RGF Environmental Group Inc., the leader in environmental solutions for air, food and water, opened the doors of its manufacturing facility to 50 local students and their instructors from Palm Beach State College (PBSC) to celebrate National Manufacturing Day. National Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) took place on October 5th this year, and is an initiative created by the National Association of Manufacturers to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. This day provides an opportunity for facilities across North America to show their communities what they do, highlight the economic importance of manufacturing, and draw attention to manufacturing careers.
PBSC’s visit to RGF’s headquarters included a company introduction by Lisa Bailey, USA Air Sales Manager. She mentioned to students, “As an employer of those in the STEM fields, we are always seeking out individuals who show the capacity for adaptation and diversification beyond their current interests and skills.” Students and instructors were led through RGF’s manufacturing facility by RGF engineers, sales leads, and plant supervisors, further illustrating the importance of interconnectivity between employees. Stopping at critical areas within the facility highlighted the company’s approach to vertical manufacturing. The tour showcased research and development labs, prototyping techniques, electrical panel assembly, quality control, welding and automation machinery.
First held in 2012 and organized by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International, this day gives manufacturers the opportunity to address the skills gaps they face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the industry as a whole. For more information, go to www.rgf.com