Over 120 middle and high school students from Wayne and Oakland County experienced a hands-on introduction to modern industrial technology and techniques at Deshler Group facilities in Livonia and Ferndale on Friday, Oct. 4. These events are a part of the national observance of Manufacturing Day 2019.
Franklin Middle School and Stevenson Middle School students from the Wayne-Westland Community Schools took part in interactive programming at the Michigan-based Tier-1 auto supplier's global headquarters in Livonia, which houses operations for sister companies Amanda Manufacturing Michigan (automotive-focused metal stamping); GS3 Global (supply-chain management); Feblo International (warehousing); and Amanda Products (aftermarket automotive products).
Simultaneously, high school students from Ferndale School District's Tri-County Educational Center will attend a tour held at UniBond Brake in Ferndale. These events were held concurrently with Manufacturing Day tours held at Deshler Group's manufacturing facility in Ohio.
"Addressing the manufacturing industry's workforce shortage takes strong public and private partnerships that educate and inspire students to consider manufacturing as an exciting and attainable career where there is growth potential," said Robert Gruschow, president of Deshler Group. "We are thrilled to support a program that yields tangible results for the future of these students, our company and American manufacturing."
Deshler Group continues its support for the annual Manufacturing Day program by offering students an up-close look at the company's diverse capabilities, as well as the variety of careers and processes behind the creation of parts.