Embracing National Manufacturing Day, Sandvik Coromant Hosts Facility Tours, Open Houses

Open doors aim to reshape long-held misconceptions about manufacturing.

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Sandvik Coromant, the world’s leading producer of cutting tools for the metal cutting industry, is pleased to announce its support and participation in the second annual Manufacturing Day, to be observed nationally on Oct. 5, 2012. The company will have its Productivity Centers in the U.S. participating in the national event and continue with activities throughout the month of October.

Manufacturing Day is sponsored by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), the U.S. Commerce Department’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and The Manufacturing Institute and supported by dozens of other national and regional manufacturing organizations.

Studies by the nonprofit Manufacturing Institute and others show that almost 80 percent of Americans believe manufacturing is important to our economic prosperity, standard of living and national security. Yet only 30 percent would encourage their children to go into manufacturing as a career.

With the gap growing each year between the skills students learn in school and those they will need on the job, it is increasingly difficult for manufacturers to find and hire qualified employees. By promoting Manufacturing Day, Sandvik Coromant aims to address some of the myths preventing students from pursing manufacturing as a career.

“The biggest obstacle to the future of manufacturing in the U.S. is a simple matter of perception,” said Jamie Price, president, Sandvik Coromant U.S. “By opening our doors to show people what modern manufacturing really is, we can help erode those outdated misconceptions.”

Sandvik Coromant Manufacturing Day events, October 5th, nationwide:

•    Schaumburg Productivity Center
Facility Tour
1665 N Penny Ln.
Schaumburg, IL 60173
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

•    Cypress Productivity Center
Facility Tour & Presentation
6400 Gateway Dr.
Cypress, CA 90630
9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

•    Harper College, Wojcik Conference Center
Innovation in Technology - Facility Tour
1200 W. Algonquin Rd.
Paletine, IL 60067
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

•    Connecticut – Dream it. Do it. (part of Manufacturing Mania)
Participating in facility tours & presentations with the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT); and Sandvik Coromant sponsored NASCAR race car on display
Hartford State Armory
360 Broad St.
Hartford, CT 06105
8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Other Sandvik Coromant Events throughout October:

•    Technologic Event – Difficult to Machine Materials
Cypress Productivity Center
October 10, 2012
6400 Gateway Dr.
Cypress, CA 90630

•    Student Technologic Event
Fair Lawn Productivity Center
October 23, 2012
17-02 Nevins Rd.
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
•    Technologic Event
Schaumburg Productivity Center
October 24, 2012
1665 N Penny Ln.
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Sandvik Coromant is dedicated to ensuring the future of our manufacturing workforce through ongoing education, training, and dedicated tools and resources.

For more information about Manufacturing Day and to sign up for a Sandvik Coromant event near you visit, www.mfgday.com or www.sandvik.coromant.com/us.