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National Manufacturing Day being celebrated in Livingston County

October 6th celebrates National Manufacturing Day in an effort to pair local high school students with careers and interest in the manufacturing sector. Activities will include a group of High School students from the Career and Technical Educations (CTE) programs touring 3 companies, Chassix, Hatch Stamping and Bekum America Corporation in Williamston is all made possible by a coordination with the Capital Area Manufacturing Council (CAMC).   The student groups will also be visiting Mott Community College in Livingston for lunch (provided by Ann Arbor SPARK) and to be introduced to programs that MCC offers in Livingston County.

Special guests, Congressmen Mike Bishop and Katherine Vantiem, Deputy Chief of Staff will be visiting Mott Community College during the lunch break to show their support for National Manufacturing Day.

There is a separate group of Pinckney High School student touring Roush in Wayne County on Thursday, October 5, led by their instructor Mark Stein.

A late and exciting addition to Manufacturing Day, Eberspaecher is opening their doors at the Brighton location this Friday from 1-4 for tours. Eberspaecher staff encourages students and community members to attend these open tour times and will be serving hotdogs and chips to the attendees.

The Livingston MFG Day Committee consists of: Carrie Bonofiglio of Workforce Intelligence Agency, Michelle Cordano from CAMC, Marcia Gebarowski of Ann Arbor SPARK, Doris Stromer of Mott Community College Livingston M-TEC, Diane Carson of Michigan WORKS!  Southeast, and Jaime Scappaticci of Livingston Educational Services Agency.

Since the introduction of the tours with the local schools, several other area manufacturers have expressed interest in being involved (including Brighton NC Machine Corporation and TG Fluid Systems), and the Livingston MFG Day Committee hopes to continue these activities beyond only one day each year.  Efforts have already begun for MFG Day 2018. In order to  create awareness and raise scholarship funds for those with an interest in skilled trades training, a Road Rally is scheduled for April 26, 2018.

For more information on how to be involved in MFG Day, contact Carrie Bonofiglio at 517.282.1246.


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