Friday, October 5, 2018

8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

October 5, 2018 is National Manufacturing Day!

Celebrate and explore what northwest Ohio has to offer by visiting diverse operations and technical resources! CIFT, a partner of the Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership, is pleased to be hosting a bus tour of four unique manufacturing facilities in the Northwest Ohio area - each offering a different perspective and insight into the manufacturing world.
More than 111 events are planned around Ohio to showcase manufacturing. This is your chance to participate!
  • For every $1.00 spent in manufacturing, another $1.89 is added to the economy.
  • In 2016, the average manufacturing worker in the United States earned $82,023 annually, including pay and benefits.

See what is taking place in our region to address:

1. Workforce
  • A state-of-the-art facility designed to provide hands-on training to the latest equipment

2. Start-up to stand alone operation
  • Demonstrating growth by building a food business with the freshest ingredients from the ground up.
3. Automation
  • Approaches to designing and developing an automation system to complement manufacturing operations. How do robots link with production?
4. Manufacturing Capabilities on a national scale
  • An impressive 135-acre campus aiming for zero defects and zero back-orders by employing high-speed robotics and filling equipment managed by quality assurance metrics throughout the process.
The tour starts and ends at CIFT | 5555 Airport Highway, Toledo, OH 43615
Arrive at CIFT at 8:30 a.m. for coffee, donuts, and networking. The bus will depart promptly at 9:00 a.m and return to CIFT at 3 p.m.

There is no cost to attend this tour, lunch will be provided. We are looking forward to seeing you on Manufacturing Day 2018!

  • 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.

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

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.