Stiles Machinery Inc. is inviting local students to a Manufacturing Day event Oct. 5 to tour its facilities in Grand Rapids, Mich., and receive hands-on experience in modern-day manufacturing.
Manufacturing Day is a nationwide movement designed to inspire the next generation by giving them insights into what manufacturing looks like today and how it is impacting the future.
Participants will begin by learning how the company’s German-engineered flat table CNC machining centers are built and assembled at the Homag Machinery North America plant. From there, students will take part in several interactive demonstrations through Stiles University’s Training Lab, where they will use cutting-edge CNC technology to produce Martin guitar bodies and other wood-based products.
“We are excited to host this Manufacturing Day event, and believe that it is our responsibility to get the next generation interested and excited about the opportunities that manufacturing has to offer. We look forward to changing the perception of manufacturing with a fun, high-energy and informative day,” Thomas Allott, manager of Stiles University, said in a statement.