Time flies when you’re having fun.


We’ve all been there, waking up one day, only to look at the calendar and think to yourself “where on EARTH did the Season/Month/Week/Day go?!” For me that train of thought has been a daily occurrence for well over a week now…. Where did the YEAR go? It has certainly been one full of excitement, challenges and new experiences, both professional and personal.

manufacturing day

As we look forward to the coming year, there are some annual events that I am excited to be apart of for the second time. First up on the list, and one of the most enjoyable and (in my opinion) important, is Manufacturing Day 2017 on October 6th.

For those of you that are already familiar with, or have read our recap of last year’s event, will know that the Manufacturing Day events are “a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers” where students from the local area can visit a vast range of local companies and get a behind the scenes look into manufacturing. 

manufacturing day collage

This year, Wenzel America will look to build on the success of our inaugural 2016 event returning as an Oakland County Manufacturing Day sponsor for 2017 alongside Magna International, FCA, Kelly Services, Automation Alley, Lawrence Technological University, and Oakland Community College. The morning event will combine a hands-on experience with short technical presentations, as we aim to increase the student’s exposure and understanding of the world of metrology. It will also feature some very special guest speakers, presenting both the history of Wenzel, and a look into our future with Industry 4.0.

We all know the importance of inspiring and motivating the next generation but it’s becoming even more crucial to invest in tomorrow’s workforce. As my colleague Scott Romain wrote this month – American Manufacturing is alive, well and growing but we have a problem, a significant skills gapTime may be flying, but it is not too late to identify, develop and encourage opportunities in manufacturing that otherwise may pass by unnoticed or disregarded

noble tool corp manufacturing day

I encourage all of our readers to participate in Manufacturing Day and be apart of the movement to inspire and grow our future workforce. Find out more information

Are you highlighting the importance of quality and metrology at your MFGDay 17 event? Snap some pictures, and we would love to connect with you to share and grow the experience via Twitter, Instagram, etc. Find us at Twitter and Instagram.

Stuart Nichols