On Tuesday morning, 50 freshmen from Argos Jr./Sr. High School toured Pretzels Inc. and Hoosier Tire in Plymouth. Later this month students from Bremen, Culver and Plymouth will be touring these and other manufacturers across the county as part of Manufacturing Day activities.

The Marshall County Economic Development Corporation is dedicated to building our future workforce through youth engagement to meet the needs of local businesses and has partnered with the Argos schools to do so. This event builds connections between employers and students and helps to create a future employee pipeline.

Hoosier Racing Tire President, John DeSalle said, “Having this opportunity to showcase the variety of jobs and skills that are required in our manufacturing process, will be helpful in maintaining and recruiting the quality employees on which our continued success will rely”

“We are excited that the Marshall County Workforce Development – Student Engagement Program is blossoming across the county,” said Jerry Chavez, President of the MCEDC.  Several Marshall County schools, and businesses have participated in Manufacturing Day over the last few years, and this is the largest event yet thanks to the addition of new manufacturers taking part.

Manufacturing Day is a national event in which manufacturers open their doors to showcase their businesses and foster interest in manufacturing careers. Through this unique opportunity, students will be able to learn about an unprecedented variety of local employers and explore potential career paths.