On October 2, 2015, The Minco Group took part in National Manufacturing Day. Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing, meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers by showcasing their products . There are 2,400 manufacturing companies in the Dayton, Ohio region, employing approximately 114,000 people.Nationally, company leaders recognize that the work pool is not large enough to support the manufacturing industry, and they agree it’s important to educate the community to dispel any previous misconceptions about manufacturing, in an effort to boost the work force.
This year, both ASPM and Minco opened their doors to the public, allowing them to visit and tour our facilities. ASPM received visits from 175 students, from three of our area high schools including: Trotwood High School, Miami Valley Career Technology Center, and Butler High School. Students enjoyed a tour of the facility, which consisted of twelve different stations set up to educate and inform them about plastic injection molding and how it is used in their everyday lives. Each station focused on a particular aspect of our company; such as assembly of parts, how our molds and robots work, how to perform the insert molding process, CNC, pad printing, and finishing equipment. One of our most popular displays this year was our new 6-Axis Robot, demonstrating advancements in modern technology that are rapidly happening for our future. Our staff enjoyed the interaction with students and teaching opportunities that the day offered.
Minco Tool & Mold welcomed 201 people into the facility on Manufacturing Day. This included students from area schools, parents, teachers, family members of employees, Dayton School of Broadcasting, and a Public Relations Crew from Sinclair Community College. We extend a special thanks to Miami Valley Career Technology Center. MVCTC brought their Robotics & Advanced Manufacturing Technology Education Collaborative (RAMTEC) trailer to Minco for visitors to view. Their trailer gave visitors the chance to see first-hand how modern technology is playing such a large part in today’s manufacturing world. In addition, Marcie Longenecker from the Ohio State Treasurer’s Office and State Representative, Jeffery Rezabek were also among the attendees. We are very pleased to have had them take time from their busy day to tour our facility.
Manufacturing Day continues to grow with participation every year. It is a great opportunity to help expose the next generation to a variety of jobs and careers available to them in the manufacturing industry. This event turned out to be a huge success, and a great time was had by all! We would like to extend an invitation to anyone that would like to join us for next year’s Manufacturing Day, on October 7, 2016.