Henkel recently announced that it is opening its virtual doors to local high school students to recognize Manufacturing Day. Sponsored by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the annual event kicked off on October 2 and serves to educate and inspire the next generation of manufacturers.

Henkel will hold virtual events at two of its U.S. adhesive manufacturing facilities: one in Richmond, Mo., on October 6; and two in Salisbury, N.C., on October 5 and October 8. During the events, students will learn about Henkel’s adhesives technologies through a guided video tour and a virtual Q&A session with site leaders.

“Manufacturing Day is an excellent opportunity to engage with our future leaders,” said Mike Olosky, President, Henkel North America; Regional Head, Adhesive Technologies Americas; Global Head, Industrials & Electronics. “We’re pleased to participate and highlight our leading manufacturing operations at Henkel’s, facilities in Richmond and Salisbury.”

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Henkel Manufacturing Day events will be held virtually. This year’s events bear significant importance, as manufacturing is a critical part of the impactful work being done in response to the pandemic. 

“As we rebound from this pandemic, we will need creators in this industry making MFG Day 2020 as relevant and important as ever,” said Carolyn Lee, executive director of The Manufacturing Institute. “We appreciate our manufacturing partners, like Henkel, who are committed to educating and exciting the next generation, who will ultimately define the continued success of modern manufacturing in America.”

For more information, visit www.henkel-northamerica.com. Learn more about Manufacturing Day at https://creatorswanted.org.