Celebrating October as Manufacturing Month
For the third straight year, local manufacturers will be participating in Manufacturing Day tours this October.
18 firms in Brantford, Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk will open their doors to visiting high school students on Thursday, Oct. 5.
But other activities will help celebrate October as Manufacturing Month.
The annual Manufacturing Day event is designed to open the eyes of students to the wide variety of careers available in today’s advanced manufacturing environment, including jobs in production, engineering, skilled trades, research, design, product development, quality assurance, human resources, accounting, supply management, logistics and more.
A series of videos highlighting products made by local residents at local manufacturing plants will also be produced.
The month will wrap up with a Manufacturing Appreciation Breakfast, where we thank companies that participated and bring in an exciting speaker to talk about innovation in this important sector.
Manufacturing Day is a joint venture between the Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie, Grand Erie District School Board, Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board and other community partners. This project is funded in part by the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.
2017 Manufacturing Day tour hosts
The following companies will be hosting Manufacturing Day tours of their facility for small groups of high school students on Oct. 5. We thank them for opening their doors, and for offering students a firsthand look at their operations and a chance to learn about manufacturing-related careers.
Apogee Ceramics Inc. (Paris)
Battlefield International Inc. (Cayuga)
Bowman Precision Tooling (Brantford)
CGC Inc. (Hagersville)
CoorsTek Inc. (Paris)
DM Precision Products (Dunnville)
GIZEH Packaging (Brantford)
iSPAN Systems LP (Princeton)
Massilly North America Inc. (Brantford)
Norfolk Fruit Growers’ Association (Simcoe)
R&W Metal Fabricating and Design Inc. (Brantford)
Stelco Inc. (Nanticoke)
Tigercat Industries Inc. (Paris)
Titan Trailers Inc. (Delhi)
Toyotetsu Canada Inc. (Simcoe)
Walters Inc. (Princeton)