Precipart’s Manufacturing Day Event Featured in Newsday (Video)
Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers, and occurs on the first Friday in October every year. Thousands of manufacturers around the country open their doors to address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing, and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry.
For the fifth year in a row, Precipart held a Manufacturing Day event at its Farmingdale campus, and invited Long Island students, job seekers, and community members to tour the company’s manufacturing floor and facilities, and learn about the outstanding career opportunities available in manufacturing. Groups of students from Glen Cove High School and Farmingdale State College were among those participating.
Newsday spoke with Joseph Bryant, Precipart’s Director of Manufacturing, who talked about his hope for student’s to rethink preconceived notions and view manufacturing as an appealing career. “I hope they say it’s a beautiful, clean environment,” he said, adding, “It’s not manufacturing from 40 years ago…It’s clean, it’s organized, it’s neat. It’s brand new machines. There are computerized controls. So now they get to work with software. There are many more challenges, and they’re going to open their eyes and be able to say, ‘Wow this is an avenue that I never knew existed and I really want to get into.'”