Makino Hosts Manufacturing Day Event to Demonstrate How U.S. Manufacturers Make What Matters

Program designed to expand knowledge of manufacturing, improve public perception of manufacturing career opportunities
Mason, Ohio – September 16, 2015 – In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2015, Makino is opening its facility on Friday, Oct. 2, to more than 500 students and community visitors in order to encourage and promote youth interest in manufacturing careers. The event is set to include guided tours throughout Makino’s facility with Makino employees who are available to respond to visitors’ questions. Each tour is scheduled for one hour, followed by an hour of discussions and consultations with Makino vendors and college admissions representatives.
Manufacturing Day is an annual national event executed at the local level and supported by thousands of manufacturers as they host students, teachers, parents, job seekers and other community members at open houses, plant tours and presentations designed to showcase modern manufacturing technology and careers.
“Manufacturing has been and will continue to be an integral job market for the betterment of the U.S. economy and its people, and we intend to highlight this during this year’s Manufacturing Day,” said Don Lane, president and CEO of Makino Inc. “We want to prove to today’s youth that manufacturing is a vibrant career field filled with cutting-edge technologies and plenty of opportunity. With increasing demand for highly skilled professionals in the manufacturing sector, it is critical that we encourage today’s students to take a second look at the manufacturing industry—a beloved market that continues to drive economic success for our country.”
Five Makino vendors, including Kennametal and Blaser, are scheduled to be on site showcasing their technologies. In addition, four regional university admission offices are available to speak with students about ongoing education in various engineering and manufacturing fields. Key business segments highlighted during the tours include production machining, such as automotive and commercial goods, as well as aerospace manufacturing.
Registrations for Makino’s Manufacturing Day celebration are open until Monday, Sept. 28, with several afternoon tour times available. To register, simply RSVP to
Manufacturing Day is co-produced by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the Manufacturing Institute (MI), the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), and guest producer Industrial Strength Marketing (ISM). Media partners include the Edge Factor and the Science Channel, and the national movie partner is American Made Movie. More information on Manufacturing Day is available at
About Makino
A world leader in advanced CNC machining centers, Makino is committed to providing high-performance, leading-edge machining technologies and innovative engineered process solutions that enable manufacturers to focus on making what matters. Makino offers a wide range of high-precision metal-cutting and EDM machinery, including horizontal machining centersvertical machining centers5-axis machining centersgraphite machining centers, and wire and Ram EDMs. Makino’s flexible automation solutions provide reduced labor costs and increased throughput in a variety of production volumes and designs. Makino’s engineering services offers industry-leading expertise for even the most challenging applications across all industries. For more information, call 1-800-552-3288 or visit
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