R.D. Parpart II, right, of ArcelorMittal, explains what his company has to offer to student Miguel Alfaro as Prairie State College celebrated Manufacturing Day on Thursday.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Manufacturing Day is a nationwide event intended to increase awareness of the importance and value of the manufacturing industry and its careers.
Robyn Williams, left, a student at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, examines a product as Prairie State College celebrated its Manufacturing Day on Thursday in the college's Industrial Technology Wing with lab tours, machine demonstrations and a career exploration fair.
INDIANAPOLIS | An afternoon of corn harvesting and an evening campaign fundraiser kept Gov. Mike Pence from greeting President Barack Obama in Gary on Wednesday.
Students often overlook manufacturing as a career path, but Manufacturing Day hopes to make them more aware of the option.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Prairie State College is celebrating Manufacturing Day with an exhibitor fair from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Oct. 2, in the Prairie Center, located in the Tech Wing on the college’s main campus at 202 S. Halsted St.
A robotic welder welds a trailer deck at Tri-State Industries in Hammond.
A robotic welder welds a trailer deck at Tri-State Industries in Hammond. Manufacturers across the country hope to get people to see the industry for what it is today: a still-vibrant and increasingly high-tech field in need of more skilled workers.
Machinist Doug Redmond works on a welding fixture for a hand truck at Tri-State Industries in Hammond. A survey of Indiana manufacturers found they are now more likely to invest in facilities, equipment and employees.
A machinist works on a welding fixture for a hand truck at Tri-State Industries in Hammond. The Digital Lab for Manufacturing in Chicago is expected to have a major impact on the regional economy, by helping make manufacturers more efficient and better able to respond to market demand.
PORTAGE | While walking around stacks of steel coils near processing machines Friday, John Hirt beamed with pride while leading people around his company's flagship processing facility.
Portage steel processing firm Feralloy Corp. is hosting a facility tour and open house Oct. 5 as part of Manufacturing Day.
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