October is Manufacturing Month!

Do your students know where the boxes of their favorite cereal are made?

Have they seen what it takes to get milk from the farm to their kitchen table?

Well, these are some of the questions that can get answered by joining us for a Manufacturing Month tour! This national celebration is where employers open their doors to students and educators to show the amazing technology and exciting hands-on careers that are available. MACNY is setting up tours on Thursday, October 5th and Friday, October 6th with companies across Central New York. We hope you and your students will join us to experience how manufacturing shapes our everyday lives and the many opportunities in the industry!


Join The Raymond Corporation as they celebrate over 100 years of innovation and excellence in manufacturing. This virtual event will be a self-guided exploration of Raymond including a company and industry overview, factory tour, Industry 4.0, technician spotlight, associate testimonials, a virtual manufacturing tour and learn about apprenticeship, co-op and job opportunities at Raymond Corp. You’ll also see how warehouses use global-leading material handling products and intelligent intralogistics solutions including forklifts, energy solutions, telematics and automated solutions to run better and manage smarter.

This year, The Raymond Corporation will host its Virtual Manufacturing Day event starting on Friday, October 6 at 8:00 AM EST.   The event will close on Friday, October 27 at 5:00 PM EST.

Middle school and high school students from across the country are welcome to join us. Teacher registration is required.

This is not a live event, participants are free to join at their convenience. The event is expected to take approximately 1 hour to complete. 


Thursday, October 5

  • 9:00 – 10:30am
  • 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Friday, October 6

  • 9:00 – 10:30am
  • 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm

The deadline to register is Wednesday, September 20!

Educators will be notified of which company they can tour within three business days via phone.

Bartell Machinery – Rome

Bartell Machinery is a premier supplier of tire production solutions that help maximize manufacturing productivity and efficiency. They produce equipment such as tire bead winding, bead inspection, material handling, and process automation. This company has been in business for 83 years, with over 8,700 machinery systems installed in more than 35 countries!

Learn more at https://bartellmachinery.com/

Tour Options:
Thursday, 10/5 – 10:30am-12:00pm

ITT / Goulds Pumps – Seneca Falls

ITT Goulds Pumps is in the global pump industry, serving customers in the oil and gas, mining, power generation, chemical, pulp and paper, and general industrial markets. As the only manufacturer to make digital monitoring standard on every process pump, ITT Goulds Pumps leads the industry in both mechanical pump design and the adoption of smart technologies. They have been in business for 175 years!

Learn more at https://www.gouldspumps.com/en-US/Home/

Tour Options:
Thursday, 10/5 – 10:30am-12:00pm
Thursday, 10/5 – 1:00-2:30pm

N.E.T. & Die – Fulton

Did you know NET & Die has built winch drums for the Buffalo Sabres (NHL) scoreboard system? Winch drums are used to raise and lower the scoreboards for technicians to work on them. They have also built them for Disney Cruise Lines to open and close the curtains for stage performances. Check out how this woman-owned machine shop creates custom products!

Learn more at https://www.netanddie.com/

Tour Options:
Thursday, 10/5 – 10:30am-12:00pm

Golden Artist Colors – New Berlin

Golden Artist Colors is a manufacturer of art materials revered across the globe by professional and aspiring artists. Their portfolio has set the standard for professional quality acrylic paints since 1980, as well as two newer brands – one for acrylics and one for watercolors. They ship paint to over 60 countries!

Learn more at https://www.goldenpaints.com/

Tour Options:
Thursday, 10/5 – 1:00-2:30pm

Schneider Packaging – Brewerton

Are you a fan of robots? Schneider Packaging designs state-of-the-art machinery for customers in food and beverage, dairy, pharmaceutical, and paper industries! They use Fanuc robots to deliver these custom solutions so companies can package their own products. See how manufacturing is about automation, rather than Henry Ford’s assembly line!

