CHARLOTTE, Mich., Oct. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), the North American leader in specialty vehicle manufacturing and assembly for the commercial vehicle, emergency response and recreational vehicle markets, played host to nearly 100 local high school students at its Charlotte, Michigan headquarters today in celebration of Manufacturing Day®.
Students from Charlotte High School had the opportunity to tour Spartan Motors' state-of-the-art flexible manufacturing facilities and participate in a hands-on tour dedicated to teaching the hands-on and high-tech skills leveraged in today's leading manufacturing companies, like Spartan.
"Manufacturing Day is a lot of fun for the students and for our team, but there is a serious intent in our effort to educate the next generation of leaders and skilled tradespeople about the careers available to them in manufacturing," said Daryl Adams, President and Chief Executive Officer of Spartan Motors. "Change happens quickly and at great scale, so manufacturing looks a lot different today than it did even just a decade ago. We need to open eyes and ears to the world of possibilities from technical trades to engineering, human resources, IT, sales and marketing, and everything in between. We plan for the future of Spartan through the eyes of these young people, and we encourage other manufacturers to do the same."
Held on the first Friday of October, Manufacturing Day is a nationwide celebration of modern manufacturing, meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.
About Spartan Motors
Spartan Motors, Inc. is the North American leader in specialty vehicle manufacturing and assembly for the commercial and retail vehicle industries (including last-mile delivery, specialty service and vocation-specific upfit segments), as well as for the emergency response and recreational vehicle markets. The Company is organized into three core business segments: Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services, Spartan Emergency Response and Spartan Specialty Vehicles. Today, its family of brands also include Spartan Authorized Parts, Spartan Factory Service Centers, Utilimaster, Royal Truck Body, Strobes-R-Us, Smeal, Ladder Tower and UST. Spartan Motors and its go-to-market brands are well known in their respective industries for quality, durability, aftermarket product support and first-to-market innovation. The Company employs approximately 2,500 associates, and operates facilities in Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Florida, Missouri, California, Arizona, Texas, Nebraska, South Dakota; Saltillo, Mexico; and Lima, Peru. Spartan reported sales of $816 million in 2018. Learn more about Spartan Motors at www.spartanmotors.com.
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