Five Armstrong Flooring locations across the country hosted students for plant tours, activities, and presentations during this year’s Manufacturing Day, sponsored by the National Association of Manufacturers.
In Lancaster, Pa., students from Pequea Valley Intermediate School visited Armstrong Flooring’s headquarters and conducted science experiments to learn about science and engineering jobs in manufacturing. The South Gate, Calif., plant will hosted students from local vocational schools and colleges for tours, giving them an opportunity to learn how commercial and residential flooring is produced.
Employees from the hardwood flooring plant in Beverly, W.V., staffed an informational booth as part of the Mountain State Forest Festival Forestry and Wood Products Exhibit. In Kankakee, Ill., several groups from the welding classes at the Kankakee Area Career Center visited the floor tile plant. The resilient sheet flooring plant in Stillwater, Okla., will host a tour and panel discussion to showcase manufacturing careers to high school students on October 24.
“We’re happy to participate in Manufacturing Day across North America,” said Don Maier, Armstrong Flooring CEO and a board member of the National Association of Manufacturers. “We have planned events with local schools, to give students tours of our facilities and a firsthand look at the wide variety of exciting careers available in manufacturing. Manufacturing today is technologically advanced and offers exciting career opportunities. This is an important step in engaging with the next generation who will drive our economy and future innovations.”
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