Learn more at https://www.schneiderequip.com/

Tour Options:
Thursday, 10/5 – 9:00-10:30am

ICM Controls – North Syracuse

If you have a furnace in your home, it just might have parts from ICM Controls! They manufacture furnace control boards, thermostats, fan controls, and more for many industries – heating/AC, pool and spa, electrical appliances, and recreational vehicles. Learn how ICM Controls helps keep you warm in winter and cool in the summer!

Learn more at https://www.icmcontrols.com/

Tour Options:
Thursday, 10/5 – 10:30am-12:00pm

United Radio – East Syracuse

Some people automatically assume United Radio is a radio station. They are actually experts in remanufacturing and repair solutions for electronics. Several police forces use this company to fix their two-way radios. Other work includes repairing stereo systems for cars and motorcycles. Check out how United Radio is fixing some of the products you have in your home and vehicles!

Learn more at https://www.unitedradio.com/

Tour Options:
Thursday, 10/5 – 10:30am-12:00pm

PaperWorks – Baldwinsville

If you have bought cereal or household products that come in a box, then you may have some PaperWorks products in your cupboard! This company manufactures a variety of paperboard items that fit customers’ needs. Come see how things you use at home get their outside packaging made here in CNY!

Learn more at https://www.onepaperworks.com/

Tour Options:
Friday, 10/6 – 9:00-10:30am
Friday, 10/6 – 10:30am-12:00pm

Eagle Metalcraft – East Syracuse

This company began as a welding shop and has grown to do work in sheet metal, machining, powder coating, and finishing artwork. It is veteran-owned and has continued to expand for the last 70+ years. See how they transform a piece of metal to a finished product!

Learn more at https://eaglemetalcraft.com/

Tour Options:
Thursday, 10/5 – 10:30am-12pm

Byrne – East Syracuse

For 90 years, the Byrne Family has been delivering healthy dairy goodness since 1933. Their founder, Matthew Byrne, was a tire salesman prior to getting into the dairy industry. The East Syracuse facility is a milk processing plant. You will be able to “follow the milk” and see it go from the truck to the carton!

Learn more at https://www.byrnedairy.com/

Tour Options:
Thursday, 10/5 – 9:00-10:30am
Thursday, 10/5 – 11:30am-1pm
Friday, 10/6 – 9:00-10:30am
Friday, 10/6 – 11:30am-1pm

Indium Corporation – Utica

If you use a smartphone, it likely contains Indium Corporation products! This company is a developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of electronics assembly materials. In addition to consumer electronics like smartphones, TVs, and gaming systems, their products are also used in 5G, automotive, defense, LED, and e-mobility technology. See how Indium Corporation’s products help us function in a high-tech world!

Learn more at https://www.indium.com/

Tour Options:
Friday, 10/6 – 9:00-10:30am

    • Complete the registration form above with your preferred date(s) and companies.
    • A short phone call with a MACNY team member to discuss logistics and answer questions.
    • Prepare your students and families with what to expect during the site visit.

    • Access to our team for support and guidance throughout the planning process and the day of student tours.
    • Regular communication as the intermediary between you and the company.
    • A tool kit to help you easily prepare for the tour and share information with families.
    • An employer fact sheet to share with students and families.

What will the tour involve?
The event flow of each site will vary. However, we will share a general agenda with educators prior to the tour. Each company will provide a short overview of the company and a walk-through of their facility. We have encouraged host companies to also do a hands-on activity to further engage students.

Why does each employer offer different date(s) and times?
National Manufacturing Day is typically held the first Friday of each October. Due to school calendars and employer availability, we are offering two dates. Employers signed up based on their operations and staffing.

Which grades can attend?
Some employers have outlined preferred grades for tours. The reasons for this may vary based on desired outreach or company policies.

What are the safety requirements?
Each employer has safety protocols. All students should wear closed-toe shoes. If safety glasses or ear plugs are required, the employer or MACNY will provide the equipment on site. Please refer to the Best Practices and Safety Guidelines document under “Educator Resources” for additional information.



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