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Manufacturing Day Recognizes Importance of Manufacturing to Communities Big and Small

Submitted by Jenny Hull on

On Friday, October 1, ClarkDietrich will pay tribute to the important role manufacturers play in our communities as part of Manufacturing Day. As the largest manufacturer of cold-formed steel framing in North America, ClarkDietrich employs well over 1,000 people across its 14 plants. In appreciation of the hard work and dedication of its team members, ClarkDietrich facilities throughout the country will gather employees for snacks, refreshments and fellowship.

Held annually on the first Friday in October with events that continue throughout the month, Manufacturing Day is an initiative of The Manufacturing Institute. The month-long celebration is aimed at introducing students, parents and educators to the industry and celebrating the positive impact manufacturers have on building strong economies on the local, national and global level.

Manufacturing Day is also used to showcase career opportunities available in the manufacturing industries and inspire future generations of manufacturers. The National Association of Manufacturers estimates that 3.5 million manufacturing job openings will be available over the next 10 years. At ClarkDietrich, we are actively working with our local communities to build a steady pipeline of qualified and diversified talent to fill available positions at our facilities.

“Manufacturing is a critical industry to the economy, providing millions of high-paying jobs and fostering economic growth in countless communities throughout the world,” said Jimmy Rickett, Vice President of Operations, ClarkDietrich. “Manufacturing Day is an important opportunity for manufacturers like ClarkDietrich to commend the positive impact our people have made in their communities and to show future generations what it means to work in our industry.”



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