From Central Carolina Community College

Central Carolina Community College will participate in National Manufacturing Day on October 6.

An open house – the public is invited to attend – will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the E. Eugene Moore Manufacturing and Biotech Solutions Center at 2101 Nash St. in Sanford.

Manufacturing Day has been designed to expand knowledge about manufacturing careers and manufacturing’s value to the United States.

Sanford-based Mertek demonstrates one of its basic robotic machines at the Central Carolina Community College Manufacturing Day event in 2022. The company has long been an advocate for the annual celebration of industry. Photo: CCCC

Representatives from local industries (Lee, Chatham and Harnett counties) will be on-site to showcase their company and products, present potential career opportunities, and increase manufacturing awareness. CCCC faculty will also be on-site with program information related to careers in manufacturing.

Confirmed participants include AD Tubi USA, Inc.; Arauco North America—Moncure; Armtec Defense Technologies; Astellas Gene Therapies; Bharat Forge Aluminum USA, Inc.; Boon Edam Inc.; Bulldog Hose Company; Carolina Training Associates; Caterpillar Inc.; Coty; CTI Systems; Edelbrock; Electric Supply and Equipment; Gildan; GKN Automotive; JMC Tool & Machine; Johnson Controls Inc.; Mertek Solutions Inc.; Moen; Morgan Advanced Materials; Motion AI; Mountaire Farms; Pentair; Pfizer; Pilgrim’s Pride; STI Polymer; The Challenge Printing Company; Transfr Inc.; Triangle Brick Company; True House North Carolina; VinFast and Wolfspeed.

Also participating will be several of CCCC’s curriculum programs focused on the skills needed for careers in the fast developing manufacturing industry, including Industrial Systems, Welding, Bioprocessing Technology, Engineering Technologies, Transportation, and Laser & Photonics.

JMC Tool and Machine Co. was one of the companies at the 2022 Manufacturing Day to share insight into local industry. The company in Sanford provides precision machined components and assemblies for a wide range of industries throughout the United States. Photo: CCCC

Mertek Solutions and Electric Supply & Equipment will provide a hot dog lunch and the Sanford Area Growth Alliance will provide bottled water.

The E. Eugene Moore Manufacturing and Biotech Solutions Center sits in the middle of a region experiencing an explosion of economic development. The Center was made possible by Lee County’s purchase of a 22-acre former manufacturing facility.

When renovation is complete, the facility will be transformed to a one-of-a-kind, world-class education center — the largest facility in the state focused on addressing the workforce needs of advanced manufacturing and biotechnology. The Moore Center’s 220,000 square feet of training space also boasts access to nearby four-lane limited-access highways leading to industries throughout the region.

Learn more about CCCC’s National Manufacturing Day here.