Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas group (Logisnext), a North American provider and manufacturer of material handling and innovative automation and fleet solutions, proudly opened its doors to over 60 local high school students for an exclusive tour of the Marengo facility in celebration of National Manufacturing (MFG) Day, Oct. 6.
Led by Jon Crane, Senior Manager of Manufacturing Engineering and Facilities, Rob Jasinski, Director, Production, and Kenzie Heatherwick, Manufacturing Engineering Lead, from Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas, the tour provided an invaluable opportunity for students to explore the manufacturing world and discover exciting career prospects across the globe. During this tour, students had the chance to learn more about Logisnext’s cutting-edge technologies and innovative solutions. They gained firsthand experience with the manufacturing process which included everything from the fabrication of parts and robotic welding to powder coat painting and product assembly.
“Innovation fuels manufacturing and tours like these are essential in nurturing our youth’s curiosity,” said Jon Crane, Senior Manager of Manufacturing Engineering and Facilities, Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas. “Our mission at Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas is not only to provide innovative solutions but also to inspire the next generation of manufacturing leaders. We aim to bridge the gap between education and industry providing students with a glimpse into the dynamic realm of manufacturing.”
According to the National Association of Manufacturers, there is a pressing need to fill 4.6 million high-skill, high-tech, and high-paying jobs over the next decade. National MFG Day serves as a collaborative platform for manufacturers to address shared challenges, promoting not only individual growth but also community development and ensuring a thriving future for generations to come.
Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas remains committed to fostering the growth of the manufacturing sector. The student tour underscores the company’s dedication to nurturing talent and promoting innovation within the industry.