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Romeo RIM Hosts Future Generation of Manufacturing Innovators

MFG DAY logoAt Romeo RIM we’re committed to developing a talented, engaged workforce fully capable of producing the world’s highest-quality, sought-after long fiber injection molded products. Our manufacturing facility boasts some of the most exciting, state-of-the-art machinery around, and it takes smart people who want to be here to make things work.

We’ve not only seen the tremendous impact this has made for our customers, but we’re also seeing similar effects across the entire U.S. manufacturing sector as our industry continues its recent rebound. As part of our commitment to developing the next generation manufacturing workforce, we recently hosted 17 students from Anchor Bay High School in Fairhaven, Michigan as part of our annual Manufacturing Day event.

Romeo RIM staff guided three groups of these students through several different areas of our innovation campus, covering production engineering, quality assurance, and an all-encompassing plant tour. During their time here, these impressive young men and women saw first-hand how Romeo RIM uses 3D printing and scanning; learned about tensile strength and reverse engineering; saw a water jet cutter, LFI rotary press, and reaction injection molding process; and learned from talented industry professionals like Applications Engineer Matt Exline, Senior Quality Engineer Lee Hickerson, and VP of Operations Tim Howell.

Special thanks to our group leaders Teri Boyes, materials coordinator; Adam Ritchie, business development manager; and Wade Spurlin, environmental and quality coordinator.

Manufacturing Day is a national event giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, “what manufacturing is” and “what it isn’t” to local educators and high school students. By working together, manufacturers connect with future generations, educating tomorrow’s workforce on the great career opportunities that exist in manufacturing.

Special thanks to Anchor Bay High School for helping to make this event a success. Click through some of our photos below to see tomorrow’s manufacturing professionals getting a fun, informative taste of this amazing industry.