October 21, 2014
On October 3rd in celebration of National Manufacturing Day, DVIRC in partnership the Mayor’s Office, the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Manufacturing & Industry, and Philadelphia City Councilman Bobby Henon, coordinated a day of tours at manufacturing companies around the city for Philadelphia middle school and high-school students. These tours served to further open the eye of students to the exciting career opportunities that are available to them in the manufacturing sector. Participating companies that opened their doors to students included PIDC clients, AgustaWestland and Northeast Building Products , as well as Ehmke Manufacturing, and Stockwell Elastomerics.
PIDC also participated in the Urban Manufacturing Alliance 3rd Annual National Convening that was hosted in Philadelphia from October 15th-17th. The event brought together the top practitioners and thinkers influencing urban manufacturing.