September 28, 2017
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St. Charles County, Missouri—Manufacturing is “alive and well” in St. Charles County, and events are planned for National Manufacturing Day to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Manufacturing Day occurs on the first Friday in October with this year’s celebration on Oct. 6.
County organizers have three events on two days this year for what they’re saying is “Manufacturing Day Mania.” These events are expected to attract more than 1,000 middle and high school students from around the St. Louis region for hands-on engagement with manufacturers and production facility tours as well as a Manufacturing Day Job Fair open to the general public.
- Tuesday, Oct. 3
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sixth Annual Manufacturing Day Student Expo
St. Charles Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Cottleville
Students will explore what modern manufacturing is all about through engaging speakers and hands-on demonstrations that include a mobile computer numerical control (CNC) machine, virtual welder, tool and dye process, and more. Approximately 30 employers are participating in the expo. Students attend a panel presentation, demonstrations, and then visit a St. Charles County manufacturing facility to observe manufacturing firsthand. Student field trips are scheduled to Component Bar Products, Craftsmen Industries, LMI Aerospace, National Cart Company, Newco Enterprises, Seyer Industries, True Manufacturing and Wainwright-Modineer.
- Friday, Oct. 6
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Manufacturing Day Student Expo
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Manufacturing Day Job Fair (open to the public)
Ranken Technical College, Taylor Automotive Center, 751 Parr Road, Wentzville
During the morning event, Students have a second opportunity to meet manufacturing employers in a technical college atmosphere and then tour local businesses. In the afternoon, the public is welcome to attend a manufacturing job fair hosted by Ranken and the Missouri Job Center of St. Charles County. Companies participating in the job fair include: Craftsmen Industries, Manpower, National Cart Company, Nike Air Manufacturing Innovation, People Ready, Rx Systems, Randstad, Seyer Industries, Spire and True Manufacturing.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: To learn more about the Oct. 3 Manufacturing Day activities at St. Charles Community College, contact Erin Williams, President and CEO of the O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce & Industries, at 636-240-1818, ext. 3, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Oct. 6 Manufacturing Day activities at Ranken Technical College – Wentzville, please contact Site Director Jeremy Sutton at 314-401-4058 or email@example.com.
Manufacturers interested to participate in the job fair can contact Lori Myers of the Missouri Job Center of St. Charles County at 636-255-6060 ext. 5260, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional about manufacturing in St. Charles County can be found online at growmanufacturing.org.