Allegion Americas, a leading provider of security products and solutions, hosted earlier this month approximately 120 students at its fifth 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.
“Today, many new technologies are impacting manufacturing, like robotics, the IoT and AI,” said Allegion Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Shelley Meador. “Manufacturing Day is one of our greatest opportunities to showcase a modern and technologically advanced work environment, along with the incredible jobs in manufacturing offered in a variety of expertise, from production and distribution to engineering and environmental health and safety. It’s critical that we share with future talent that these jobs are centered on employee empowerment, engagement and innovation.”
High school students and teachers who attended Allegion’s 2019 Manufacturing Day were given the opportunity to tour that facility and see, first-hand, how door security products are made. They also heard from Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett on the importance of manufacturing to Indianapolis.
“The manufacturing industry has been – and always will be – the backbone of Indiana, and it’s important that our future generation learns about the great jobs with great pay that are currently going unfilled here in Central Indiana,” said Mayor Joe Hogsett. “Days like today at Allegion help open the eyes of our youth to the renaissance that this industry is experiencing and the possibility of a robust and challenging career in manufacturing.”
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.
In total, there are more than 50 Manufacturing Day events being held in Indiana during the month of October. For more details, click here.
Allegion (NYSE: ALLE) is a global pioneer in seamless access, with leading brands like CISA®, Interflex®, LCN®, Schlage®, SimonsVoss® and Von Duprin®. Focusing on security around the door and adjacent areas, Allegion secures people and assets with a range of solutions for homes, businesses, schools and institutions. Allegion had $2.7 billion in revenue in 2018, and sells products in almost 130 countries.
For more, visit www.allegion.com.