Ajax Metal Forming Solutions of Minneapolis, Minnesota hosted students from area high schools during National Manufacturing Day on Thursday October 5, 2017.  Students who attend Patrick Henry High School, Paladin Career and Technical High School, Fridley High School, and Brooklyn Center High School were provided with plant tours, technical presentations, and custom manufactured gifts by the companies’ managers and technical staff.

“Manufacturing Day is an event our company celebrates each year,” said Ajax President Kent Djubek. “We use this event to encourage young people to consider manufacturing careers.  These students represent the future of manufacturing,” he said.

A Spin On This Year’s Event

Popular among visiting students each year are the custom-made giveaways produced by participating companies as a means to demonstrate manufacturing materials and technologies.  This year,

Ajax and Cass Precision Machining of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, worked together to produce a branded fidget spinner, one of which was given to each student.  The companies also demonstrated how the spinners were made and showed students the machines and materials used at each stage of the manufacturing process.

Ajax provided the specially-formed aluminum frame of the spinner, while Cass provided small internal machined components.  Arrow Cryogenics Inc. of Blaine, Minnesota, provided aluminum anodizing for the spinner, a process that prevents surface corrosion and improves aesthetics.

About National Manufacturing Day

Created by Founding Partner Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International in 2012, MFG DAY has enjoyed support from many organizations aligned with its mission of positively changing the public perception of modern manufacturing. Organizations that have played a vital role in working with FMA to successfully grow this national celebration of all things manufacturing include the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the Manufacturing Institute (MI), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). MFG DAY is now produced annually by the NAM with key contributions and support from the MEP and the MI.

About The National Association of Manufacturers

The NAM is the preeminent U.S. manufacturers association, as well as the nation’s largest industrial trade association, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states.  The organization is located at 733 10th Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001 and at www.nam.org.