ABB will open more than 30 of its facilities across the United States to the public this week in celebration of Manufacturing Day – an annual event that showcases modern, digitally driven manufacturing as an engine of the nation’s economic growth and a creator of vital jobs in America.
Manufacturing Day, on Oct. 5 is supported by thousands of manufacturers around the country. The celebration provides opportunities for students, teachers, parents, job seekers and other community members to attend open houses, plant tours and presentations designed to demonstrate advanced industrial technologies in modern factories, which can offer rewarding skilled jobs to future workers.
“Today’s high school students are tomorrow’s highly trained workforce,” said Greg Scheu, ABB Americas region president and US managing director. “Manufacturing Day provides a unique opportunity for us to show what modern manufacturing looks like today and where it is headed. By observing our operations firsthand, students will see for themselves that a career in manufacturing and automation is a great way to make a difference in the world.”
Interested students and prospective employees can join the company at one of its 30 participating locations for plant tours, presentations and Q&A sessions.
As a global company in electrification, robotics and industrial automation technologies, ABB employs 147,000 people worldwide – 24,000 of them in the United States. The company has invested more than $14 billion in the U.S. since 2010, resulting in b65 next-generation US manufacturing facilities and R&D centers.
ABB was recently ranked 8th globally on Fortune magazine’s list of “Change the World” companies. ABB promotes STEM education programs and supports preparing the future workforce to succeed in modern manufacturing environment. In addition to supporting Manufacturing day, ABB’s commitment includes career fair participation and partnerships in K-12 and higher education programs.