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Oct 2, 2020 Rocky Hill, CT
Henkel, a leading manufacturer of well-known consumer and industrial brands, including Loctite®, Technomelt® and Bonderite® adhesives, is opening its virtual doors to local high school students to recognize Manufacturing Day. The annual national event, which kicks off on October 2, serves to educate and inspire the next generation of manufacturers.
Henkel will hold virtual events at two of its U.S. adhesive manufacturing facilities in Richmond, MO, on Tuesday, October 6 and Salisbury, NC, Monday, October 5 and Thursday, October 8. The events are being held in conjunction with Manufacturing Day, sponsored by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).
Students will participate from Richmond High School in Richmond, MO and a variety of schools in Salisbury, NC, including North Rowan High School, West Rowan High School, East Rowan High School, Salisbury High School, Henderson Independent High School, and Carson High School. During the events, students will learn about Henkel’s innovative technologies used in the adhesives industry through a guided video tour, in addition to a virtual Q&A session with site leaders.
“Manufacturing Day is an excellent opportunity to engage with our future leaders,” said Mike Olosky, President, Henkel North America; Regional Head, Adhesive Technologies Americas; Global Head, Industrials & Electronics. “We’re pleased to participate and highlight our leading manufacturing operations at Henkel’s facilities in Richmond and Salisbury.”
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Henkel Manufacturing Day events will be held virtually. This year’s events bear significant importance, as manufacturing is a critical part of the impactful work being done in response to the pandemic.
“As we rebound from this pandemic, we will need creators in this industry making MFG Day 2020 as relevant and important as ever,” said Carolyn Lee, Executive Director of The Manufacturing Institute. “We appreciate our manufacturing partners, like Henkel, who are committed to educating and exciting the next generation, who will ultimately define the continued success of modern manufacturing in America."