Allegion Americas, a leading provider of security products and solutions, today hosted more than 50 students at its fourth Manufacturing Day in Indianapolis – part of a nationwide effort to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.
Manufacturing Day is an annual event in October that’s supported by the National Association of Manufacturers, during which American manufacturers open their doors to help educate people about the industry. Allegion produces Von Duprin® and Falcon® exit devices, as well as Glynn-Johnson®, Ives® and Zero International® door hardware and accessories at its Indianapolis facility on Tobey Drive, where it’s operated for more than 30 years.
“Manufacturing leaders are truly pulling together to change the mindsets of today’s young talent – the next generation of manufacturers. We are looking for ways to share the excitement that careers in manufacturing can bring to prospective employees, as well as enticing them to see the challenge and value of careers in manufacturing,” said Allegion Senior Vice President of Global Operations and Integrated Supply Chain Chris Muhlenkamp. “At the same time, we’re investing in and engaging our current team members, letting them know that we want their hearts and minds just as much as their hands and time.”
More than 50 high school students and teachers who attended Allegion’s 2018 Manufacturing Day were given the opportunity to tour that facility and see, first-hand, how door security products are made. They also heard from Brock Hesler, director of membership at the Indiana Chamber, on the importance of manufacturing to Indiana’s economy.
“In Indiana, we make things – and we always will,” Hesler said. “Manufacturing has been the economic backbone of our state for many years. Numerous manufacturing operations serve as the lifeblood of their cities and towns due to the jobs and support they provide. Today, the focus is on establishing and strengthening connections with the technologies that will allow manufacturers to continue to flourish.”
Allegion employs more than 1,200 people in Indiana, with more than 600 employed at its two manufacturing operations. The manufacturer has participated in Manufacturing Day since 2015, using the event to cultivate relationships with Indiana schools and to develop innovative ways to teach students about manufacturing careers. To actively address the skills gap, Allegion is also developing skilled trade apprenticeship programs and offering tuition reimbursement opportunities, as well as transitioning some part-time and temporary employees to full-time positions.
In total, there are more than 80 Manufacturing Day events being held in Indiana during the month of October. For more details, click here.
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Allegion (NYSE: ALLE) is a global pioneer in safety and security, with leading brands like CISA®, Interflex®, LCN®, Schlage®, SimonsVoss® and Von Duprin®. Focusing on security around the door and adjacent areas, Allegion produces a range of solutions for homes, businesses, schools and other institutions. Allegion is a $2.4 billion company, with products sold in almost 130 countries.
For more, visit www.allegion.com.
Whitney Moorman, Corporate Communications Manager
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