Q4 2017 Pulse
The Northeast PA Manufacturers & Employers Association (MAEA) and Council (MAEC) recently celebrated National Manufacturing week by holding a plant tour and a Legislative Roundtable where manufacturers were honored. Legislators were addressed with key issues important to manufacturers and businesses. Our members are very active with grassroots advocacy bringing important issues to the forefront and addressing how these issues affect their business operations.
The Association, legislators and government leaders on hand, honored all manufacturers in attendance. Each manufacturer was awarded a certificate on behalf of MAEA, the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association, the National Association of Manufacturers, the Schuylkill County Commissioners, as well as those legislators in attendance.
The Council celebrated the day by giving students from Pottsville’s YES (Your Employability Skills) class an opportunity to tour Solar Innovations in Pine Grove. While there, they received a first-hand look at the careers available at the facility and gained a better understanding of how a company within the manufacturing industry must operate in order to remain competitive in today’s business community.
The focus of Manufacturing Day was on strengthening manufacturing awareness in local communities and ensuring a robust workforce for the future. Manufacturing Day was a great opportunity to showcase some of our regional manufacturers.
“Educators, manufacturers and our communities working together can change the image of manufacturing, while at the same time promoting careers in manufacturing,” said MAEA and MAEC President Darlene J. Robbins.