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    Students Encouraged To Pursue
    Manufacturing Careers at Anthony Manufacturing Day Event

    Shortage of Manufacturing Workers Forecast by 2020

    Sylmar, CA, USA –October 28, 2015 – Students, educators and local officials learned that American manufacturing is thriving with growing career opportunities at the Manufacturing Day event hosted by Anthony®, a Sylmar-based manufacturer of glass refrigerator and freezer doors, lighting systems and display equipment for commercial refrigeration systems.

    “Like many other manufacturers, Anthony is working to encourage and attract the next generation of manufacturing talent by building strong partnerships with schools, elected officials and community leaders,” said Craig Little, President and CEO of Anthony. “Between now and 2020 there will be an unprecedented shortage of skilled workers who can design, program and operate technology, so our mission is to persuade tomorrow’s workforce to consider a rewarding career in manufacturing.”

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    The October 27 event showcased modern manufacturing and careers with the theme of “American manufacturing is alive and well” and included presentations, demonstrations and plant tours. Students were encouraged to pursue careers in engineering and skilled trades such as machining and welding where there will be a strong demand in the next few years.

    Attendees included representatives of elected officials as well as students and administrators from L.A. Valley College, Cal State Northridge, L.A. Mission College, Pierce College and L.A. Trade Tech. Students were given practical information on the manufacturing industry and available careers by Anthony’s technology team. “Anthony’s engineering is amazing. Their team is full of creativity,” observed Cal State Northridge student Michael Perez

    Little was awarded a Certificate of Recognition by L.A. City Councilman Felipe Fuentes’ District Director Tania Soto who commented, “Manufacturing is staying in California, and thank you Anthony for showcasing it.”

    San Fernando Vice Mayor Sylvia Ballin presented Little a Certificate of Appreciation and said, “Anthony is an inspiring company dedicated to ensuring opportunities in manufacturing and showcasing that manufacturing is alive and well in our local community.”

    Manufacturing Day is an annual national event executed at the local level supported by thousands of manufacturers as they host students, teachers, parents, job seekers and other local community members at open houses, plant tours and presentations designed to showcase modern manufacturing technology and careers.

    For more information on Anthony, please visit www.anthonyintl.com.


    Marketing Contact: 
    Randy Wimenta
    Marketing Manager
    marketing@anthonyintl.com or +1 818.837.2919