Huntsville Plant hosting tour for National Manufacturing Day

October 6, 2017 by  

The PPG Huntsville facility will provide over 50 students with a grand tour of its plant in honor of National Manufacturing Day this month.

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) was the driving force behind National Manufacturing Day. NAM’s goal is to insure the manufacturing industry continues to have the skilled labor it will need in the future. The students touring PPG will come from Jemison and Grissom high schools, in addition to chemical engineering students from the University of Alabama at Huntsville.

In addition to the tour, the Huntsville facility’s press release also revealed the PPG Foundation is issuing grants totaling $25,000 for the support of local STEM programs. Of this, $5,000 each will go to Greenpower USA and the University of Alabama at Huntsville, and $15,000 to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.

On October 24, after touring the plant, students and PPG experts will take part in a Q&A session. Next, they will have a chance to interact with PPG employees and learn about manufacturing from a different perspective. PPG Huntsville employs around 600 here making aircraft transparencies with commercial and military aerospace applications.

When companies like PPG make efforts to ensure a skilled workforce will be available for the future manufacturing industry, brochures showing the various employment options and projections could prove to be both informative and inspiring.