Open houses coinciding with National Mfg. Day

LISBON – The Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition and the Industry Partners of Lawrence and Mercer Counties are coordinating a series of open houses throughout the Oh-Penn Interstate Region in conjunction with National Manufacturing Day on Oct. 4.

Those interested in learning more about manufacturing and related career and training opportunities are encouraged to attend.

National Manufacturing Day is a nation-wide effort that gives local companies and training providers a chance to showcase today’s modern manufacturing in an effort to provide information about manufacturing occupations and address common misconceptions that exist about the industry and workplaces.

By working together, manufacturers and training providers are seeking to address the regional manufacturing skills shortages and help inspire a new generation of manufacturing talent.

Following is a listing of open houses in the Oh-Penn Interstate Region:

– BOC Water Hydraulics, 12024 Salem-Warren Road, Salem; 1-5 p.m.

National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, 236 W. Boardman St., Youngstown; October 3rd, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 3; pre-registration required at

-Trumbull Career and Technical Center, 528 Educational Highway, Warren; 9:30-11:30 a.m.

-Mahoning County Career and Technical Center , 7300 N. Palmyra Road, Canfield; High school engineering, manufacturing and welding program tours from 9-10:30 a.m. Adult education tours from 4-6 p.m. showcasing the certified industrial technology programs featuring machining and welding.

-Columbiana County Career and Technical Center, 9364 state Route 45, Lisbon; welding and manufacturing lab tours from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

-Mercer County Career Center , 776 Greenville Road, Mercer, Pa.; 5-7 p.m.

-Lawrence County Career and Technical Center, 750 Phelps Way, New Castle, Pa.; 6-8 p.m. Oct. 10.

-Joy Cone Company, 3435 Lamor Road, Hermitage, Pa.; 1-4 p.m.; visit or under the National Manufacturing Day announcement to complete the required registration form.

-Hodge Foundry, 42 Leech Road, Greenville, Pa.; 1-4 p.m. (Solid-toe shoes required).

Mahoning Valley Manufacturing Coalition was formed to provide a network for Mahoning Valley manufacturers to share ideas and resources to promote development of a skilled workforce; to identify the skills needed by current employees and the future workforce; engage local educators on the elementary, secondary and college levels to develop and strengthen curricula that will meet the needs identified by the MVMC; and identify and build awareness of manufacturers in the Mahoning Valley and the career pathways to enter and succeed in skilled, high-wage occupations. MVMC welcomes interested manufacturers to visit to learn more and apply for membership.