October is Manufacturing Month!

October is New York State’s official celebration of Manufacturing Month, which annually kicks off on the first Friday of the month with National Manufacturing Day! It is an opportunity for manufacturers to open their doors to provide tours of their facilities to educators and students. Employers can showcase their innovative technology, demonstrate how local products are made, and inspire the next generation to pursue careers in manufacturing.

Check out below for how you can join MACNY’s celebration of manufacturing! Click here to download a flyer to share with your school or classroom.


WestRock – Solvay Mill

Friday, October 7
9 am, 10:30 am, & 1:30 pm tours

Ever wonder who makes the box your pizza gets delivered in? Come & see how these boxes and lots of other packaging is made right here in Central New York!

Gear Motions – Solvay

Friday, October 7
9 am, 10:30 am, & 1:30 pm tours

Next time you’re at the airport waiting for your suitcase to glide up to you on the conveyor belt, think about the gears that make it happen. Gear Motions makes these high precision components for lots of other uses too – including aerospace, automotive, and printing applications, just to name a few.

Knowles Precision Devices – Cazenovia

Friday, October 7
9 am, 10:30 am, & 1:30 pm tours

Radar, pacemakers, MRI equipment, satellites, airplanes, electric vehicles, and mobile phone base stations are just a few of the places you’ll find Knowles Precision Devices, from 8,000 feet underground to over 250 miles above us, orbiting the Earth.

Schneider Packaging – Brewerton

Friday, October 7
9 am tour

In April of 1970, America celebrated its first-ever Earth Day. You know what else happened that year? Schneider Packaging was founded! Over 50 years later, they’re still designing state-of-the-art machinery for customers in food and beverage, dairy, pharmaceutical, personal care, and paper industries. Wait until you see what they do!


Future Women in STEM at The MOST

October – March

Come explore careers in engineering, manufacturing, and science with amazing women that work in these industries!

This series is targeted towards girls in grades 6-8, where female professionals from local companies will lead students in a fun, hands-on activity together to spark interest in these high-tech careers. A free lunch for students and free admission to the MOST (student and their family) will be provided.

Click here to view the full October – March agenda.

On Saturday, October 22nd, JPW Companies will be leading students in a hands-on activity to learn about steel rigging and careers in welding. JPW Companies has helped construct the JMA Wireless Dome, the Centro Bus Hub, St. Joseph’s Parking Garage, and more!

Pathways to Careers

Wednesday, October 12, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Cayuga Onondaga (CO) BOCES in Auburn, NY

There are excellent career opportunities free from college loans and debt! Join us at the upcoming Pathways to Careers event to learn more about local career opportunities, the benefits of apprenticeship programs, and new and exciting pathways to rewarding careers.

This event features a panel of representatives from BOCES, manufacturers, apprenticeship programs, and community colleges to assist parents and school counselors discover amazing career opportunities in Central New York. A Q&A session will follow the panel discussion.


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