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DASI Solutions to Host Manufacturing Day at Pontiac Facility

Engineering company opens doors to future generations of innovators

PONTIAC, MI, September 21, 2015 – During the recession that occurred back in 2008, Michigan’s employment in manufacturing hit rock bottom with only an estimated 440,000 individuals employed in the industry. Today, several years later, the rebound and steady incline of employment (to roughly 598,000) is causing concern that with the current rate of employees reaching retirement there will not be enough young people to replace these roles in the workforce. In recent years, all across the nation, business leaders, workforce development organizations, and economic agencies have been working together to inspire and encourage the youth of America to enter into careers of both engineering and manufacturing. The year 2012 was an exciting one; National Manufacturing Day was born, a day dedicated to the growth and prosperity of the future workforce, and the industry as a whole.

This will be DASI Solutions’ 2nd year participating in the ever growing event. Like the rest of the participants, they will open their doors on October 2nd and welcome in busloads of students from surrounding schools. The day will consist of a facility tours, presentations and demonstrations on leading edge CAD technology, hands on exercises, and a chance to get up close and personal with additive manufacturing in their state-of-the-art 3D Printing Studio. Students will get to see firsthand the types of careers that will be available to them upon graduation.  “My company looks forward to MFG Day every year” said Co-Owner David Darbyshire, “We hope to inspire and empower the young minds of the next generation to follow career paths in the engineering and manufacturing community, and become the future generation of great innovators for new and future technologies.”

With the hope that these industries will flourish and evolve, communities across the United States are ramping up their efforts to make this year’s Manufacturing Day a greater success than years past! With a growing number of events this year (over 117 in Michigan and over 1,495 nationwide), this collaborative is well on its way to being the cornerstone of a thriving and prosperous workforce that is key in the revitalization of the skilled labor shortage that is upon us.