• Manufacturing Week 2016

  • 75 Different Manufacturers Opened Their Doors

  • Over 3,100 Students Attended

  • Learning About Manufacturing Careers

  • Understanding the Value of Manufacturing in West Michigan

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MFD Logo nodate 2015 R ColorManufacturing Day 2016 was a huge success.  In West Michigan we celebrate Manufacturing Day as a weeklong effort dedicated to expand knowledge and improve the perception of manufacturing careers and the value of the industry to our economy.  A majority of the events occurred October 3 through October 7, however a few events were scheduled throughout the month of October to accommodate various schedules.  Events included facility tours, hands-on activities, videos and discussions with students, teachers, and administration about careers in manufacturing.  Throughout the month of October there were 75 sites that provided over 3,100 students with over 5,300 different manufacturing experiences throughout West Michigan.
Check out more photos from Manufacturing Week 2016 HERE!


A special thanks to the volunteers, manufacturers, schools, and students that made Manufacturing Day 2016 a success. 


Laura Elsner, DeWys Manufacturing - Manufacturing Week Chair
Morgan Carroll, The Right Place
Susan Hatto, Montcalm Community College
Amy Pierce, Kent Intermediate School District
Kathy Jo Vanderlaan, The Right Place
Penny Dora, Montcalm Area Intermediate School District
Sasamon Parker, Muskegon Intermediate School District
Shayna Carlson, Ottawa Area Intermediate School District 
Nancy Manglos, The Chamber of Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Ferrysburg
Travis Alden, Barry County Economic Development Alliance
Cindy Vujea, Barry County Economic Development Alliance


ADAC Automotive Gill Industries Plascore
AFTECH Granco Clark Inc. Precision Aerospace Corporation
Aggressive Tooling Granger RAMI
Alliance CNC GRCC Tassell M-TEC Ranger Tool & Die
American Seating Greenville Tool & Die Ranir
Amway GVSU Royal Technologies
Anderson Global Hastings Fiberglass Products Scherdel Sales and Technology
Andy J. Egan Co. Haworth Shape Corporation
Autocam Herman Miller Sherwin Williams
Automatic Spring Products Hudsonville Ice Cream Spectrum
B&O Saws Inc. Irwin Seating Spindance
Bayer Crop Science ITW Drawform Stahlin Non-Metallic
Bradford White JMS Stampede Die & Engineering
Buhler Prince JR Automation Star Crane and Hoist
Conveyor Concepts Kent ISD Steelcase
Custom Profile Koops Steeplechase Tool and Die
DeWys Manufacturing Lacks Enterprises Swoboda
Diecastal Lakeshore Fittings Tesa Tape
Disher Design Lorin Industries Thermotron
DS Mold Lumberman's Trans-matic
Eclipse Tool & Die MEC Walker Tool & Die
Enterprise Tool & Die MedBio Wolverine Coil Spring
Fleet Engineer MFP Woodward
FlexFab Micron Manufacturing Worden
Gentex Pace Industries Wright Plastics
GHSP   Zeeland Farm Services


Allegan County Technical & Education Center Godwin Heights Learning Center Montcalm Area Career Center
Belding Area High School Grand Haven High School Muskegon Area Career Technical Center
Byron Center High School Greenville High School Northview East High School
OAISD Careerline Technical Center Hamilton Schools Pioneer Tech
Central Montcalm Hastings School Plymouth Christian Schools
Grand Haven Central School Innovation Central Potters House
Comstock Park High School Kent Career Technical Center Ridge Park Charter Academy
Coopersville Schools Kelloggsville Middle School Rockford High
Crestwood Middle School - PEAKS Program Kenowa Hills High School Southeast Kellogsville Elementary
Delton-Kellogg Kenowa Hills Middle School Thornapple-Kellogg
Discovery Elementary - PEAKS Lakeview High School Union High School
East Kentwood High School Lakeview Middle School Vestaburg High School
East Lee High School Maple Valley West Michigan Aviation Academy
  Montabella High School West Ottawa Schools

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