Precision Plus Celebrates Manufacturing Month with Inaugural Youth Apprentice Signing Ceremony, Annual Open House
In celebration of National Manufacturing Month, Precision Plus held its inaugural Youth Apprentice Signing Ceremony, in conjunction with its annual MFG Day Open House, on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at its 40,000sf state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. The event featured a showcase circuit of educational institutions and industry partners, guided tours by their team of manufacturing professionals, a signing ceremony commemorating their newly inducted Youth Apprentices, and esteemed speakers and public figures.
“Our primary goal for events like this is to inspire, educate, and enlighten our community, educational, and industry partners on the advanced manufacturing industry. Additionally, it is an opportunity to showcase the various educational programs and continuous training initiatives we have implemented over the years,” Ray Jargstorf, Marketing Coordinator, expressed. “Our organization continues to lead the way in changing the narrative of modern day machining while educating and shaping the next generation of manufacturing professionals.”
Precision Plus’s MFG Day 2022 Showcase Circuit featured educational and industry partner exhibits that educated guests on the significance of manufacturing, real-world applications, and the variety of careers the industry has to offer. Exhibitors included the Elkhorn Area School District, Gateway Technical College, the Milwaukee School of Engineering, the Precision Machined Products Association, Doig Corporation, Morris Midwest Group, Tsugami America, and Parker Hannifin.
During the guided tours led by a team of manufacturing professionals, guests had the opportunity to see first-hand the production process for various precision machined components and solutions that Precision Plus produces for its clients in the medical, dental, military, firearms, industrial and pneumatic industries. This included stops at their quality assurance lab, Swiss cam machines, Swiss CNC lathes, and other precision machining and support equipment.
The evening continued with the organization’s inaugural Youth Apprentice Signing Ceremony, which included remarks from Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Secretary Amy Pechacek and U.S. House of Representative Bryan Steil. Pechacek and Steil discussed the significant impact that Youth Apprenticeship and Intern programs, like the one at Precision Plus, have on the continued development of Wisconsin’s workforce and overall economic success.
The newly inducted YAs were met onstage by their families in a ceremonial jersey and hatting presentation that symbolized Precision Plus’s commitment to their successful journey in the precision machining and advanced manufacturing industries.
“One of the most fulfilling aspects of my role in Human Resources is to showcase the amazing careers available in manufacturing with the next generation of manufacturing professionals,” Amanda Griffoul, Human Resources Manager, who spearheads the Youth Apprenticeship Program, says. “The smiles on the faces of the students as they signed their letters of commitment to our Youth Apprenticeship Program at Precision Plus on Thursday is the driving force behind what makes events like this so special!”
About MFG Day
MFG Day, a part of the Manufacturing Institute, is held nationwide throughout the month of October with nearly 350 manufacturing organizations hosting events that showcase the reality of modern manufacturing and the careers it can offer. The Manufacturing Institute encourages these organizations and educational institutions to open their doors to students, parents, teachers and community leaders.
About Precision Plus
Precision Plus provides precision machined solutions for small parts across aerospace, dental, medical, and more industries. The company’s phenomenal culture of passionate people and commitment to ongoing investments in technology results in timely responses, quality products, and on-time delivery. Through collaborative engagement/early supplier involvement (ESI) with our clients, our Application Engineering team can help develop the most cost-effective solutions to deliver ultimate performance and value. With support from our knowledgeable Production team, our professional Client Services group provides timely responses and delivers quality products on time and at a fair price. Precision Plus offers inventory management programs for our clients, whereby our team monitors inventory levels and finished components are shipped as needed.
Contacts at Precision Plus
For more information on Precision Plus’s MFG Day events, contact Ray Jargstorf, Marketing Coordinator, at JargstorfR@preplus.com, or visit www.preplus.com/mfgday.
Interested in joining the Precision Plus team of manufacturing professionals? Contact Amanda Griffoul, Human Resources Manager, at GriffoulA@preplus.com.
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