Manufacturing Day, held nationwide on October 2, was a huge success for Wittmann Battenfeld at its Torrington, CT, headquarters. Targeting the event toward the younger generation about to enter the workforce, the global manufacturer and supplier of plastics processing equipment hosted more than 100 students from three different local high schools. Also attending the event both to observe and participate were two prominent Connecticut government officials: Jay Case, State Representative for Torrington and surrounding communities, and Adam Ney, Team Leader-Outreach & Engagement for the Connecticut Business & Industry Association.
Students began the day with an introduction to Wittmann Battenfeld and the plastics industry as a whole. They learned the basics of the plastics production process and the part that Wittmann Battenfeld's robots, molding machines and auxiliary equipment play in the grand scheme of things.
"We think the event went incredibly well," said Sonny Morneault Vice President, Sales. "We had over 100 local students out in our plant learning and getting excited about the plastics production process. Hopefully this experience will help to inspire some of them to pursue a career in the manufacturing industry."
After the event, the company received several thank you notes from guests including the following note from the Oliver Wolcott Technical School: "On behalf of Oliver Wolcott Technical School's Precision Machining Technology and Electronics Technology departments, we would like to offer a big Thank You for allowing our students to participate in the Manufacturing Day event at Wittmann Battenfeld. The event was well planned and the students had a great educational experience. It was great to see past graduates of Oliver Wolcott working at Wittmann Battenfeld, using the skills learned during their stay at Oliver Wolcott."