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NMMA members recap Manufacturing Day events

By National Marine Manufacturers Association

NMMA members continue to share how they celebrated Manufacturing Day, which took place October 6, and is celebrated throughout the month of October.

Yamaha Marine Precision Propellers, Inc., which has been an ongoing supporter of Manufacturing Day, hosted 100 students in celebration of National Manufacturing Day Oct. 6.

The Yamaha event is pictured in the photo with this story. The students, many of whom attend local technical schools in the Indianapolis area, had the opportunity to see how propellers are manufactured, and even poured steel to make a marine part of their own.

“Our country is in great need of skilled workers who can make a difference in the manufacturing industry,” said Jonathon Burns, general manager, Yamaha Marine Precision Propellers, Inc. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to participate in National Manufacturing Day by welcoming these students and hopefully, communicating the importance of learning a trade that can further a career.”

Brunswick Corp. also participated in activities around Manufacturing Day and have more planned throughout the month of October.

Staff from the Sea Ray plant in Tellico, Fla., spoke to Monroe County principals and guidance counselors about careers in manufacturing at Cleveland State University.

Sea Ray hosted about 30 Monroe County High School students for a plant tour Oct. 10.

The company is using its Facebook page to promote National Manufacturing Day with its current job openings and has planned several Sea Ray employee appreciation events throughout the week.

Sea Ray also hosted the North East Tennessee Economic Development Corp. at its Greeneville, Tenn., parts operation and will meet with the Greene County Chamber of Commerce on site Oct. 16 to discuss manufacturing opportunities at the facility.

Although Manufacturing Day was officially Oct. 6, it is celebrated throughout the month of October, so it is not too late to hold an event.

Examples of events include inviting a local high school to tour a facility, inviting employee families and friends to tour a plant and offering lunch, or partnering with the local chamber of commerce or economic development agency for an economic showcase event. Contact Erica Crocker to learn more. 

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