Metcam Opens Doors for Manufacturing Day: October 4, 2013

(PRWEB) September 20, 2013

To highlight the importance of manufacturing to the nation's economy and draw attention to the many rewarding high-skill jobs available in manufacturing fields, Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, has joined a group of public and private organizations in the launch of the second annual Manufacturing Day on October 4, 2013.

“By participating in this year’s event, Metcam hopes to attract the interest of young people from across North Georgia and get them excited about pursuing a career in a technology-driven, innovative environment that will also provide a good-paying job,” said Bruce Hagenau, President of Metcam.

Manufacturing Day has been designed to expand knowledge about and improve general public perception of manufacturing careers and manufacturing’s value to the U.S. economy. In 2013, more than 240 events were held in manufacturing facilities in 37 states and more than 7,000 people participated.

Open House and Facility Tour

Metcam is hosting an open house on October 4 from 1:30 to 4:00 pm at its manufacturing facility located at 305 Tidwell Circle in Alpharetta, Georgia. The open house will allow visitors a behind the scenes look at state-of-the-art equipment used for metal fabrication.

Guests will be treated to an overview of Metcam’s quality, safety and sustainability programs then receive a tour of the manufacturing facilities. This year’s tour will highlight Metcam’s new paint finishing system which was installed earlier this year. The inline parts washer/pretreatment system, when used with the powder coating booth, showcases some of the newest technology available. A chemistry demonstration of the new generation of low-phosphate cleaners and pretreatments used in the washer will be provided by Greg Webb of Houghton International.

The tour will conclude with a visit to the production control center where refreshments will be served and guests can learn more about careers in manufacturing.

Tours are scheduled to begin every 15 minutes throughout the afternoon. Guests will be provided with safety glasses and hearing protection devices. Covered shoes (no sandals) are required. Educators and students are welcome but students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by parents or teachers; student groups of more than five persons must register in advance.

About Manufacturing Day

Manufacturing Day is designed to help students, parents, educators, media, customers, suppliers and the community at large learn about real career opportunities, training and resources.

Manufacturing Day is co-produced by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the Manufacturing Institute (MI) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) and will be supported by dozens of other national and regional manufacturing organizations nationwide.

“Manufacturing Day is a great opportunity to shift Americans’ perception that it is not our grandfather’s manufacturing anymore and to showcase the tremendous career opportunities manufacturing has to offer,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons.

About the Manufacturing Industry

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 participating in Manufacturing Day, companies like Metcam in Alpharetta, Georgia, hope to show that manufacturing is a solid, long-term career choice for qualified candidates-including the young people who will form the workforce of tomorrow.

To register your firm, school or organization to attend Manufacturing Day at Metcam, please contact Sue Max at or by calling 770.817.2614.

About Metcam

Metcam is a fabricator of precision sheet metal components and assemblies for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) representing a wide variety of industries including telecommunications, electronics and HVAC. Metcam’s advanced metalworking capabilities include laser cutting, punching, forming, hardware insertion, welding (including robotics), powder painting, silkscreen and parts assembly. Metcam also assists clients with product design and manufacturability to reduce their total cost of production. Metcam’s award-winning service, combined with an aggressive focus on quality, environmental management and lean manufacturing, simplifies the outsourcing decision for firms worldwide.

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