Bracalente proudly celebrated Manufacturing Day on October 26 in efforts to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. With hundreds of students from nearby schools, we had a great turnout as our participants were eager to learn more about manufacturing through a tour of our facility and hands-on learning sessions. Our attendees gained knowledge of the history of Bracalente as well as a better understanding of the many career opportunities in manufacturing.
What is Manufacturing Day?
Manufacturing (MFG) Day is an annual nationwide event that celebrates the vast accomplishments of modern manufacturing and addresses ways to improve the challenges the industry faces. The day is dedicated to inspiring future generations to pursue a fulfilling career in the manufacturing industry by seeing firsthand not only how a manufacturing facility operates, but observing how dedicated and talented the employees are with all the hard work they deliver each and every day. This year, over 2,739 MFG DAY events were held nationwide, and Bracalente hosted one of them.
How Did Bracalente Participate This Year?
Nearly 180 students from Emmaus High School, North Montco Technical Career Center, Quakertown High School, Souderton Area High School, Upper Bucks Technical School, Upper Perkiomen High School and Western Montgomery Technical School attended our exciting MFG Day event. Our celebration included a presentation about the origins of manufacturing, which also included an overview of the history of our company as well as the specific types of manufacturing processes we handle, such as CNC Swiss machining. After the presentation, we gave several tours of our facility and provided lunch to participants.
We later received a kind letter from Andrew J. Klein, the Metal Technology Instructor from Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center’s Metal Technology Program:
“It was very beneficial for the students to see firsthand the manufacturing processes used to produce a wide variety of machined components. The in-depth information the Bracalente employees shared with our groups was detailed and enlightening. This really emphasized the role and importance machining skills have in making many of the products used in all aspects of our daily lives.
It was very interesting to learn about the history of Bracalente Manufacturing Group and how it evolved into the renowned company it is today. Having the opportunity to see how your company operates has educated the students about manufacturing processes and given them a better understanding of the various roles that contribute to a machined products. The 3D printer, the Swiss machines, the CNC areas, and QC/inspection are a few of the areas our group found especially interesting. Our students found it very motivating to see how their interests, education, and career goals can come together to form a successful career in a manufacturing environment. It was also valuable to see equipment being used by various Bracalente employees, especially your new Haas machine, that is similar to what we have at our school. A visit like this is encouraging as it allows us to see the students are developing knowledge and skills on equipment that is used in the workplace.”
We’re thrilled that our event went so well and that we were able to lend a hand in encouraging younger generations to follow their passion and pursue a career in manufacturing. We look forward to celebrating MFG Day next year too!
If you’ve got any questions about our manufacturing capabilities and services, be sure to contact us today.