National Manufacturing Day At GSM


General Stamping & Metalworks (GSM) hosted nearly 100 students at our facility on October 5, 2018 for National Manufacturing Day. Students were welcomed by GSM’s Chief Executive Officer as well as Congresswoman Jackie Walorski and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Students learned that manufacturing is the largest economic influence in our region, made up of South Bend, Elkhart and Goshen, and were exposed to the concept of repeatability in manufacturing as it relates to reliable processes and superior quality. Students left with a new perception of what manufacturing in 2018 looks like, and had the opportunity to interact with the following professionals:

  • CEO & Owner
  • Elected Officials
  • Sales
  • Supervisors
  • Engineers
  • Executives
  • Machine Operators
  • Tool & Die Makers
  • Recruiting
  • Safety
  • Training & Development
  • Supply Chain
  • Human Resources

These experiences exposed students to pathways in manufacturing. Students were also provided information as it relates to the hiring and applicant selection process. We discussed networking and how visits like Manufacturing Day can jump start a young person’s networking circle. Furthermore, the day afforded students the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities designed by our production and training team. The pictures below illustrate just how students interacted with employees at every level of the organization.

Approximately 100 students from Adams High School, Riley High School, Clay High School, Washington High School and New Prairie High School participated in Manufacturing Day activities.

For more information, contact Tammy Yohe, Training & Development Manager at General Stamping and Metalworks.

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