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Students Visit Area Manufacturers

GREENVILLE — Area high school sophomore students had a unique opportunity to participate in Manufacturing Day last week. The day-long event introduces students to the many career options available in manufacturing.

From the October 10, 2019 edition of The Early Bird

GREENVILLE — Area high school sophomore students had a unique opportunity to participate in Manufacturing Day last week. The day-long event introduces students to the many career options available in manufacturing.

At Ramco Electric Motors, Greenville Senior High School sophomores made a stop for tours, as did Congressman Warren Davidson.

For Davidson, manufacturing hits close to home on a personal and professional level. The former, when he helped his father in his manufacturing business (as well as a business owner in his own right). The latter as a congressman and advocate of the small business owner. He had already spent the morning visiting various Darke County locations with the plan to stop at three other manufacturers in Butler County in the afternoon.

“Manufacturing is not dead,” said Davidson. “[The] jobs are changing, and the nature of the industry is changing.”

Indeed, the industry is changing as exemplified during the tours around the 72,000-square-foot Ramco facility. The 33-year-old company manufactures electric motors and a variety of related components for use in everything from industrial to military, aerospace to medical.

The students were split into groups to visit seven specific stations around the plant. They not only had a chance to see advanced technology in action but speak with the individuals working behind-the-scenes. It was a glimpse into the large expanse of the manufacturing world. They asked questions and even had the opportunity to exam various production pieces. One station included a tiny but imperative piece that goes on a space shuttle.

It was, as Davidson said, to “open their eyes to differing options” right at the time they are more than likely thinking about future careers. It was also a chance to reeducate them on the misperception surrounding the work......

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