Students Get Insights Into Local Manufacturing

More than 300 students from six area high schools toured Door County manufacturing businesses as part of a career-awareness event coordinated by the Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) in collaboration with the Door County Manufacturers Association.

“The event is a great way to showcase the many different careers that local manufacturers have to offer and give students a glimpse of fascinating products that are made right here in Door County,” said Korey Mallien, DCEDC’s marketing and communications director. The tours concluded a Manufacturing Month awareness campaign that DCEDC staff worked on to highlight the importance of manufacturing in Door County.

Students from Sturgeon Bay, Sevastopol, Gibraltar, Southern Door, Washington Island and Algoma high schools participated in the tours at Marine Travelift, ExacTech, WireTech, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, N.E.W. Industries, Pro Products, Cadence, Therma-Tron-X, Key Industrial Plastics, Hatco, Door County Coffee & Tea Company and Door County Candle Company.

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