The event was held to mark National Manufacturing Day, organized by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), which aims to address labor opportunities, connect with future generations of manufacturers and ensure success of the manufacturing industry.
“We relish the opportunity to have young adults in our plant to educate them about what we do here,” said Chris Campbell, PPG plant manager, Mt. Vernon. “This event was a great way for students to network and see if they are interested in future manufacturing positions.”
About 200 students from Mt. Vernon Township High School, Webber Township High School, Waltonville High School and Woodlawn High School participated. Students met PPG employees, learned about safety procedures, received a tour of the plant and learned about plant operations, products and career opportunities.
PPG’s Mt. Vernon facility employs approximately 50 people and manufactures industrial coatings.