Manufacturing Day, which is an annual event that takes place on October 3rd, was the perfect day for PT Coupling to celebrate how proud we are to be an proud American manufacturer of couplings for the petroleum, industrial, chemical, and food grade markets. Our products are made in America, by Americans.
One thing we like to use Manufacturing Day for – also referred to as MFG Day – is to explain to the public just what it is that we do, and what kinds of skills we are looking for. Many American manufacturers, us included, face a looming skills gap. Over the years, our education system has fallen away from the core STEM skills. Part of the MFG Day activities is us spreading the word about the need for STEM education, and an increase in workers from the STEM fields.
STEM refers to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – four skill areas that American manufacturers are in need of now, and in the future. These skill areas are needed throughout the manufacturing process – from design, to production, through to quality control, a background in these skills is absolutely necessary. This education background will help to guarantee the success of the individual in the manufacturing field, and will provide plenty of chances for growth.
MFG Day provides the chance for us to meet with future STEM scholars and show them the promising career in American manufacturing that may lie ahead of them, should they pursue their studies. A strong manufacturing future makes for a strong future for the community and the country.
PT Coupling is happy to spread the word of Manufacturing Day, and we hope that you will take part in the day with us as your local American manufacturer. Don’t forget, while Manufacturing Day is only once a year, we are working every day to provide the best in American-made couplings for industry.