The first Friday of every October is National Manufacturing Day . This year it is celebrated on October 7, with over 1,600 events happening across the U.S. The purpose of the day is to showcase modern manufacturing and to get future generations inspired to enter the many fields that make up manufacturing in the U.S. NMD is supported by many manufacturers across the country, along with the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International® , the National Association of Manufacturers , and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership .
Manufacturing is facing a skilled labor shortage, so being able to teach future generations about the industry is crucial to its future success. National Manufacturing Day gives manufacturers like us the opportunity to open doors to the public and bring in high school students potentially interested in the field. It also allows companies to provide students with an accurate image of the industry.
At Astro Machine Works , we will be hosting both Warwick and Ephrata High Schools on October 6 th and 7 th . We expect to see nearly 120 students come through our doors. In addition we will also have representatives from Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology for students interested in furthering their education in Manufacturing. Stevens is a top rated manufacturing college. Their flagship programs, Machine Tool and Computer Aided Manufacturing has supplied Astro with approximately 40 graduates throughout the years. Other programs include , welding, HVAC, Water/Environmental Tech, Architectural Engineering, Woodworking, and more – even better is that post-graduation, they guarantee 100% job placement in the Machine Tool program!
Astro Machine has been specializing in custom machinery, equipment, and machining precision parts since 1984. With over 30 years of experience in manufacturing, we are involved in the industries we serve and believe in educating interested clients, patrons, and students about our field.
We provide a wide range of services such as custom machine building, CNC precision machining, welding and fabrication, panel wiring and control systems, reverse engineering, machine repair, rebuilding and refurbishment, and 5-axis machining. Our company has experience working with numerous industries, including medical, pharmaceutical, energy, food processing, government, aerospace, electronics/semiconductors, telecommunications, packaging, and other general manufacturers.
Here at Astro, we look forward to celebrating National Manufacturing Day in an effort to promote the manufacturing industry and can’t wait to interact with the students!