ABB opens doors for Manufacturing Day

Oct. 2, 2018
The aim is to inspire the tech workforce of tomorrow.

ABB will open to the public more than 30 of its state-of-the-art facilities across the United States this week in celebration of Manufacturing Day, an annual event that showcases modern, digitally driven manufacturing as an engine of the nation’s economic growth and a creator of vital jobs in America.

Manufacturing Day (October 5) is supported by thousands of manufacturers around the country. The celebration provides opportunities for students, teachers, parents, job-seekers and other community members to attend open houses, plant tours and presentations designed to demonstrate advanced industrial technologies in modern factories, which can offer rewarding jobs to future workers. 

“Today’s high school students are tomorrow’s highly trained workforce,” said Greg Scheu, ABB Americas region president and US managing director. “Manufacturing Day provides a unique opportunity for us to show what modern manufacturing looks like today and where it is headed. By observing our operations firsthand, students will see for themselves that a career in manufacturing and automation is a great way to make a difference in the world.”

The Manufacturing Institute, the social impact arm of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), views the annual event as a way to help the American public recognize that today’s manufacturing is one of the bright spots in the US economy.

“Our Manufacturing Day initiative provides so many great opportunities to show young people the endless possibilities of modern manufacturing and, thanks to ABB, I’m confident we’ll be able to inspire even more to picture themselves in an exciting new manufacturing career. That has never been more important,” said Manufacturing Institute Executive Director Carolyn Lee.

Interested students and prospective employees can join ABB at one of its 30 participating locations for plant tours, presentations and Q&A sessions. For a complete list of the events and schedules, click here.