ARMA is excited to celebrate Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 3. This is a national event to draw attention to the manufacturing community. ARMA will receive a special proclamation from Mayor Lee Leffingwell and City Council officially recognizing the date. As part of the festivities, ARMA will be engaging the community and showcasing some of the cutting edge products made in the Austin area. Five manufacturers are opening their facilities for tours to local STEM students. The participating companies are Freescale, Samsung, Build A Sign, Multimedia games, and Athena Manufacturing. Students will get a first-hand account of Advanced Manufacturing and the potential career paths that are available within industry.
“Manufacturing accounts for nearly one third of the major employers in Austin. The sector is the leading contributor to the area’s metropolitan product and employees more than 47,000 people. This region has some of the most advanced facilities in the world. We are excited to celebrate Manufacturing Day to acknowledge their success, “ said Ed Latson, Executive Director for ARMA.
“Samsung is happy to participate with ARMA in celebrating Manufacturing Day. It is an opportunity for us to demonstrate the products and processes in our fab, as well as, embrace the school system and foster interest in the STEM fields, “ said Catherine Morse, General Counsel and Director of Public Affairs for Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC .
"We are very excited to participate in Manufacturing Day and help raise awareness of the outstanding manufacturing facilities here in Austin," said Nick Swerdfeger, Chief Operations Officer at BuildASign.com. "Traditionally, when people talk about manufacturing, Austin hasn't been one of the first cities that comes to mind, but there are a lot of great manufacturers and manufacturing job opportunities available here. The sector is definitely growing."
ARMA is grateful to Skillpoint Alliance for their assistance with coordinating the tours with the school systems.
For more information, contact Ed Latson.