The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Business Retention & Expansion Committee, in partnership with Manufacturing Works, will celebrate national Manufacturing Day Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, with free public tours of local manufacturers.
Known as “MFG Day,” 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 is an opportunity to draw attention to the outstanding opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide. Over the next decade, four million manufacturing jobs will need to be filled in the U.S.
Ten businesses in Sheridan and Johnson counties will open their doors to the public and provide free tours and demonstrations.
“Manufacturing Day is the biggest annual opportunity to inspire the next generation of creators and show them that modern manufacturing is 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. “The celebration also allows us to highlight the innovative work local companies are doing. Our hope is that these events inspire the next generation of workforce talent to pursue a rewarding career in manufacturing.”
This year’s Manufacturing Day tour schedule is as follows:
BLACK TOOTH BREWING COMPANY
312 Broadway St., Sheridan
- Tour at 3 p.m.
680 Airfield Lane, Sheridan
- Tours at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
- Free lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
30 Dally Lane, Buffalo
- Tours every hour 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
1100 High Tech Drive, Sheridan
- Tours at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
184 N. Main St., Sheridan
- Tours at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
1909 Commercial Ave., Sheridan
- Tour at 9 a.m.
MOUNTAIN MEADOW WOOL
22 Plains Drive, Buffalo
- Tours at the top of every hour 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
THE SHERIDAN PRESS
144 Grinnell Ave., Sheridan
- Tours at 8 a.m., 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. (each tour limited to 20 people)
- Tour at 10 a.m. (1350 Hi-Tech Drive location)
- Tour at 2 p.m. (239 Fort Road location)
1550 Yellowtail Drive, Sheridan
- Tour at 1 p.m. (PHOTOGRAPHY PROHIBITED)
For the most up-to-date schedule of events and more information about Manufacturing Day, visit www.sheridanwyomingchamber.org or call (307) 672-2485.