New Baltimore, Mich., October 5, 2018 — Twenty students from Anchor Bay High School came to TransNav to celebrate Manufacturing Day®, a nation-wide initiative designed to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Now in its sixth year, Manufacturing Day was founded by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) in 2012 and is dedicated to overcoming public misconceptions that the US doesn’t manufacture anything anymore and to address the growing gap in skilled labor in the United States.

Engineering, Marketing and Business students who participate in Anchor Bay High School’s Career and Technical Education program attended the Friday morning event. TransNav’s Vice President of Manufacturing Jeff Hartwig and Human Resources Generalist Jeffery Lee welcomed students before they toured the facilities. Several TransNav employees presented various aspects of Plastic Injection Molding Manufacturing during the tour such as: materials, robotics, tools and tool design. Anchor Bay High School Senior, Blake Desmit said about the TransNav tour, “It was very informational and showed that there are plenty of jobs that are needed.” Blake has been accepted to University of Northwestern Ohio and plans to study Robotics and Automation.

Students learned that manufacturing is alive and well in the United States and that many jobs take a highly skilled work force. TransNav’s participation in Manufacturing Day draws public attention to manufacturing’s present-day reality and encourages job seekers to develop the skills they need to qualify for long-term careers in this secure and growing sector of the economy.

TransNav management wishes to thank employee presenters:
Ron Kozlowski
Randy Styczynski
Dale Trumble
Ross McClary
Mike Lindsey
Bob Lee