Metcam Opens Doors for Manufacturing Day: October 5, 2012 — Factory Tours Raise Awareness of Skilled Career Options and Importance of Manufacturing to U.S. Economy

(PRWEB) September 17, 2012

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 Manufacturing Day on Oct. 5, 2012.

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

About the Open House

Metcam is hosting an open house on October 5 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 robotic equipment used for metal fabrication.

Guests will be treated to an overview of Metcams quality, safety and sustainability programs then receive a tour of the manufacturing facilities. The tour will conclude with a visit to the production control center where refreshments will be served. 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 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, and it is a vital part of our economy.

To learn more about Manufacturing Day at Metcam, please contact Sue Max at sue (at) metcam (dot) com 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. Metcams 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. Metcams award-winning service, combined with an aggressive focus on quality, environmental management and lean manufacturing, simplifies the outsourcing decision for firms worldwide.

This year, Metcam is beginning the first phase of a 61,000 square-foot expansion that includes a new robotic manufacturing cell and will generate more than 30 new jobs in the community.

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