From the Raymond company:
GREENE, NY – The Raymond Corporation celebrated National Manufacturing Day with more than 2,500 registered students from across the country in an interactive digital event on October 1, 2021. National Manufacturing Day is an annual celebration of the manufacturing industry organized by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).
This year was the second year that Raymond’s Manufacturing Day was a fully digital event, allowing students to experience what advanced manufacturing operations look like through a virtual experience.
Students learned how to develop their skills for the future through a virtual tour of manufacturing facilities, industry technology highlights, associate testimonials, and technician spotlights. The Future Workforce also heard from Raymond executives, including Senior Director of Operations and Quality, Tony Topencik, and Steve VanNostrand, Executive Vice President of Human Resources.
“The manufacturing industry is advancing and developing through innovative processes and technologies, which pushes and challenges our industry to reach new potential,” said VanNostrand. “We want to pique students’ curiosity about career opportunities that they might not have previously considered. “
In an exciting addition to the program this year, young professionals who work at Raymond in a variety of programs and roles shared their experiences within the organization. Speakers included members of the Broome-Tioga Co-operative Educational Services Council (BOCES) Youth Apprenticeship Program, a student enrolled in Raymond’s Co-op Program, and a young professional who is a full-time employee of Raymond.
“After attending the Raymond Manufacturing Day in high school, I definitely turned to Raymond for a job,” said James Gardner Jr., an industrial engineering student at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, and who is registered with the Raymond cooperative. program. “It really opened my eyes to what Raymond does and what a family it really is.”
Raymond’s virtual event was designed to fit into a teacher’s daily lesson plan. Raymond provided teachers with educational materials to support their programs and help students engage in new and interactive experiences. As part of the course, students were able to navigate the digital event at their own pace.
“My students have been very impressed with The Raymond Corporation’s innovation and the positive impact this premier organization has on the lives of businesses and clients around the world,” said Fred Tillinghast, Director of Admissions and international program at Bishop Kearney High School in Rochester, New York. “The technology, innovation and operational solutions provided by Raymond are a wonderful example of what the business looks like in the 21st century.”
“It was nice for my students to not only discover a locally based company that employs so many people and has a big impact on the region, but also to see how the field they are currently studying can be applied to the business world.” said Kerry Mack, professor of visual communication, Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego Board of Cooperative Educational Services (DCMO BOCES) Harrold Campus, Sidney Center, New York.
Manufacturers are looking to fill 4.6 million highly skilled and high-tech jobs over the next decade, and participation in Manufacturing Day events allows companies to engage students at an age where they still find their interests and interests. decide what types of careers they want to explore. .
For more information on career opportunities at Raymond, visit www.careers.raymondcorp.com.
About the Raymond Company
The Raymond Corporation, a Toyota Industries company, is one of the world’s leading providers of premium material handling products and intelligent intralogistics solutions. Built on principles of innovation and continuous improvement for more than 95 years, Raymond’s integrated automation, telematics, virtual reality and advanced energy solutions provide ways to optimize operations and bring warehousing and distribution operations to a new level of performance. Raymond® electric forklifts are designed to increase productivity and efficiency and are designed to provide ecological and economic benefits. In partnership with Toyota Advanced Logistics Solutions, Raymond provides solutions to the material handling and logistics markets in North America and around the world. Combining operational excellence, award-winning innovation and world-class global customer support, we work together to run better, manage smarter, and keep our customers always active. For more information, visit raymondcorp.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.
About National Manufacturing Day
Established in 2011 and held annually on the first Friday of October, MFG Day – National Manufacturing Day – helps show the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of businesses and educational institutions across the country to open their doors to students, parents, teachers and community leaders. 2021 marks the seventh consecutive year that Raymond has participated in National Manufacturing Day.