Surry County, September 25th, 2019 – Manufacturing Day is an annual national event executed at the local level supported by thousands of manufacturers and local organizations. Please help us celebrate Manufacturing Day as a variety of companies open their doors to host local community members on industry tours and engage in presentations at Surry Community College designed to showcase modern manufacturing and careers.

In celebration of Manufacturing Week, the Surry County Economic Development Partnership will offer multiple events in conjunction with Surry Community College and local manufacturers during the first week of October. The coordinated activities during Manufacturing Week include multiple tours of local industries and a Manufacturing Day appreciation luncheon event on the main campus of Surry Community College, Friday, October 4th. Approximately seven companies will open their doors to elected officials and community leaders as part of an effort to change people’s perceptions about today’s manufacturing environment and draw attention to the outstanding opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide. Manufacturing representatives who attend the luncheon will also have an opportunity to tour the Machining, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Welding, Construction, and Carpentry departments at Surry Community College following the Manufacturing Day appreciation luncheon.

Manufacturing is alive and well in Surry County, and our local economy is positively impacted directly by the manufacturing community. There are approximately 4,036 people employed in manufacturing positions in Surry County, making up 12.7% of our total labor force. The average weekly wage for those employed in manufacturing is $772 in Surry County.

Surry County has a rich tradition of manufacturing quality products and is home to the men and woman who make these products every day. We are proud of our history, variety of advancing products and a dedicated labor force to make this possible each day.  Manufacturing Week is also a dedicated time to also expose the technical training available through our schools and community college and also a chance to highlight rewarding and lucrative careers with Surry County Manufacturers.

For more information, contact the Surry County Economic Development Partnership (336)-401-9900   Website: www.surryedp.com or www.facebook.com/Surry-County-Economic-Development-Partnership

Visit www.mfgday.com for additional information about National Manufacturing Day 2019