October 2, 2020 marks this year’s Manufacturing Day, a day where manufacturing companies around the United States and the world celebrate their industry. Manufacturing Day is a time to educate those who are not in the industry by debunking some of the most common manufacturing myths. This day is traditionally spent with companies opening their doors to the public and giving them an inside look at their facilities. This year, companies are celebrating the day in their own virtual way.
We wish we could invite the community, local students, and families to celebrate with us and tour our facility – but this year we are doing things differently! We are inviting everyone to tour our facility by using our 360 Virtual Tour. We invite everyone to tour our facility, using our 360 Virtual Tour feature. You will get to view all of our departments including benching, sand printing, tool CAD/CAM, and more!
Opportunities at Hoosier Pattern
For some, Manufacturing Day is a great opportunity to learn about the industry and see if it would be a good fit for their future career path. Although we can’t invite you into our facilities today, we encourage you to learn more about us and the opportunities we offer on our website. If you'd like to learn more about our apprenticeship program, check out some testimonials from our current and past participants.
Aside from the apprenticeship program, we have many other ways to explore the manufacturing industry. We hire part-time help throughout the summer as well as job-shadowing with different departments. Joining the team as part-time help or to job-shadow are both great ways to get to know the industry better. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, feel free to contact our office today!
Although this day looks a little different from Manufacturing Days in the past we still see the importance of celebrating the industry and educating the community. Happy Manufacturing Day!
Hoosier Pattern has a new Journeyman Patternmaker! Brandon Fourman completed his 10,000 working hours as well as his classwork needed over the past 5 years to become a certified Journeyman Patternmaker. Brandon started working at Hoosier Pattern in September of 2013 and just celebrated his 7 year anniversary last week. He entered the apprentice program in August of 2015 and completed everything earlier this year and we were able to officially present him with his certification from the Indiana Department of Labor on September 23rd. All Hoosier Pattern employees were in attendance to see Brandon recieve his certificate. Congratulations Brandon!
Along with Brandon receiving his Journeyman Patternmaker certificate, we also celebrated some milestone anniversaries. