Manufacturing Day is coming October 2, and ABB is going virtual this year


Manufacturing Day is coming October 2, and ABB is going virtual this year


MFG Day is U.S. manufacturing’s biggest annual event in which thousands of manufacturers open their doors to students, parents, teachers, and community leaders for an inside look at modern manufacturing.

This MFG Day, ABB is providing tools for a 5-day STEAM Experience with our education partner, Edge Factor. Students can go on a virtual journey “behind closed doors” to meet manufacturers, as well as learn about the technology they use to build the world around us.

“ABB has been a strong supporter of MFG Day for many years,” said Tracy Long, Vice President Communications for ABB’s motors, drives and mechanical power transmission divisions. “We are excited to partner with Edge Factor this year to expand our reach and take even more students, parents and teachers behind closed doors to learn how STEAM intersects careers in the exciting world of manufacturing.”

The free Rock MFG Day 2020 toolkit provides schools with an entire week’s worth of films, activities, lesson plans, templates, and Best Practices Guides. Each day highlights career pathways and explores how Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math come alive in manufacturing. This toolkit will also provide businesses and champions with the tools needed to promote this event to local teachers and school systems while continuing to change the perception of manufacturing in your community and industry.

ABB (NYSE:ABB) is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 110,000 talented employees in over 100 countries.

ABB’s Motion Business Area keeps the world turning, while saving energy every day. Our pioneering drives, motors, generators, mechanical power transmission products and integrated digital powertrain solutions are driving the low-carbon future for industries, cities, infrastructure and transportation. Through our global presence, we are always close to our customers. We help them optimize energy efficiency, improve safety and reliability and achieve precise control of their applications.

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