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Akron Brass Hosts Wooster and Triway High Schools for Manufacturing Day

Friday, October 7, 2016  

Wooster, Ohio –  Today, fourteen businesses across Wayne County opened their doors to students, hoping to inspire a new generation of manufacturers. Five hundred students from participating schools visited different companies for tours and informational sessions. Akron Brass hosted groups from Triway and Wooster High School.

Akron Brass employees led students on a factory tour, focusing on machining, assembly and testing. Students were able to speak with employees and see the variety of jobs available in manufacturing. Presenters showed that these jobs are viable career options, requiring experience, computer knowledge and technical skill.

Manufacturing Day is an annual event across the United States to inform students about the importance of manufacturing to the economy. In Wayne County, Manufacturing Day is sponsored by the Orrville and Wooster Chambers of Commerce. Their goal is to create an event where “students and educators will be given the opportunity to connect with manufacturers and explore how they can be involved in the growing number of manufacturing related careers across Wayne County and the State of Ohio.”

Machining of Akron Brass products explained by engineerStudents test out Akron Brass equipment

About Akron Brass Company

Founded in 1918, Akron Brass is a worldwide marketer and manufacturer of high performance life-safety, firefighting and emergency response equipment. Akron Brass is ISO 9001 registered and has an excellent reputation for developing and manufacturing innovative products. Akron Brass is a unit of IDEX Corporation [NYSE:IEX],  an applied solutions company specializing in fluid and metering technologies, health and science technologies and fire, safety and other diversified products.          

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