Manufacturers statewide are opening their doors in the coming days to showcase the reality of modern manufacturing as a sleek, technology-driven industry full of high-paid, fulfilling careers.
The open houses are part of the eighth annual MFG Day officially celebrated nationally on Oct. 4. The event has seen U.S. participation grow from about 240 events to more than 2,900 annually.
The event is geared toward inspiring the next generation by showing how they can make a difference through manufacturing and showing them how to take the first step toward starting a career in the industry.
To that end, about 20 Wyoming companies and institutions are participating in the festivities. Follow links of each event for details. Learn more about MFG Day here.
Puma Steel – Student welding competition with $15,000 in prizes up for grabs followed by facility tours.
Hengxin – A leading manufacturer of plastic molding will hold a presentation at their facility.
Avvid Corporation – Meet some robots and get some hands-on exposure to cutting edge technology.
HiViz Sights – Learn about metal injection molding, CNC manufacturing, gunsight research and design and engineering.
Bonds Brewing – Learn how your local brew is made. All ages invited.
Vacutech – Learn more about the company that revolutionized the car wash industry.
EMIT Technologies – Take a tour and receive a commemorative coin designed and manufactured in Sheridan.
Kennon – Discover a Sheridan company developing protective covers for the U.S. military, hospitals and more using advanced materials science.
The Sheridan Press – Get a look inside the hood of how your local Sheridan newspaper is produced.
Craftco – Check out the company’s waterjet cutting table and other machinery in the shop.
Holly Seed – After nearly a century in business, Holly Seed is no stranger to engineering innovative solutions when it comes to seed processing.
Tom Balding Bits & Spurs – Learn more about Tom Balding’s handcrafted bits, spurs and more.
L&H Industrial – L&H offers precision manufacturing and repair of heavy (and we mean HEAVY!) industrial equipment.
Sheridan College Technical Center – The tech center offers welding, construction, diesel and machine tool technology education to students.
Bighorn Design Studio – See how eCommerce, custom embroidery and fulfillment services (plus great coffee!) come together at Bighorn Design Studio.
King’s Saddlery – Swing on by to learn how King’s Saddlery ropes are made.
Black Tooth Brewing Company – Join local manufacturers for a wrap-up celebration of Manufacturing Day.
Luminous Brewhouse – Learn more about Luminous Brewhouse.
Koltiska Distillery – Learn more about Koltiska Distillery.