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In celebration of the launch of MFG Day 2019, Fort Recovery Industries hosted more than 40 students and two chaperons  as part of an effort to highlight modern manufacturing—a vibrant and growing industry that offers diverse, high-paying career opportunities. The event opened with a presentation followed by a tour of our facility.  The students had an opportunity to view leading die casting operations, robotic systems and the technology used in our Quality Lab. 

MFG Day, an annual national event held in communities across the country, is supported by thousands of manufacturers as they host students, teachers, parents and community members at open houses, plant tours and more to change perceptions of manufacturing and highlight the high-tech and innovative companies that are solving tomorrow’s challenges today.

“Friday’s event, and the larger MFG Day initiative, allows manufacturing companies like ours to showcase what manufacturing is really about,” said Mike Meyer, President of Fort Recovery Industries. “We are proud to highlight the innovative work we are doing in Portland and hope our event inspires the next generation of workforce talent to pursue a rewarding career in manufacturing.”

First held in 2012 by its founder, the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International, MFG Day is now organized by The Manufacturing Institute—the education and workforce partner of the National Association of Manufacturers. The kick-off events around the country and month-long initiative gives manufacturers the opportunity to address the skills gaps they face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the industry as a whole. Learn more about MFG Day and the significant impact this event has across the nation at MFG Day.com.