In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2016, DMI Companies opened its doors on October 5 to students, guidance counselors, and teachers from three local high schools. 

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce Laura Taylor-Kale, Managing Partner at Beck and Thomas, P.C John Thomas, and Congressman Tim Murphy were also in attendance to speak with the students as part of an effort to change people’s perceptions about today’s manufacturing environment and draw attention to the outstanding opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide.  Activities included presentations from several DMI departments, tours and hands-on experiences at our facility, and one on one time with DMI employees.

Manufacturing Day is an annual national event executed at the local level and supported by thousands of manufacturers as they host students, teachers, parents, job seekers, and other local community members at open houses, plant tours, and presentations designed to showcase modern manufacturing technology and careers.

“There is an increasing demand for highly skilled professionals in the manufacturing sector who can design, program, and operate technology,” said Raymond Yeager, President, and CEO of DMI Companies. “The average age of a manufacturing employee is 56, and between now and 2020 there will be an unprecedented shortage of skilled workers who will need to be replaced.”

Manufacturing Day is co-produced by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the Manufacturing Institute (MI), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). Partners include Edge Factor and the Science Channel and guest producer Industrial Strength Marketing.

Watch our video at Manufacturing Day Event 2016 | DMI Companies – YouTube.

Photos from our MFG Day event can be found on our FACEBOOK PAGE.

More information on MFG Day is available at MFGDAY.COM.