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Blum pulls back the curtain on  Manufacturing Day


Hardware manufacturer Blum recently used Manufacturing Day to create awareness about skilled careers in manufacturing. The company, based in Stanley, N.C., opened its doors to more than 70 local high school students in early October.

Now in its fifth year, Manufacturing Day is a nation-wide event in which manufacturers invite members of its communities into its facilities. By participating, Blum hopes to raise awareness about career opportunities while improving public perceptions on manufacturing.

“Blum has been an active player in developing the advanced manufacturing curriculum that is taught in our local Lincoln County high schools. Manufacturing Day provided a special opportunity to expand the student’s learning beyond the classroom, and we couldn’t have been more excited to see their eager faces as many of them toured a manufacturing plant for the first time,” said Blum’s vice president of materials/logistics, Michael Geis.

The students got the opportunity to discover how much behind-the-scenes work goes into Blum products. They also learned about the company’s organization and had their questions answered.

“We delivered a strong message about career possibilities in manufacturing and hope that one day we will see some of these students return to be a part of our future workforce,” Geis said.

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This article originally appeared in the December 2017 issue.

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