What is “Manufacturing Day” you ask?

Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Although Manufacturing Day officially occurs on the first Friday in October - this year is Oct 7, 2016 - any day can be a Manufacturing Day.

MFG DAY addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is - and what it isn’t. By working together during and after MFG DAY, manufacturers will begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing, and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry.

Special “Foundry in a Box” Events on Manufacturing Day

Waupaca Foundry Manufacturing Day 2016. Each of our locations will be hosting an event. Activities may include a tour of our state-of-the-art facilities, Foundry in a box simulation and mini cupola demonstration. Our experts will guide you through the process of making your own tabletop casting using melted tin. We will also be happy to answer any questions about our iron castings, our foundry or the industry in general. Check our listings below (October 6 and 7) for event details.

Manufacturing Day was instituted, in North America, to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. By opening our manufacturing doors to the community, Waupaca Foundry and our peers hope to dispel common misconceptions and attract a skilled workforce. Our aim; to make your experience as educational, interesting and personalized as possible.

Waupaca Foundry Events to Mark Manufacturing Day

Open House and Tour

Date: October 6, 2016 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: 805 Ogden St, Marinette, WI 54143Join us for FOUNDRY IN A BOX, a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn how the foundry operates. You’ll get to create and keep a casting. What better way to learn how our foundry operates?*Note: Must be 16 years of age to tour the facility. Long pants and closed-toed shoes required.

Experience Automation in Motion - Open House

Date: October 6, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: 1500 Heartland Ave, Effingham, IL 62401Don’t miss the opportunity to see automated machining and manufacturing at its best. Tour our sophisticated facility and view our highly technical processes that display innovations in robotics and automation.*Note: Must be 16 years of age to tour the facility. Long pants and closed-toed shoes required.

Waupaca County Grade School Students Create Castings - Invite Only

Date: October 7, 2016 9:00am - 2:00pm
Location: 1955 Brunner Dr., Waupaca, WI 54981Invited students join us for FOUNDRY IN A BOX, a one-of-a-kind opportunity to create and keep a casting. What better way to learn how our foundry operates? From molding and pouring to shakeout and cleaning, we will show you exactly how it’s done. In addition, our mini cupola will be set up with viewing and demonstrations of high temperature melting and pouring of actual iron.

Open House and Tour

Date: October 7, 2016 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: 134 Waupaca Drive, Etowah, TN 37331Join us for facility tours and FOUNDRY IN A BOX, a one-of-a-kind opportunity to create and keep a casting. What better way to learn how our foundry operates? From molding and pouring to shakeout and cleaning, we will show you exactly how it’s done.

Foundry In A Box

Foundry In A Box

Since the Foundry in a Box program started, Waupaca Foundry has reached 24 K-12 school districts across the U.S. and more than 2,000 students have been exposed to foundry processes. To request the Foundry in a Box program for your school or STEM event, please contact Waupaca Foundry’s manager of training and development.

Waupaca Foundry: Worldwide Supplier of Iron Castings for Diverse Industries

Waupaca Foundry, a Hitachi Metals Group company, is a leading supplier of iron castings to the automotive, commercial vehicle, agriculture, construction, rail, and industrial markets. Our unwavering commitment to providing value and dependability to the millions who use metal castings everyday has helped make customers for life. Sophisticated technology, proven green processes and a highly-trained workforce enable us to exceed your expectations of quality and service. Our staff takes great pride in what they do and we encourage them to advance their skills and career through continuing education and an attractive compensation package.

Learn more about our Manufacturing Day events at mfgday.com!