Manufacturing Day 2017

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Bosch (Saint Joseph) & AACOA (Niles)

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Kinexus is excited to lead Southwest Michigan's 5th annual Manufacturing Day event on October 6, 2017. This event will celebrate Southwest Michigan’s $2.1 billion manufacturing industry and celebrate that manufacturing is a growing and thriving industry. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about the vast array of things that are made in their own backyards, and get a chance to see demonstrations by local career and technical education students and robotics teams.

To accommodate a larger geography, Kinexus and local manufacturers will be holding Manufacturing Day events simultaneously in Saint Joseph and Niles.

Last year's event drew hundreds of students, school administrators, local officials, and the community. Over 1,300 students, manufacturers, elected officials, and community members are expected to attend this year’s dual events. The event is free and open to the public.

A legislative update and business roundtable discussion will take place at Bosch in Saint Joseph.

Manufacturing Day will be happening simultaneously from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at both host sites. The Saint Joseph host and tour location is Bosch, located at 3737 Red Arrow Highway. The Niles host and tour location is AACOA, located at 2005 Mayflower Road.

Questions about Manufacturing Day can be directed to Dan Peat, Senior Director of Business, at 269.927.1064, x1184 or

Manufacturing Day is an annual national event that brings together hundreds of manufacturers to host students, teachers, parents, job seekers and other local community members at open houses designed to showcase modern manufacturing technology and careers. To learn more about the national movement, visit

Kinexus is an organization that invests its time and resources into creating integrated solutions for business, workforce, and community challenges to promote economic vitality in the Southwest Michigan region. For more information, visit, follow us on Twitter @KinexusGroup or “like” us on Facebook @KinexusGroup.

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