For the third year, the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with local manufacturers, will celebrate national Manufacturing Day set for Friday, Oct. 4. This year, Sheridan’s celebration will expand from one day of tours and demonstrations to three days: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 2-4.
Thirteen local businesses and Sheridan College will open their doors to the public and local schools for the community to see firsthand how manufacturing works locally and learn about the career opportunities available.
Manufacturing Day is an annual national event to showcase modern manufacturing technology and to help shape people’s perceptions about today’s manufacturing environment. The annual celebration also is an opportunity to draw attention to the outstanding opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide.
“Manufacturing Day is an opportunity to highlight modern manufacturing—a vibrant and growing industry that offers diverse, high-paying career opportunities,” said Dixie Johnson, chief executive officer of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. “Our events in Sheridan, and the larger Manufacturing Day initiative, allow manufacturing companies like ours to showcase what manufacturing is really about. We are proud to highlight the innovative work local companies are doing and hope our events inspire the next generation of workforce talent to pursue a rewarding career in manufacturing.”
To mark the event, the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Committee has worked with local manufacturers to compile a schedule of tours for the event. The 2017 and 2018 tours were such a success that the BRE Committee decided to expand the celebration to three days to allow the public greater access.
In addition, City of Sheridan Mayor Roger Miller issued a proclamation during the Sept. 16 City Council meeting naming Oct. 4, 2019, as Manufacturing Day in Sheridan.
2019 Manufacturing Days Tour Schedule:
Bighorn Design Studio (171 N. Main St.)
Oct. 3 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Black Tooth Brewing Co. (312 Broadway)
Oct. 2, 3 & 4 4 p.m.
Oct. 4 5 p.m. Manufacturing Day Celebration
Craftco (680 Airfield Ln.)
Oct. 2, 3 & 4 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
EMIT (2571 N. Main St.)
Oct. 4 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. (tours every 15 minutes; RSVP and get a free gift! RSVP here by Oct. 2)
12:15 p.m. Ribbon Cutting
Holly Seed (1457 Coffeen Ave.)
Oct. 3 2 p.m.
Kennon (2071 N. Main St.)
Oct. 2, 3 & 4 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Kings Ropes (184 N. Main St.)
Oct. 3 9:30 a.m.
Koltiska Distillery (644 Crook St.)
Oct. 2, 3 & 4 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m. & 9 p.m.
L&H Industrial, Inc. (1909 Commercial Ave.)
Oct. 2, 3 & 4 9 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Luminous Brewhouse (504 Broadway)
Oct. 2, 3 & 4 2 p.m.
Sheridan College Technical Center (1 Whitney Way)
(45-minute tours; meet at north end of center)
Oct. 2 1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Oct. 3 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Oct. 4 9 a.m., 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.
The Sheridan Press (144 Grinnell Ave.)
Oct. 2, 3 & 4 10:30 a.m.
Tom Balding Bits & Spurs (655 Riverside St.)
Oct. 2 1-3 p.m.
Oct. 3 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Vacutech (1350 Hi-Tech Dr.)
Oct. 2, 3 & 4 8 a.m. & 12 p.m.
For more information about Manufacturing Day in Sheridan, contact the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce at (307) 672-2485.