Manufacturing Day

 Manufacturing Day 2022

​Oakland County Manufacturing Day successfully returns to an in-person event

Nearly 800 students participated in Oakland County Manufacturing Day 2022, which returned to an in-person format for the first time in three years.  Students and teachers from 18 school districts and the four Oakland County Schools technical campuses visited 31 advanced manufacturers on Friday, Oct. 7. 

 During their three-hour visit, participants received tours of design labs, testing centers and assembly operations, as well as participated in hands-on activities and engaged with employees to learn about career paths, skills and entry-level job opportunities. 

 The Oakland County Department of Economic Development, Oakland County Michigan Works!, Oakland Schools and Oakland Community College partnered to organize the event. 

 “Oakland County is the epicenter of advanced manufacturing and we’re excited to connect our employers and students for these tours,” said Oakland County Executive David Coulter before the event.  “Events like Manufacturing Day inspire students to begin their journeys toward successful careers and allow employers to meet with the workforce of the future.”

 Financial supporters included sponsors Williams International, AAM, Fata Automation, Gonzalez Production Systems, Heller Machine Tools, Hi-Tech Mold & Engineering, Humanetics, Oakland Community College and Witzenmann USA.

 “We recognize that by exposing young students to the world of manufacturing, we can play a role in closed the skilled trades gap experienced in the labor market,” said Colleen Schmerheim, senior vice president at Williams International. 

 Students and teachers expressed their appreciation for returning to an in-person event.

 “Thank you so much for the fabulous experience you provided our students today for Manufacturing Day,” said Kathy Jones from Hazel Park Schools.  “Our students were so attentive and interested in all of the information being presented by Mayville Engineering Company staff.  They did a great job.”

 Thank You! 2022 Tour Hosts

3-Dimensional Services Group
AAM Auburn Hills
AAM Metal Forming – Royal Oak
American Axle Manufacturing
Ascent Aerospace
Atlas Copco
Automation & Modular Components
Bollinger Motors
Brose North America
Ferndale Pharma Group, Inc.
FATA Automation
General Motors, Performance and Racing Center
GHI Electronics
Gonzalez Production Systems

Heller Machine Tools
Hi-Tech Mold & Engineering
JR Automation
Kawasaki Robotics (USA) Inc.
MEC - Mayville Engineering Company
Star Cutter Company
Three M Tool & Machine
Visioneering, Inc.
Webasto Roof Systems
WENZEL America
Williams International
Witzenmann USA

2022 Oakland County Manufacturing Day Sponsors

Thank You for Your Financial Support!

Williams International
Transportation Sponsor

AAM - Auburn Hills

FATA Automation 

HELLER Machine Tools
Hi-Tech Mold
Oakland Community College 

Witzenmann USA

 Oakland County's MFGDay 2019 Promotional Video

See what Manufacturing Day is all about! By watching our 2019 promotional video.
Join us this year on Manufacturing Day - October 7, 2022.

 What is Manufacturing Day?


​See what modern manufacturing really looks like and explore your career options by touring a facility with the latest equipment.

Experience firsthand the exciting technologies and speak with people that love what they do.

Get answers to your questions, among them:

  • How do I get started working at a place like this?
  • What classes should I study?
  • What do you like about your job here?
  • And many more!


  • Inspire students to pursue careers in manufacturing and skilled trades
  • Inform students, parents, teachers and counselors of the great jobs available in manufacturing
  • Improve the public image of manufacturing
  • Debunk common misconceptions about manufacturing


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