Marne, MI (October 26th, 2015) – DeWys Manufacturing Inc., a West – Michigan based metal solutions company, opened their doors for the third year to celebrate Manufacturing Day. Declared by President Obama as a national holiday, the goal of Manufacturing Day is to address the common misperceptions of a dark, dingy, and dead-end work environment. The focus is to raise awareness of advanced manufacturing career opportunities available to educators, parents, and students.
DeWys Manufacturing had three high schools in the greater Grand Rapids area tour their facility to learn about their culture and technology. Along with the tours the students were shown lean manufacturing videos, offered a Q & A session, and refreshments. This gave students the opportunity to open their eyes to the various careers and experiences DeWys Mfg. has to offer.
As part of Manufacturing Day, DeWys partnered with Amstore to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of Kent County. Amstore, a West Michigan based manufacture, provides custom store fixtures and interiors to leading national retailers, brands, and other consumer-facing organizations. Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity offered the opportunity to promote team work while making a difference in the community. Overall, it was a privilege for DeWys Manufacturing to be a part of hosting schools and volunteering in honor of Manufacturing Day. DeWys Manufacturing believes this is helping to make a difference in changing perception of our skilled labor workforce.