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'Manufacturing Day' coming to Rowan County on Friday

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) -

Manufacturing Day 2016 will take place this Friday, October 7, and feature leading Rowan County manufacturers, the North Carolina Manufacturing Institute, and prominent guest speakers, according to news release.

The annual event recognizes the manufacturing industry on the first Friday in October.

To underscore the importance of this economic sector, Rowan County is expecting visits from Dr. Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, the Chief Economist for the US Department of Commerce and Susan Kluttz, Secretary of the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) is a celebration of modern manufacturing, meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.

This event was created to expand knowledge and change perceptions of the manufacturing industry, through community-wide events.

For Rowan County, Manufacturing Day is part of an ongoing, comprehensive effort to spotlight the manufacturing industry and its promising future for our community. The day’s events serve to educate those unfamiliar with modern-day manufacturing, increasing public awareness on the economic value of the industry and encouraging the next generation of manufacturers.

Manufacturing employment is growing steadily, and North Carolina is one of the strongest manufacturing states in the country. Rowan County is a prime location for the growth of advanced, well paying, manufacturing jobs, and County leaders are pushing to promote the benefits of the industry to students.

In partnership with local manufacturers, Rowan and Davie County Schools have organized tours and will be participating in Manufacturing Day events on Friday. Leading manufacturers are taking this opportunity to showcase their company through plant tours, demonstrating the state-of-the-art equipment and processes involved in modern production. Students from West Rowan, North Rowan, Davie, and Salisbury High Schools will get an inside look at the diverse and well-paying career opportunities offered by our technology-driven manufacturing plants.

In addition to thanking the participating manufacturers, we would like to especially acknowledge Daimler Trucks North America, both at our local Cleveland plant and their corporate offices, for their leadership, direction and support of this year’s Manufacturing Day.

The Davie County School System, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, the North Carolina Manufacturing Institute, Rowan County Chamber of Commerce, and the Rowan-Salisbury School System are all partners in these efforts.

To learn more about Manufacturing Day, or to find an event near you, visit: http://www.mfgday.com/

Companies Open to the Public:

Power Curbers will begin offering facility tours beginning at 10:00 a.m.

To register: http://www.mfgday.com/events/2016/power-curbers-inc-4

Companies Providing Tours to Students:

Agility Fuel Systems - http://www.agilityfuelsolutions.com/

Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) – http://www.cspplastics.com/

Daimler Trucks – www.daimler-trucksnorthamerica.com

Schools Participating in Tours:

Davie County High School, North Rowan High School, Salisbury High School, West Rowan High School

Events for NC Manufacturers :

Lunch with Dr. Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, Chief Economist of the US Department of Commerce. Rowan and NC manufacturers are invited to join us for lunch with Dr. Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, Chief Economist of the US Department of Commerce, for a special presentation and round table discussion.

Special Guest – NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz.

If you are a manufacturer, and would like to attend, please contact RowanWORKS at 704-637-5526.

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