On Friday, October 2, 2015 over 400 manufacturing companies from California to Pennsylvania (including Rodon) will celebrate the fourth annual National Manufacturing Day.
The participating manufacturers represent a wide-range of industries including, food and beverage, medical, metal fabrication, plastics, automotive and communications equipment.
According the MFG Day website:
"MFG DAY addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. By working together during and after MFG DAY, manufacturers will begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing, and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry"
In the past, The Rodon Group tours were well-attended by students, school and government administrators as well as company representatives. Our AM session is geared for high school and college students who are interested in careers in manufacturing.
We are committed as a company to getting the word out about the importance of STEM education. And, our sister company K'NEX, is focused on helping children create and build through their line of construction toys. Many of these kids have gone on to pursue careers in engineering and the sciences. Children today need to understand all available career options and gain the knowledge needed to pursue their dreams.
"We have seen first hand the resurgence of manufacturing in this county. As a plastic injection molder, we witnessed a migration of business to China during the 1980's and 1990's. With increased wages in China and the price of transportation, companies are returning their manufacturing needs to the states. At Rodon, our investment in advanced technology and more efficient equipment has given us a competitive edge over Chinese manufacturers, so we are well poised in this new economic environment.", said Kevin McGrath, VP of Sales and Marketing at Rodon. "There is a great deal of opportunity in manufacturing careers. These jobs are solid, well-paying, long-term careers. Most of our employees have been with us for an average of 18 years and even longer for managers."
We are proud to participate in Manufacturing Day again this year. To learn more about MFG Day, visit http://www.mfgday.com and watch this great video