Manufacturing Week

Posted on October 6, 2014

  by Updates

Celebrating Manufacturing Day led to a busy week here at Sterling Engineering.  With manufacturing in the national spotlight, Sterling got involved in many different events leading up to manufacturing day. We attended two job fairs, a Midwest Manufacturing awards ceremony, and sponsored/attended the first of two events showcasing the premiere of the latest capabilities Solidworks 2015 has to offer.


Our recruiters visited the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee campus for their engineering career fair on Tuesday, and Devry’s job fair in Addison IL on Wednesday. We often attend jobs fairs and speak at Career Days at colleges and encourage recent or soon-to-be graduate students to attend. If it doesn’t lead to a job, it can at least give you insight into the needs and expectations of employers.

A lot of attention gets pointed towards the manufacturing industry during this week, largely in part because of the annual Manufacturing Day which is held on the first Friday of every October. Manufacturing Day promotes involvement between manufacturers and their communities, and they typically offer plant tours on this day. As they put it on their website, “Manufacturing 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.” You can learn more about Manufacturing Day at

One of the highlights of the week was attending Midwest Manufacturing Matters and celebrating the impact and accomplishments of manufacturers in the Midwest.  Several employees of Sterling attended Midwest Manufacturing Matters, a gathering of leaders from the Manufacturing Industry to recognize achievements and discuss the impact and bright future of the Industry in the Midwest. Attendees from Sterling Engineering got the opportunity to meet other professionals in the industry, and learn about the positive impact that manufacturing has on the US economy. We congratulate S&C Electric Co., recipient of The 2014 Legacy Award, and who has been a client of Sterling for over 20 years. Linda Boasmond of Cedar Concepts received AIM’s Manufacturer of the year award and Tom Hacker of C&L Supreme (also a client of Sterling) received the Global Midwest Alliance’s Manufacturer of the year.


Also on Thursday was the Solidworks 2015 premiere event in Milwaukee. Hosted by Graphics Systems Corp., and sponsored by Sterling Engineering, the event showcased the new updates and enhancements to Solidworks, allowed attendees to meet Solidworks engineers, experts, and partners, and also featured bonus customer appreciation activities and giveaways. At the Sterling Engineering table, we raffled off a GoPro Hero3+.

We would consider it a successful week, and had a great time attending all of the events. Sterling is proud to be able to play its part and get involved in the manufacturing industry. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter for regular updates about what we have going on!


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