Manufacturing Day Bus Tour
Friday, Oct. 4, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The average annual manufacturing salary in Ohio is $74,679!

To celebrate Manufacturing Day CIFT is conducting a by invitation tour to showcase a cross section of Northwest Ohio manufacturers and the possible careers they represent for students graduating from high school.

Manufacturing is a growing and important part of the economy both in our state and around the nation. It also represents great opportunities for high paying and rewarding careers.

For every $1.00 spent in manufacturing, another $1.89 is added to the economy.

Over the next decade, nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will likely be needed, and 2 million are expected to go unfilled due to the skills gap.

Taken alone, manufacturing in the United States would be the ninth-largest economy in the world.

Get an in depth tour of some diverse manufacturer's in our area:

An Inclusive Workforce - Lott Industries
More than 200 employees in a 160,000 square + foot modern and climate controlled facility.

Manufacturing Capabilities on a National Scale - Owens-Illinois (O-I)
The Innovation Center advances new concepts in glass production enabling the qualification of emerging technologies.

Family Owned Manufacturing - Bollin Label Systems
A trusted name for 50 years in providing high impact custom and stock labeling solutions for a variety of products and markets.

Start up to Stand Alone Operation - Garlic Expressions
Producing one product, in one size, at one plant in Perrysburg, Ohio, they take special pride in their unique quality.

Start up to Stand Alone Operation - Marsha's Buckeyes
Producing the iconic Ohio candy for over 30 years, their goal is to always produce the perfect blend of peanut butter and chocolate.

The tour starts and ends at CIFT | 5555 Airport Highway, Toledo, OH 43615

Cost: There is no cost to attend this tour, lunch will be provided. We are looking forward to seeing you on Manufacturing Day 2019!

For more information, please contact Cathy Witte | 419-535-6000 ext. 142 | cwitte@ciftinnovation.org 

Required Dress Code: No jewelry is allowed, participants must wear leather shoes with no open toe or heel shoes and no heels over 1”, full-length pants are required - no skirts/shorts will be allowed.

Tour Rules: Cameras/cell phones will not be allowed in the Plants; name badges, eye protection & earplugs will be provided. All participants will be required to sign a Confidentially Agreement & review a safety brochure prior to boarding the charter bus.