carbide cutting tools
Scott Fetzer Electrical Group – 2268 Fairview Blvd, Fairview, TN 37062 Manufacturer of electrical power products, transformers and ballasts
Please help support this occasion in one of the following ways:
- Attend a facility tour with the students. Contact Amanda Murray for the tour schedule.
- Connect on social media using the official hashtag #MFGDAY15
- Request a t-shirt to wear on Friday, Oct. 2 to bring awareness to Manufacturing Day
- Promote the event on your website and other communication channels
For more information about Made in Williamson: Manufacturing Day 2015, contact Amanda Murray (firstname.lastname@example.org), 615-261-2882.