In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2016, the Morrow County Development Office hosted a manufacturing luncheon. Over forty attendees from across the six county the region attended the event to hear Bruce Fawcett, Executive Director from PolymerOhio, Inc., Sundie Brown, Assistant Director, Morrow County Jobs & Family Services and Joyce Steffan, Director, Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University speak on current industry issues and opportunities.
Manufacturing Day is an annual national event executed at the local level supported by thousands of manufacturers as they learn the impact manufacturing has on the local community and discuss current and future needs of the industry.
“There is an increasing demand for highly skilled professionals in the manufacturing sector who can design, program and operate technology,” said Shane Farnsworth, Morrow County Development Director. “The average age of a manufacturing employee is 56, and between now and 2020 there will be an unprecedented shortage of skilled workers who will need to be replaced. This event brought manufacturers from across the region to network and learn about valuable resources to help them become more competitive.”
The Manufacturing Day luncheon was co-sponsored by the Morrow County Transportation Collaborative and Del Co Water, Inc.
Bruce Fawcett, Executive Director, Polymer Ohio speaking on the manufacturing industry in Ohio.