Metcam to address importance of manufacturing

09/18/2014 8:590 commentsViews: 2

The Metcam open house will allow visitors a behind the scenes look at lean manufacturing principles that are employed in manufacturing to eliminate waste from processes and provide increased productivity and sustainable growth.

 

MetcamA fabricator of sheet metal components located in south Forsyth County wants to highlight the importance of manufacturing to the nation’s economy.

On Oct. 4, Metcam will draw attention to the many high-skill jobs available in manufacturing fields and assemblies for manufacturers who resell another company’s product under their own name and branding.

Metcam, 305 Tidwell Circle in Alpharetta, joined a group of public and private organizations in the launch of the third annual Manufacturing Day. The company will host tours from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 4 at its manufacturing facility.

“By participating in this year’s event, Metcam hopes to attract the interest of young people and technology-minded professionals from across North Georgia and get them excited about pursuing good-paying opportunities in an innovative environment,” said Bruce Hagenau, president of Metcam.

Manufacturing Day was designed to expand knowledge about and improve general public perception of manufacturing careers and manufacturing’s value to the U.S. economy.

In 2013, more than 834 events were held in schools and manufacturing facilities and more than 35,000 people participated.

The Metcam open house will allow visitors a behind the scenes look at lean manufacturing principles that are employed in manufacturing to eliminate waste from processes and provide increased productivity and sustainable growth.

“Guests will be introduced to a variety of lean manufacturing techniques and learn how Metcam has created a culture of employee involvement and continuous improvement, which has resulted in significant waste reduction in our manufacturing and assembly processes,” Hagenau said. “We will demonstrate how Kaizen events conducted over the past year have resulted in changes that have improved our ability to meet our goal of delivering quality products on time to our customers.”

The tour will conclude with a visit to the production control center where refreshments will be served and guests can learn more about careers in manufacturing.

Tours are scheduled to begin every 15 minutes throughout the afternoon.

Guests will be provided with safety glasses and hearing protection devices.

Covered shoes (no sandals or high heels) are required.

Educators and students are welcome, but students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by parents or teachers; student groups of more than five persons must register in advance.

 

Source: northfulton.com

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