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Dayton Progress opens doors to career-minded students on Manufacturing Day

Dayton Progress

September 12, 2014

DAYTON OH- On October 3, 2014, Dayton Progress ("Dayton"), a MISUMI Group Company, will welcome area students to an open house as part of National Manufacturing Day (  Manufacturing Day is an educational event during which U.S. manufacturers open their doors to demonstrate the potential of modern manufacturing and to foster interest in manufacturing careers.

The annual event illustrates that manufacturing is alive and well in the USA.  In addition to jobs requiring college degrees in science, technology, engineering, math, accounting and business, manufacturing offers many very well-paying jobs for people who do not have a college degree.  Manufacturing Day encourages students to develop the necessary skills for today's advanced manufacturing. Career-minded students are informed:

  • A Great Workplace.  Manufacturing is a clean, technologically advanced workplace.
  • Excellent Income.  The annual average income of manufacturing workers is more than $77,000.
  • Job Security & Satisfaction.  Manufacturing employees have the highest job tenure in the private sector.
  • Superior Benefits.  90% of manufacturing workers have medical benefits.

Primarily intended for students, the event is also open to parents, educators, community leaders, and business people. School administrators are encouraged to contact Dayton Progress to arrange for student tours.

Dayton Progress will be presenting two $1,000 scholarships to students who enroll in the Step 2 Program at Sinclair Community College for Fall 2015.

Call Candi Turpin at (937) 384-3512 or email to register.


Dayton Progress Corporation manufactures tooling for metal stamping and forming, with 10 factories in North America, Europe and Asia employing 1,000 people and shipping to 13,000 customers in 51 countries. The world headquarters in Dayton, Ohio employees 500 people. (

MISUMI Group Inc. is a $1.8 billion sales global supplier of factory automation products, die and mold components and other industrial products.  MISUMI, including Dayton Progress, is the world leader in die & mold components.  MISUMI Group Inc. is listed on the second Tokyo stock exchange [TYO:9962]. (


Alan Shaffer, President
Dayton Progress Corporation
500 Progress Road – PO Box 39
Dayton, OH 45449-0039 USA
937-859-5111 Phone
937-859-5353 Fax

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