Miller Fabrication Solutions Expands Manufacturing Day Celebration Amid Pandemic with Free, Online “Manufacturing Month” Events
General public is invited to attend; events also will support local nonprofits
BROOKVILLE, Pa. – September 14, 2020 – Miller Fabrication Solutions typically celebrates America’s “MFG Day,” or Manufacturing Day, annually on the first Friday of October. But in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the contract steel fabricator is marking the October 2, 2020, event a little differently.
Manufacturing Day enables manufacturers and suppliers to the manufacturing industry, like Miller, to showcase their work and highlight career opportunities as the industry seeks to fill millions of high-skill, high-tech and high-paying jobs over the next decade. More than 400,000 students, parents, teachers, community leaders and others interested in learning more about modern manufacturing typically attend thousands of Manufacturing Day events in all 50 states and in Puerto Rico.
Due to the coronavirus, Miller’s Manufacturing Day festivities will not be held in person this year. Instead of scaling back its participation, however, Miller is expanding the usual one-day occasion into a month-long series of virtual events and charitable giving campaigns.
“Miller decided to do more – not less – for Manufacturing Day, in light of the challenges 2020 has brought,” said Eric Miller, the company’s president and third generation of family leadership. “We’re excited to have created a virtual Manufacturing Month, which provides multiple opportunities to engage the public, showcase our plant facilities and introduce some of the people who make Miller thrive, while simultaneously supporting the communities where we live and work.”
During Manufacturing Month, Miller team members will present plant tours at each of its three western Pennsylvania locations, giving close-up looks at state-of-the art equipment and robotics. A “Meet a Manufacturing Expert” event series will include interviews with in-house, skilled professionals to break down manufacturing processes and industry concepts. Across all events, Miller will be spotlighting charitable organizations that have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Miller will match all donations to these nonprofits made by Manufacturing Month participants, up to $500. Donors who email their contribution receipts to Miller’s marketing department will receive free Miller swag items in gratitude for their generosity.
Manufacturing Month events are free, open to the public and safely accessible from a computer, tablet or mobile device. To learn more about these events and register for a session, visit the Events section of www.millerfabricationsolutions.com. Instructions to join the online sessions via “GoToWebinar” will be emailed upon registration.
Manufacturing Day is presented annually by the National Association of Manufacturers and The Manufacturing Institute.
Miller Fabrication Solutions Manufacturing Month Event Schedule:
Manufacturing Day – Friday, October 2, 2020 Miller Headquarters (Sandy Lick) Tour (Plant is located in Brookville, Pennsylvania) 10 – 11 a.m. EDT OR 2 – 3 p.m. EDT Donations encouraged for: Summerville Library 114 Second Avenue P.O. Box 301 Summerville, PA 15864
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 Meet a Manufacturing Expert 10 – 11 a.m. EDT OR 2 – 3 p.m. EDT Donations encouraged for: Light Up Brookville (organizes the annual Brookville holiday festival and parade) P.O. Box 2 Brookville, PA 15825
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Miller Maplevale Plant Tour (Plant is located in Brookville, Pennsylvania) 10 – 11 a.m. EDT OR 2 – 3 p.m. EDT Donations encouraged for: Western PA CARES for Kids
Monday, October 19, 2020 Meet a Manufacturing Expert 10 – 11 a.m. EDT OR 2 – 3 p.m. EDT Donations encouraged for: Coolspring Power Museum ATTN: Darlene Stuchell, Treasurer 76 Harvest Lane Punxsutawney, PA 15767
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Miller Homer City Plant Tour (Plant is located in Indiana County, Pennsylvania) 10 – 11 a.m. EDT OR Noon – 1 p.m. EDT Donations encouraged for: Evergreen After School Club 655 Church Street, Suite 100 Indiana, PA 15701
Manufacturing Month participants may continue the manufacturing celebrations on social media platforms by tagging #MillerFabricationSolutions and #MFGMonth20 on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
About Miller Fabrication Solutions
Established in 1963, Miller Fabrication Solutions is the strategic fabrication partner for innovative, global OEMs. Miller delivers high-quality metal parts and assemblies through its extensive value-added and manufacturing solutions. With a core focus on modern technology and robotic automation coupled with lean processes, the “Miller Customer Experience” works to ensure that complex project measures are exceeded now and well into the future. OEMs can learn how to transform their metal manufacturing processes by scheduling a consultation.
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