Oct 4, 2023  Rocky Hill, CT

Bringing greater awareness to careers in manufacturing

Henkel celebrates Manufacturing Day by engaging local students at its facilities

Henkel, a leading manufacturer of well-known consumer and industrial brands, such as Dial® soap, all® laundry detergent, and Loctite®, Technomelt® and Bonderite® adhesives, sealants, and functional coatings, will promote careers in manufacturing with high school students in recognition of Manufacturing Day, held annually on the first Friday in October. Events will continue throughout the month, providing an opportunity to highlight manufacturing work and energize a future pipeline of skilled workers.

Employees from Henkel’s facilities in Bowling Green, KY; Delaware, OH; Greenville, SC; Richmond, MO; and Salisbury, NC will host in-person events throughout the month of October with local high school students as part of Manufacturing Day. This initiative is sponsored by the Manufacturing Institute, the workforce development and education affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers.

Students will learn about Henkel’s innovative technologies, production processes and career opportunities through guided site tours and discussions with site leaders. The Salisbury event will be held Wednesday, October 4; the Richmond event will be held Friday, October 6; and the Greenville event will be held on Monday, October 30. Henkel’s Manufacturing Day visits are part of the company’s commitment to education and continued investment in opportunities that provide students of all ages access to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) resources and STEM-related career information.

“Henkel is passionate about introducing students to the dynamic world of manufacturing and showcasing our innovative operations, technologies, and products,” said Christof Becker, Senior Vice President, Operations and Supply Chain Americas, Adhesive Technologies, Henkel. “I am honored to serve on the Board of Directors at the National Association of Manufacturers and to assist in achieving the goal for Manufacturing Day to spread awareness about the wide range of opportunities within the manufacturing sector and inspire the next generation. We look forward to hosting these events at a growing group of facilities across the region to reinforce the rewarding and highly specified careers that today’s manufacturing environment has to offer.”

“Manufacturers will need to fill 4 million jobs by the end of the decade. Manufacturing Day 2023 is our chance to build excitement and bring the possibilities and rewards of a career in modern manufacturing to more students and people nationwide,” said Carolyn Lee, President and Executive Director of the Manufacturing Institute. “We thank Henkel for their steadfast support in educating the future workforce through Manufacturing Day and other programs.”