Manufacturing Day

Mark your calendars to celebrate Manufacturing Day on Oct. 4, 2013.

See for yourself how manufacturing runs the gamut from "Handmade to High-tech."

Start the day at the Southwestern Illinois College Sam Wolf Granite City Campus Industrial Technology Center Open House from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • Tour the newly renovated SWIC manufacturing facility
  • See demonstrations of cutting-edge technology
  • Try your hand at virtual welding
  • Meet local manufacturers displaying their products and capabilities

      Refreshments will be served.​

Tour Abengoa, Arizon, Ehrhardt Tool & Machine Co. Inc., Gateway Packaging, Heidtman Steel, SunCoke Energy and U.S. Steel*

*  For your safety, to attend industry tours, you must  be 14 years of age or older and wear:

  • Long Pants
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Required personal protection equipment issued by each company which may include safety glasses and/or hard hats

   U. S. Steel and SunCoke Energy also require:

  • Long-sleeve shirt
  • Hard-soled shoes

Buses depart from SWIC every half-hour.

SWIC and local industry tours run until 2:30 p.m. 

Local manufacturers displaying their products and capabilities at this event include:

  1. Advanced Training for Illinois Manufacturers (ATIM)
  2. AP Customs
  3. Arizon Structures
  4. Chelar Tool & Die Inc.
  5. Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
  6. Ehrhardt Tool & Machine
  7. Haas Automation Inc.
  8. Hydromat Inc.
  9. Icon Mechanical
  10. IMEC - Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center
  11. Kraft Foods
  12. Lewis Pumps
  13. Lincoln Electric
  14. MAVERICK Technologies
  15. Prairie Farms
  16. Sandvik Coromant
  17. SunCoke Energy
  18. SWIC Enrollment Services
  19. SWIC Selsius™ Corporate & Career Training
  20. Turner Electric LLC

Presented in partnership with the IMEC - Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center, the Southwestern Madison County Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.