Manufacturing Day is an annual event that occurs nationwide on the first Friday of October.
To recognize the hard work of local manufacturing workers, Mayor Duke Bennett presented a proclamation at Marion Manufacturing, in West Terre Haute.
In the Wabash Valley, manufacturing employs 17% of all workers.
Careers in manufacturing offer wages 36% above the regions average wage rate.
High School and middle school guidance counselors from the Vigo County School Corporation toured the facility to learn more about local careers in manufacturing.
The day will also mark the launch of the monthly N.E.A.T newsletter.
This is an electronic newsletter that will introduce the public to local manufacturers and highlight career opportunities available in our area.