THE MFGDAY MISSION
MFGDAY is a North American event that addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. By working together during and after MFGDAY, manufacturers will begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing, and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry.
OCT. 1ST 2015
Participating Schools and Industries
SJC – J.P BOWMAN/ APOTEX
HT- TITAN TRAILERS/NORFOLK FRUIT GROWERS
Titan Trailers makes custom truck trailers for a variety of purposes and industries, including trailers to transport grain, steel, aggregate, asphalt, lumber and other products. Some trailers have a moving floor to make loading and unloading easier.
Norfolk Fruit Growers
Norfolk Fruit Growers doesn’t make apples, but they use advanced technology to store, sort and package apples in their world-class facility.
Tigercat specializes in the design and manufacture of forest harvesting systems and specialized machines for severe duty off road applications. The company opened its new, state-of-the-art $12-million plant on Consolidated Drive in July. It sells its quality forestry machines worldwide.
Coorstek is a multi-national company with plants around the world. Its Paris plant specializes in the manufacture of alumina-silicate ceramic molten metal filtration components for filtration of iron, aluminum, and steel castings at foundries worldwide.
J.P. Bowman uses advanced manufacturing techniques and technologies to produce complex metal stamping dies that produce automotive parts for car makers around the world. Technologies include Blue light 3D imaging and metal forming simulation software.
Apotex Pharmachem is Canada’s largest generic prescription drug manufacturer. Its Brantford plant is a 50,000 square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that employs a wide variety of occupations, from chemists to quality assurance inspectors.