Riverside Celebrates Manufacturing Month
Riverside is gearing up for Manufacturing Day this Friday, October 3rd! MFG DAY addresses common misconceptions and gives manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. The rallying point for a growing mass movement, MFG DAY empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive. Riversiders are encouraged to get involved by attending hosted events throughout Riverside, including:
K & N Engineering Inc.
K&N manufacturing operations will be hosting a tour of their facility. K&N is a leading manufacturer of performance air filters based in Riverside, with 750 employees and 450,000 sqft of manufacturing, warehousing, engineering, and corporate offices. No open toed shoes and students under 18 must be accompanied by parents or teachers.
Aleph Group Inc.
Aleph Group Inc. is an elite company that designs and manufactures specialty vehicles and mobile solutions in a 50,000 sqft facility. The event will entail a production tour guide, video as well as a presentation and Q&A by a representative of the company.
Vocademy- The Makerspace, is proudly hosting the first Mini Maker Faire on Saturday October 4th. Maker Faire is an all day, family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. A perfect family event with interactive activities for all ages and the first of its kind in the Inland Empire!
Throughout the month we will be highlighting local manufacturers and their products. Students are also encouraged to come out and get involved. By coming to these hosted tours, students will be able to familiarize themselves with scholarship opportunities and career resources. Working together during and after MFG DAY will enable manufacturers to begin addressing 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. For more information about Manufacturing Day in Riverside, click here.