Raymond Inspires Next Generation Of Leaders With Virtual Manufacturing Day Event

GREENE, NY, September 15, 2022 – Raymond Corporation will kick off its eighth annual Manufacturing Day event, Celebrating a Century of Innovation on Friday, October 7, 2022. National Manufacturing Day is an annual celebration of the manufacturing industry and is organized by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).

As Raymond continues to build on its 100-year history of innovation and continuous improvement, the intralogistics leader is committed to ensuring the next generation of manufacturing leaders continue to have the tools and resources needed to positively impact the supply chain.

This year marks the third year that Raymond’s Manufacturing Day will be an entirely virtual event. This online program, beginning October 7 and running through the rest of the month, will help teachers and students learn about future careers in modern manufacturing. Students learn about building skills for the future through a virtual tour of manufacturing facilities, industry technology highlights and discussions with Raymond’s leadership team.

“We are excited to showcase Raymond’s centuries of innovation in the materials handling industry to spark the curiosity of the next generation and encourage them to pursue a career in this growing industry,” said Tony Topencik, Vice President of Operations, Quality, Environmental Health and Security at The Raymond Corporation. “There will always be a need for skilled workers to perform essential services that help keep the supply chain running. As a leader and manufacturer in the industry for 100 years, we recognize the importance of these skills and continually work to develop a culture where individuals can thrive.”

As part of this year’s event, attendees will have the opportunity to follow the journey of young professionals working at Raymond in a variety of programs and roles, including the Broome-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) youth education program and Raymond’s collaborative program. You’ll also hear from a young professional working in manufacturing as an assembly supervisor for Swing-Reach® trucks, a key component in many of today’s e-commerce warehouses.

Those interested in attending the virtual celebration can find more information below.

What: Raymond Corporation hosts its eighth annual Manufacturing Day. The month-long event, beginning October 7th, will be a self-guided, interactive exploration of Raymond Corporation, including:

– A virtual factory tour where students can explore Raymond’s manufacturing facility.

– Testimonials from employees, including a high school student who is part of Raymond’s apprenticeship program; two students from Raymond’s collaborative program; and a young professional working in manufacturing as an assembly supervisor for swing-reach trucks.

– A Technician Spotlight showcasing two Raymond Solutions and Support Centers from the United States.

– Industrial technology showcasing the future of manufacturing.

When: Beginning Friday, October 7, 2022. This is not a live event and attendees are free to enter as they please until the end of October. The experience is expected to last around an hour.

Where: https://www.raymondcorp.com/ManufacturingDayRegistration

Who: This virtual event is open to all middle and high school students through teacher registration. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Interview subjects: Steve VanNostrand, Executive Vice President at The Raymond Corporation and Tony Topencik, Vice President of Operations, Quality, Environmental Health and Safety at The Raymond Corporation.

For more information or to locate an authorized Raymond Solutions and Support Center, visit www.raymondcorp.com or call 800-235-7200.

About Raymond Corporation

Raymond Corporation, a Toyota Industries company, is a leading global provider of superior material handling products and intelligent intralogistics solutions. Built on principles of innovation and continuous improvement for 100 years, Raymond’s integrated automation, telematics, virtual reality and advanced energy solutions provide ways to streamline operations and take warehouse and distribution operations to new levels of performance. Raymond® electric forklifts are designed to achieve greater productivity and efficiency, and to offer environmental and economic benefits. Raymond provides solutions to the material handling and logistics markets in North America and worldwide. Combining operational excellence, award-winning innovation, and world-class global customer support, we work together to run better, manage smarter, and always keep our customers informed. For more information, visit raymondcorp.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

About the Manufacturing Institute

The Manufacturing Institute (MI) is growing and supporting the skilled workers of the manufacturing industry in the advancement of modern manufacturing. MI’s diverse initiatives support all workers in America, including women, veterans and students, through skills development programs, building communities and advancing their manufacturing careers. As NAM’s human resource development and training partner, MI is a trusted advisor to manufacturers, equipping them with the resources they need to solve the industry’s toughest challenges. For more information on the MI, visit www.themanufacturinginstitute.org.


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