ALLEGAN, Mich., Oct. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Perrigo Company plc (NYSE; TASE: PRGO), a leading provider of "Quality Affordable Self-Care Products™", opened its doors for more than 175 high school students Thursday as part of Michigan Manufacturing Week.
Attendees toured Perrigo's North American base of operations in Allegan, Mich. to gain visibility into the company's impact within the global self-care movement while learning how Perrigo's products are made, packaged and ultimately sold to consumers through retail customers.
"Michigan Manufacturing Week offers a great opportunity for us to connect with the next generation of self-care leaders who reside right here in West Michigan," said Randy Spies, director of technical operations for Perrigo. "Manufacturing plays a key role in our business and our distribution partners, such as Walmart - who joined us today in this effort - rely on us to help bring innovation and affordability to the self-care model at retail."
Students from seven high schools in Allegan County experienced Perrigo's manufacturing processes by walking the plant floor, meeting with local employees and learning from keynote speakers. Schools included:
- Allegan High School, Allegan, Mich.
- Fennville High School, Fennville, Mich.
- Hopkins High School, Hopkins, Mich.
- Martin High School, Martin, Mich.
- Otsego High School, Otsego, Mich.
- Plainwell High School, Plainwell, Mich.
- Renaissance High School, Plainwell, Mich.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared September 29 – October 5, 2019 as Michigan Manufacturing Week. According to Michigan Economic Development Corporation, there are 635,000 Michiganders who hold manufacturing careers – making Michigan a leader in the manufacturing field.
Perrigo Company plc (NYSE; TASE: PRGO) is dedicated to making lives better by bringing "Quality, Affordable Self-care Products™" that consumers trust everywhere they are sold. The Company is a leading provider of over-the-counter health and wellness solutions that enhance individual well-being by empowering consumers to proactively prevent or treat conditions that can be self-managed. Visit Perrigo online at http://www.perrigo.com.
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