Earlier this month, Bracalente proudly celebrated Manufacturing Day on October 2 in efforts to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. With over hundreds of students from nearby schools, we had a great turnout as our participants were eager to learn more about manufacturing through a tour of our facility and hands-on learning sessions. Our attendees gained knowledge of the history of Bracalente as well as a better understanding of the role machinists play in the manufacturing process.
What is Manufacturing Day?
Manufacturing (MFG) Day is an annual nationwide event that celebrates the vast accomplishments of modern manufacturing and addresses ways to improve the challenges the industry faces. The day is dedicated to inspiring future generations to pursue a fulfilling career in the manufacturing industry by seeing firsthand not only how a manufacturing facility operates, but observing how dedicated and talented the employees are with all the hard work they deliver each and every day. This year, over 2,377 MFG DAY events were held nationwide, and Bracalente hosted one of them.
How Did Bracalente Participate This Year?
Nearly 150 students from Quakertown High School, Southern Lehigh High School, Upper Bucks Technical School and Western Montgomery Technical School attended our exciting MFG Day event. Our celebration included a presentation about the origins of manufacturing, which also included an overview of the history of our company as well as the specific types of manufacturing processes we handle, such as CNC Swiss machining. Senator Robert Mensch was present a special guest as well. After the presentation, we gave several tours of our facility and provided lunch to participants.
We later received a kind letter from Andrew J. Klien, the Metal Technology Instructor from Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center's Metal Technology Program:
"Seeing how your company operates has enlightened the students and given them a better understanding of the roles machinists have in the manufacturing process."
We're thrilled that our event went so well and that we were able to lend a hand in encouraging younger generations to follow their passion and pursue a career in manufacturing. We look forward to celebrating MFG Day next year too!
If you've got any questions about our manufacturing capabilities and services, be sure to contact us today.