TORRANCE, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Southern California organizations will open their doors on National Manufacturing Day which is Friday, October 4, 2013. The day is designed to expand the knowledge about and improve the perception of manufacturing careers and emphasize manufacturing’s value to the U.S. economy. This national event sponsored by NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) along with California Manufacturing Technology Consulting® (CMTC). Key sponsors include: Shell Oil, Alliance for American Manufacturing, SPI, and SME education to name just a few. To see a list of all of the sponsors for this year’s event, click here. Manufacturing Day is for students, parents, educators, media, customers, suppliers and the community at large.
As part of the celebration, several training facilities, colleges and manufacturers San Francisco to San Diego are sponsoring facility tours and open houses in their communities. Visitors will learn about real career opportunities, training and available industry resources. Manufacturers will additionally learn about business improvement resources and services delivered through MEPs. Press and media are welcome to attend any of the events below in the Southern California area: Ace Clearwater Enterprises, Compton; AR Industries, Fontana, CA Bontana International, San Diego, Caltec International LLC., Torrance; Cerritos College – Technology Division, Norwalk; Cummings Resource - Riverside Production Center, Riverside; D&K Engineering, San Diego; Deco Lighting, Commerce; Dinsmore & Associates, Inc., Costa Mesa; Federal Heath - Oceanside, Oceanside; Haas Automation, Oxnard, Philatron Wire and Cable, Santa Fe Springs, Planet Plexi, Mission Viejo; Quality Controlled Manufacturing Inc., Santee; Riverside County Manufacturers and Exporters - South West Cluster, Murietta; Rough Draft Brewing Company, San Diego; San Diego City College, San Diego; Sandvik Coromant, Cypress; SME Chapter 233, Long Beach; Taylor Guitars, El Cajon; Tijuana Economic Development Corp, San Diego; Tower Paddle Boards, San Diego
“On Friday, October 4th, manufacturers from around the nation will join together and celebrate National Manufacturing Day. The focus of this day was created to raise awareness about the importance of the sector and change the public’s perception of manufacturing. Please stop by one of the planned events, don’t let this day pass by unnoticed,” said Jim Watson, President and CEO of CMTC. For more information about CMTC, visit www.cmtc.com.
A private, nonprofit corporation established in 1992, CMTC is the Southern California affiliate of NIST MEP, under the Federal Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program, a network of more than 60 centers across the country that provides assistance to small, medium and large manufacturers. CMTC serves Fresno to San Diego/Imperial County. CMTC and Manex represent the MEP system in California and work in close collaboration on all manufacturing issues and opportunities within the State of California. For more information, visit www.cmtc.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter. Subscribe to our manufacturing network blog at http://www.cmtc.com/blog.