Manufacturing Month 2017 Update


NH MEP Celebrates a Successful New Hampshire Manufacturing Month

Concord, NH, October 2017 – The Granite State – led by New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NH MEP) Advisory Council, New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs (NHDBEA), the Business Industry Association (BIA), the New Hampshire High Tech Council (NHHTC), the Community College System of New Hampshire, Keene State College, the New Hampshire Department of Education and many other partners organized a successful month to celebrate manufacturing.

New Hampshire Manufacturing Month kicked off on October 6, 2017 at Eptam Plastics in Northfield, NH, where Jimmie Hinson, Business Retention Specialist with the New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs read the proclamation recognizing NH Manufacturing Month.

An important part of Manufacturing Month was having high school, middle school, and community college students’ visit with local manufacturers. These visits allowed students to see and learn about what is made in NH as well as career opportunities NH manufacturing offers. During the month of October 2017, there were 50 schools and 51 manufacturers that participated in 1863 visits to local manufacturers, and hundreds more visited local community colleges and NH Career and Technical Centers (CTE).

“We have participated in NH Manufacturing Week for 4 years, but this year is our first Manufacturing Month. Over those 4 years there has been an increase in the number of students and manufacturers participating in the tours. We hope that in 3 years from now, we will have engaged every high school in NH Manufacturing Month, and increased the number of participating middle schools.” said Zenagui Brahim, President of NH MEP. “We thank all our partners for their collaboration to make this endeavor a success.”

The month culminated with the 15th Annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit. The Summit took place on October 27, 2017 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, New Hampshire. The event hosted inspiring guest speakers, practical educational sessions and opportunities to network. It proved to be a huge success. Over 300 senior executives from manufacturing and representatives from the state, industry and educational organizations attended the Summit.

For more information contact: Zenagui Brahim, President, NH MEP 603-226-3200, zenaguib@nhmep.org.

Here are some photos from the School visits to Manufacturers.

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Above: Students from Nashua Christian Academy get a look at some of the manufacturing equipment in use at Worthen Industries, Inc.
  
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Above: Students from Pace Career Academy watch as plastic products are manufactured at Tecomet, Inc.
  
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Above: Students from Lebanon High School learn how Preferred Building Systems manufactures its building materials.

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