Rockford Systems, LLC. announced today it will be commemorating National Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) on October 4-5, 2018, by inviting members of the Rockford community — including students, educators, safety and community leaders and business people — to an Open House at its facilities in a collective effort to educate the public about advances in manufacturing career opportunities and to improve perceptions of manufacturing. Business people not familiar with Rockford Systems are encouraged to attend this FREE event to learn more in a relaxed, open-house format.
To register to attend the Open House, please click HERE by October 2, 2018. Seating is limited.
Attendees to the free event will take part in an interactive demonstration of 15 safeguarded metal-working machines operating under power, spend time in the company’s training center for a safety presentation, network with machine safeguarding specialists, and participate in the #selfieforsafety social media campaign. All attendees will also receive refreshments and a free gift bag. In all, there will be 8x 2-hour Open House MFG Day sessions on October 4-5 to attend, starting at 8:00 am and running until 4:00 pm.
MFG Day is an annual national event, executed at the local level that supports hundreds of manufacturers across the nation by hosting students, teachers, parents, job seekers, and other local community members at open houses designed to showcase modern manufacturing technology and careers. The goal of MFG Day is to addresses common misconceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is – and what it isn’t.
“Last year’s Open House was a huge success for the Rockford community and we expect this year’s event to be even bigger and more exciting,” said Carrie Halle, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Rockford Systems. “We are honored to support MFG Day’s mission of reminding the public that manufacturing is our economy’s bedrock and the driving force behind its growth.”
As part of this event, Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara will be on hand from 8:00-8:30am on October 4th to present the company with an official proclamation naming that Thursday as “Rockford Systems Day.”
Attendees to Rockford Systems MFG Day Open House are required to wear closed-toe shoes and tie hair long hair back to ensure safety. Students under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult or participate with a school group. All attendees will receive FREE eye and hearing protection, safety prizes, a safety gift bag, #selfieforsafety t-shirt and refreshments.