NOVI, Mich., Oct. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifteen Cooper Standard (NYSE: CPS) facilities will celebrate modern manufacturing to inspire the next generation of talent by hosting 2016 Manufacturing Day events during October.
Manufacturing Day – produced by the National Association of Manufacturers, The Manufacturing Institute, Fabricators and Manufacturers Association International and Manufacturing Extension Partnership – is an annual event during which North American companies showcase modern manufacturing and foster interest in manufacturing careers. It is a growing grassroots movement of manufacturers dedicated to overcoming the shared challenges facing manufacturers today. This year, more than 2,300 facilities in North America are slated to host events throughout October, which is coming to be known as Manufacturing Month.
"Manufacturing Day is a great way to showcase what today's manufacturing industry is all about," said Jeffrey Edwards, chairman and CEO, Cooper Standard. "In addition, it helps underscore the industry's importance to our national economy, as manufacturing supports more than 18.5 million jobs in the United States."
These 15 Cooper Standard facilities will open their doors over the coming weeks and host several events for students from middle schools, high schools, technical schools and colleges. Working to showcase the benefits of manufacturing careers, the facilities will offer plant and manufacturing floor tours, and presentations about manufacturing in the local area, recruitment and career advice, and more.
Anyone interested in participating in Cooper Standard's Manufacturing Day events can obtain additional information via the Manufacturing Day website http://www.mfgday.com/.
About Cooper Standard
Cooper Standard, headquartered in Novi, Mich., is a leading global supplier of systems and components for the automotive industry. Products include rubber and plastic sealing, fuel and brake lines, fluid transfer hoses and anti-vibration systems. Cooper Standard employs approximately 30,000 people globally and operates in 20 countries around the world. For more information, please visit www.cooperstandard.com.
Sharon S. Wenzl
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