From Raymond Corporation:
GREENE, NY – Raymond Corporation celebrated National Manufacturing Day on October 1, 2021 with more than 2,500 students from around the country during an interactive digital event. National Manufacturing Day is an annual celebration of the manufacturing industry sponsored by the National Association of Organized is manufacturer (NAM).
This year, Raymond’s Manufacturing Day was a fully digital event for the second time, allowing students to discover what advanced manufacturing processes look like through a virtual experience.
The students learned about building skills for the future through a virtual tour of the production facility, industrial technology highlights, employee reviews and technician spotlights. Prospective employees also heard from Raymond executives – including Senior Director of Operations and Quality, Tony Topencik, and Steve VanNostrand, Executive Vice President of Human Resources.
“The manufacturing industry is advancing and growing through innovative processes and technologies, and this pushes and challenges our industry to achieve new potential,” said VanNostrand. “We want to arouse the curiosity of students about career opportunities that they may not have considered before.”
In an exciting addition to the program this year, young professionals working at Raymond in a variety of programs and roles shared their experiences in the organization. Speakers included members of the Broome-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) youth education program, a student who signed up for Raymond’s co-op program, and a young professional who works full-time with Raymond.
“After attending Manufacturing Day at Raymond in high school, I definitely started looking for a job with Raymond,” said James Gardner Jr., an industrial engineering student at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, and Raymonds Cooperation is part of the program. “It really opened my eyes to what Raymond is doing and how much family it really is.”
Raymond’s virtual event was designed to fit into a teacher’s daily lesson plan. Raymond provided teaching materials to teachers to support their curriculum and help students have new and interactive experiences. During the course, the students were able to navigate through the digital event at their own pace.
“My students were very impressed with how innovative the Raymond Corporation is and how much this world-class organization has made a positive impact on the lives of companies and customers around the world,” said Fred Tillinghast, Director of Admissions and International Program at Bishop Kearney High School in Rochester. New York. “Raymond’s technology, innovation and operational solutions are a wonderful example of how business is in the 21st century.NS Century.”
“For my students in particular, it was nice not only to get to know a local company that employs so many people and has a great influence on the region, but also to see how their current studies can be transferred to the business world.” said Kerry Mack, visual communication instructor, Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego Board of Cooperative Educational Services (DCMO BOCES) Harrold Campus, Sidney Center, New York.
Manufacturers are looking to fill 4.6 million highly skilled, high-tech jobs over the next decade, and attending Manufacturing Day events enables companies to hire students at an age when they can still find their interests and decide what types of careers they want to explore.
For more information on career opportunities at Raymond, please visit www.careers.raymondcorp.com.
About the Raymond Corporation
Raymond Corporation, a Toyota Industries company, is a leading global provider of world-class material handling products and intelligent intralogistics solutions. Based on the principles of innovation and continuous improvement for over 95 years, Raymonds offer integrated automation, telematics, virtual reality and advanced energy solutions to optimize operations and increase warehouse and distribution processes to a new level of performance. Raymond® Electric forklifts are designed to increase productivity and efficiency and offer ecological and economic advantages. In partnership with Toyota Advanced Logistics Solutions, Raymond delivers solutions for material flow and logistics markets in North America and worldwide. By combining operational excellence, award-winning innovation, and world-class customer support around the world, we work together to work better, manage smarter, and keep our customers going. For more information, visit raymondcorp.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.
About National Manufacturing Day
MFG Day – National Manufacturing Day – was founded in 2011 and is held annually on the first Friday in October community leaders. 2021 is the seventh year in a row that Raymond has attended National Manufacturing Day.