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Henkel hosts Manufacturing Day events for high school students

Manufacturing Day is an annual national event, which continues this week through Oct. 9 and serves to educate and inspire the next generation of manufacturers.

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Henkel NA hosts Manufacturing Day for high school students

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Henkel North America (Rocky Hill, Conn., U.S.) announced that it is opening its virtual doors to local high school students to recognize Manufacturing Day (MFG Day). The annual national event, which kicked off on October 2, serves to educate and inspire the next generation of manufacturers.

Henkel says it will hold virtual events at two of its U.S. adhesive manufacturing facilities in Richmond, Miss., on Tuesday, October 6 and Salisbury, N.C., on Monday, October 5 and Thursday, October 8. The events are being held in conjunction with Manufacturing Day, sponsored by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM; Washington, D.C., U.S.).

“Manufacturing Day is an excellent opportunity to engage with our future leaders,” says Mike Olosky, president, Henkel North America, regional head of Adhesive Technologies Americas and global head of Industrials and Electronics. “We’re pleased to participate and highlight our leading manufacturing operations at Henkel’s, facilities in Richmond and Salisbury.”

Students will participate from Richmond High School and a variety of schools in Salisbury, N.C., including North Rowan High School, West Rowan High School, East Rowan High School, Salisbury High School, Henderson Independent High School and Carson High School. During the events, students will learn about Henkel’s innovative technologies used in the adhesives industry through a guided video tour, in addition to a virtual Q&A session with site leaders.

“As we rebound from this pandemic, we will need creators in this industry making MFG Day 2020 as relevant and important as ever,” says Carolyn Lee, executive director of The Manufacturing Institute. “We appreciate our manufacturing partners, like Henkel, who are committed to educating and exciting the next generation, who will ultimately define the continued success of modern manufacturing in America."