“Manufacturing is more than just putting parts together. It’s coming up with ideas, testing principles and perfecting the engineering, as well as final assembly.” James Dyson, founder Dyson Vacuum Cleaners
Manufacturing (MFG) Day is an annual nationally recognized event that has been gaining momentum since its creation in 2012. This year there were more than 2,300 MFG DAY events planned throughout the United States. Among the proud participants was NSK Precision America, Inc. a division of NSK Americas.
NSK presented two sessions on Monday, Oct. 5th to Indianapolis area IN schools: Center Grove High School, Decatur Central High School and University Heights Excel Center. These schools were invited to NSK’s precision ball screw manufacturing facility to learn about advanced manufacturing.
At the event, Miles Riley, Linear Specialist and New Business Development, presented a company overview to provide an understanding of who NSK is and what we do. Erin Bieger, Human Resources Generalist, discussed the career opportunities at NSK and the qualifications needed to start a career in manufacturing. All students also received a plant tour of the ball screw manufacturing process followed by a Q&A session.
These students left NSK with a new and favorable perspective of the manufacturing industry, spurring conversation on the ride back to school.
MFG DAY MISSION
MFG DAY addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is – and what it isn’t. By working together during and after MFG DAY, manufacturers will begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry.
Supported by a group of industry sponsors and co-producers, MFG DAY is designed to amplify the voice individual manufacturers and coordinate a collective chorus of manufacturers with common challenges and concerns. The rallying point for a growing mass movement, MFG DAY empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.
For more information about MFG Day, visit official website.
Established in 1916 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, NSK is a world class manufacturer of motion and control products, leading the industry with superior quality, engineering research and technical innovation. NSK produces and distributes a wide range of rolling element bearings, linear motion and automotive component products for a variety of applications.
Operating in the Americas (North and South), NSK Corporation, NSK Steering Systems and NSK Precision America, Inc. are members of the NSK Ltd. group and are headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
NSK has a network of sales and engineering teams working in partnership with customers to deliver high performance products, application-specific solutions, superior technical support and exceptional service to the Americas market. The company’s strategically located manufacturing and distribution centers supply both original equipment manufacturers and the industrial aftermarket through a broad distribution network.