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2 Manufacturing Matters in Macomb County! There are an estimated 1,600 companies in Macomb County with direct ties to manufacturing. These companies: +Employ 66,000+ people +Offer an average salary/benefits of $68,488 +Export more than $37 billion in goods annually

3 Manufacturing Matters in Macomb County 2014 marks the second year that a national effort to increase awareness and appreciation for manufacturing is planned.

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5 MFG Day in Macomb County 2013 Macomb County was one of eight to hold a registered MFG Day event in Michigan during County Executive Mark Hackel began the day by inviting the media to tour area plants with him. As a result, area companies were featured in newspapers and local TV news:  WXYZ/Channel 7: 4000 Manufacturing Jobs Open in Macomb County WXYZ/Channel 7: 4000 Manufacturing Jobs Open in Macomb County  WDIV/Channel 4: Manufacturing makes comeback in Macomb County WDIV/Channel 4: Manufacturing makes comeback in Macomb County 5

6 2013 MFG Day Roundtable Next, executives from 15 area manufacturers gathered to discuss issues. One of the top concerns was the lack of young people getting involved in the field. It was suggested that Macomb County should get STUDENTS involved for MFG Day

7 An idea grows... The Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development met with Mike DeVault, superintendent of the Macomb Intermediate School District to ask if a countywide event was possible. He offered his support and suggested that district superintendents be offered a first- hand look at what students might experience on tours. 7

8 February 28, 2014 Plant tours were arranged followed by a luncheon where school officials met with more manufacturing executives. Superintendents were impressed and agreed that students SHOULD be exposed to the interesting and well- paying careers offered by manufacturing. 8

9 A committee was formed... Representatives from area manufacturers, school districts, colleges, and workforce development agencies have been meeting to formulate a plan. The goal? For 1,200 students from Macomb County high schools to visit manufacturers on Oct. 3,

10 The Goal for 2014 These students will: See manufacturing in action Meet the people who work in the field See and hear their passion for their jobs Learn about educational pathways that lead to good jobs in manufacturing 10

11 We need your help! Do you have an interesting workplace that challenges the perception that manufacturing is “dirty, dull, and low-paying?” Can your employees enthusiastically demonstrate what they do and talk about how they got involved in manufacturing? Could you allow up to 30 students and their chaperones to visit your plant on Friday, Oct. 3 for two hours? 8 – 10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Or, both! 11

12 Support offered! We will: Help you plan your tour(s) Prepare students to be safe during their visits Honor your need for security clearances Name your company as a participant in press releases and other stories we tell about the event 12 Your visitors and their chaperones could be split into smaller groups to allow them more manageable visits through work groups (engineering/design, production, human resources, marketing/sales, etc.)

13 Benefits to participating companies: 13 Opportunity to inspire the next generation of workers Create greater appreciation for the work that you do Make connections with area schools as a potential pipeline for new employees Help reinforce the message that manufacturing is important to our economy

14 Interested in getting involved? MFG Day in Macomb County - Company Questionnaire Someone from the committee will be in touch soon! 14 If your company would like to be considered as a possible tour location for October 3, please complete the online application :

15 Special Thanks to those that participated in MFG Day 2013 Avon Gear Axalta Coating Baker Aerospace Duggan Manufacturing Fori Automation* Great Fresh Foods Company IDC Industries Ideal Technology Corporation* M&M Turning & Manufacturing Co. Omega Plastics The Paslin Company Proper Group International PTI Engineered Plastics* RCO Engineering SKF-USA* (RETC students toured) Triumph Gear *tour locations 15

16 Special thanks to those that hosted superintendents Avon Gear Dynamics Plastics Elite Plastics Fori Automation Hard Milling Solutions KUKA Systems North America Proper Group International PTI Engineered Plastics* RCO Engineering SKF-USA* Romeo’s Engineering & Technology Center* Triumph Gear *tour locations 16

17 Planning Committee Members Jim Ahee, Macomb County Catherine Belkowski, Ferris State University Claire Brisson, Chippewa Valley Schools Kevin Chandler, Wayne State University David Darbyshire, Dasi Solutions Natalie Davis, Romeo Public Schools Stacie Eeman, Smart Sales Solutions Doug Evancho, K&K Stamping Mary Faley, Lake Shore Public Schools Denice Gerstenberg, Sterling Heights Vikki Gordon, Macomb Community College Ryan Hundt, MEDC Jennifer Husby, KUKA Don Kling, Lakeshore Schools Scott Kraemer, PTI Engineered Plastics Christopher Loria, Lake Shore Public Schools Joe Mandeville, Elite Plastic Paul Meloche, Fori Automation Colin Miller, Michigan Works! Edward Okuniewski, L’Anse Creuse Public Schools Scott Palmer, MISD Joe Petrosky, Macomb Community College Rich Pirrotta, ASC Global Jason Powell, Redall Industries David Richards, Fraser Public Schools Christine Robson, Michigan Works! Melissa Roy, Macomb County Kim Rovinski, Orbitak International Tom Ruczynski, Proper Group International Jennifer Seger, Macomb Community College Jennifer Shira, SKF USA John Thero, South Lake Schools Shannon Williams, Utica Community Schools Maria Zardis, Macomb County 17

18 Did You Know? 18 In Macomb County: Average Non-Manufacturing Salary $39,334 (202,878 jobs) Average Manufacturing Salary $68,488 (66,158 jobs) Source: MIDTSB Unemployment, US6.1% Manufacturing unemployment5.3% Recent college grad unemployment 12.6%

19 Importance of Manufacturing to our economy 19

20 Learn More 20 for more information including the Toolkit for Manufacturers


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