Falls City Inspires Next Generation Manufacturing

FALLS CITY – Falls City EDGE hosted its second National Manufacturing Day event on Oct. 5 in an effort to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.

About 250 middle school students toured the Industrial Park, featuring computer-assisted engineering, sophisticated co-bots and advanced robotics.

Facilities providing tours for students from Falls City and Humboldt Table Rock Steinauer included Airlanco, Kearney Welding, Vantec, Inc., Falls City Foods, Merz Farm Equipment and Consolidated Grain and Barge. Students were exposed to the skills and education needed to obtain a career in the agricultural, plastics, metal manufacturing and food industries.

“Workers with the right skill set are in high demand in today’s manufacturing segment,” said Beckie Cromer, executive director of Falls City EDGE.

Cromer: “These tours are a great opportunity for local youth to see first-hand how promising a career in manufacturing can be.”