Hundreds of manufacturing companies employ a total of 16,000 people, and those employees make an amazing array of products. Some products are household names, while others are for specialty markets. Products are sold locally, across Canada, North America and the world. Manufacturing industry success contributes to community prosperity.
Each year we celebrate Manufacturing Month by organizing eye-opening tours of select area companies, creating engaging We Make It Here videos and holding a Manufacturing Appreciation Breakfast.
Manufacturing Day tours 2019
Thanks to the 19 area companies that participated in Grand Erie’s Manufacturing Day on Oct. 3.
Some 250 students and their teachers went on tours hosted by 18 manufacturing firms. Meanwhile, Tigercat Industries hosted tours for about two dozen guidance counsellors, principals, employment counsellors and other guests.
The tours were organized by the Workforce Planning Board in partnership with the Grand Erie District School Board, Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board and the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program.
Here is a list of companies that hosted tours: