October 7 is Manufacturing Day, an annual celebration of the North American manufacturing industry and the accomplishments of the people who work within it.
At THOMASNET.com, we partner with thousands of manufacturers to help them reach their business goals, and we spoke with a few of them to find out why a career in manufacturing is cause for celebration:
Alan Jesiolowski is a moldmaker at The Rodon Group, a high volume, custom plastic injection molder. He’s worked at The Rodon Group for 24 years and has been in the industry for 35 years.
Matthew LaBar is the owner of Scalar Manufacturing, a circuit board manufacturing engineering firm and a manufacturer's representative to electronic manufacturers. He has worked in the industry for eight years.
Carl J. Stelly is the Business Development Manager at Precision Cutting Specialties, a manufacturer of precision parts. Carl has worked in manufacturing for more than 36 years.
Here’s what they had to say about the field, the trends shaping the industry, and the advice they would give to young and aspiring manufacturing professionals.