Door County Manufacturing Day Oct. 27, 2018

Watch a robotic welder zap metal parts together at Therma Tron-X, or taste chocolate chip cookies baked in 45 seconds in an industrial oven made at Hatco Corporation. These experiences and many more await you, your family, friends and co-workers during the second Door County Manufacturing Day, Oct, 27, 8 am-noon.

This event is hosted by Door County Economic Development Corporation, and sponsored and supported by Door County Manufacturers Association and NEW Manufacturing Alliance. Our future workforce will have the opportunity to explore career options here in Door County, when 200 high school sophomores from the four Door County mainland high schools will tour 12 businesses Oct. 25. Added this year is a Job Fair at the participating businesses. Tour the business, talk to people who work there, and apply on site.

The public is invited to tour the same businesses from Oct. 27, including Itasca Automation in Egg Harbor. If you’re searching for a new job or career, bring your resume and prepare to engage with companies that are currently hiring. For safety, please wear closed-toed shoes on the tours; these are active manufacturing and design facilities. Northeast Wisconsin Technical College will have its ElectroMechanical Mobile Lab in the Sunshine House parking lot on Saturday. This 53-foot trailer is designed to introduce students to advanced manufacturing careers through hands-on experience with the customized equipment housed within the mobile lab.

The Sunshine House will also host a brat fry from 11 am to 1 pm Saturday. Saturday tours are free of charge. Donations are encouraged to support the Door County Business & Education Partnership, an initiative of DCEDC. Information about the businesses and a map of the industrial park will be available at each participating manufacturing company and at the information tent on the corner of Neenah Avenue and Highway 42.

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