Las Vegas Informer: Henderson to Host Student Tours of Local Manufacturing Plants for National Manufacturing Day.
October 5th, 2016


(On Oct. 21, 2015, Tronox, a Henderson manufacturing plant, donated $1,500 to benefit the Pinecrest Academy Robotics Club. This donation will be used to purchase software and necessary equipment for students to build innovative robots.)

Henderson middle and high school students will get a taste of how manufacturing has changed over the years on Wednesday as the city of Henderson hosts tours of local companies as part of National Manufacturing Day.

 In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2016, the students will also have the chance to learn about the outstanding opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide.

 “There is an increasing demand for highly skilled professionals in the manufacturing sector who can design, program and operate technology,” Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen said. “Henderson is home to more than 50 manufacturing firms and the city is well positioned for future manufacturing growth.”

The city is partnering with the Clark County School District to host the student tours of manufacturing facilities in Henderson. The students will visit Tronox, which produces chemicals used to make alkaline batteries, automotive safety igniters, sporting equipment and aircraft parts; Xtreme Manufacturing, which makes heavy equipment and construction machinery; and K2 Energy, producer of lithium batteries and other power sources.

“We want our local students who take these tours to see the career possibilities in manufacturing”, said Barbra Coffee, Director of City of Henderson’s Economic Development and Tourism Division. “Henderson continues to be a place that welcomes new manufacturing businesses and encourages this industry’s growth and sustainability by promoting the development of a future workforce.”

Manufacturing Day was first held in 2012 and is recognized on the first Friday of October. Mayor Hafen and the City Council are expected to issue a proclamation at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting recognizing Oct. 7, 2016 as Manufacturing Day.

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