Lafayette Celebrates Manufacturing Week

During the first week of October, Southwire’s Lafayette Plant participated in the Greater Lafayette Commerce’s (GLC) Manufacturing Week as a part of Manufacturing Month, which is observed in October.

This event brought together more than 750 area high school students and educators who partner with area manufacturers with the goal of immersing the future workforce in today’s manufacturing environments.

“This is an excellent way for Southwire to expose our future workforce to the new technologies used in manufacturing and to help them better understand the career opportunities that exist in today’s manufacturing world,” said Dave Metz, plant manager.

Members of the plant’s management team led multiple tours and hosted informational sessions to help students and educators have a better perception of manufacturing.

During this week-long event, Tom Murtaugh, local Tippecanoe County Commissioner, joined students and educators for a tour of the Lafayette Plant. According to the commissioner, the tour was an opportunity to learn more about Southwire’s products and development.

“It was great to tour Southwire during GLC’s Manufacturing Week,” said Murtaugh. “It was fascinating to observe the manufacturing of a variety of types and sizes of wire that will be utilized across the globe. I also appreciated the opportunity to discuss challenges and growth potential with the leadership team.”

Southwire also participated in manufacturing month by hosting a Women in Manufacturing event at the Energy Center in Villa Rica, Ga., and holding tours of the Thorn Customer Solutions Center in Carrollton for visitors from the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance.