Join us for Manufacturing Day 2016

SCMEP invites you to participate in Manufacturing Day 2016! This day has been designed to expand knowledge about and improve the perception of manufacturing careers and manufacturing’s value to the North American economy. We have events scheduled for October 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th. All are free of charge but require prior registration.

October 4th –
SCMEP Open House – 4:30pm – 7:00pm
250 Berryhill Road, Suite 512, Columbia, SC 29210

Stop by our new headquarters in Columbia, SC, for an open house on October 4th. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served and several of our Regional Vice Presidents and staff will be in attendance. Clemson University Workforce Development will also be on-site for Virtual Reality demos. We look forward to seeing you!

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October 5th –
Bausch + Lomb Plant Tour – 9:30am – 11:30am
8507 Pelham Rd, Greenville, SC 29615

REGISTRATION FOR BAUSCH + LOMB HAS CLOSED. WE HAVE REACHED MAXIMUM CAPACITY. Thank you for your interest.

SCMEP is partnering with Bausch + Lomb in Greenville, SC, for a presentation and plant tour. Students, parents, educators, media, civic leaders, manufacturers, and local communities are encouraged to attend.

Bausch + Lomb, a Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. company, is a leading global eye health organization that is solely focused on protecting, enhancing, and restoring people’s eyesight. Their core businesses include ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, contact lenses and lens care products, and ophthalmic surgical devices and instruments. They globally develop, manufacture and market one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in the industry, which are available in more than 100 countries.

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October 5th –
Alfmeier Friedrichs & Rath Plant Tour – 1:00pm – 3:00pm
120 Ellcon Drive, Greenville, SC 29605

REGISTRATION FOR AFR HAS CLOSED. WE HAVE REACHED MAXIMUM CAPACITY. Thank you for your interest.

SCMEP is partnering with AFR in Greenville, SC, for a presentation and plant tour. Students, parents, educators, media, civic leaders, manufacturers, and local communities are encouraged to attend.

AFR’s expertise is in sophisticated plastic injection molding. Those skills are used to provide complex molded parts, or to develop, mold, and build devices that control fluid flow in vehicles. The majority of their products are for cars for GM, Chrysler, Ford, BMW, Mercedes, Hyundai, Volkswagen, and other original equipment (OE) vehicle manufacturers. Though they qualify their products through the OE’s, they focus working and on selling to Tier 1 companies – those that sell larger systems directly to the car manufacturers. AFR’s products can be separated into three distinct categories – Fluid System Products, Seating Comfort Products, and Innovative Plastics.

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October 6th –
ZF Transmissions Plant Tour – 9:30am – 11:30am
2846 North Old Laurens Road, Gray Court, SC 29645

REGISTRATION FOR ZF HAS CLOSED. WE HAVE REACHED MAXIMUM CAPACITY. Thank you for your interest.

SCMEP is partnering with ZF Transmissions in Gray Court, SC, for a presentation and plant tour. Students, parents, educators, media, civic leaders, manufacturers, and local communities are encouraged to attend.

ZF Transmissions Gray Court, is the production site for the 8- and 9-speed automatic transmissions for passenger cars. For those who have any interest in the automotive industry and its latest news, then it’s safe to say you’ve probably heard of ZF’s latest technology, the 9-speed automatic transmission (9HP) for passenger cars, the revolutionary transmission, which was first revealed at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. And while most of the attention has been on the transmission, the focus has also shifted to the “home” of the 9HP: Gray Court, South Carolina.

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October 6th –
Carolina CoverTech Plant Tour – 1:00pm – 3:00pm
114 Shortcut Road, North Augusta, SC 29860

SCMEP is partnering with Carolina CoverTech in North Augusta, SC, for a presentation and plant tour. Students, parents, educators, media, civic leaders, manufacturers, and local communities are encouraged to attend.

Carolina CoverTech is a contract manufacturer that helps in the development and manufacturing of products that cover, protect, contain, and enclose. They specialize in engineering and producing products that need to be flexible yet rigid, air and/or liquid tight, durable, and weather resistant. Since 1858, Carolina CoverTech has been figuring out ways to make all kinds of products — even the impossible.

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October 7th –
Harsco Rail Plant Tour – 9:30am – 11:30am
2401 Edmund Hwy, West Columbia, SC 29170

This event is not open to middle school students.

SCMEP is partnering with Harsco Rail in West Columbia, SC, for a presentation and plant tour. Students, parents, educators, media, civic leaders, manufacturers, and local communities are encouraged to attend.

Harsco Rail, a worldwide operating segment of Harsco Corporation, is a global supplier for railway track maintenance and construction, providing high quality equipment, cutting-edge technology, and global support. Company information can be found at www.harscorail.com, and additional information can be found at www.harsco.com.

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October 7th –
Harsco Rail/EdVenture – 9:30am – 2:00pm
2401 Edmund Hwy, West Columbia, SC 29170
211 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Following the presentation and plant tour at Harsco Rail, students will go to EdVenture for lunch, STEAM Challenges, and dialog regarding careers in manufacturing. EdVenture is only for middle and high school students.

Overview of Schedule:
9:15 Arrival at Harsco Rail
9:30 – 11:15 SCMEP/Harsco Programming
11:30 Depart to EdVenture
11:50 – 1:00 Lunch & STEAM Challenges
1:00 – 1:45 Manufacturing Presentation in Canal Room
1:45 Load busses

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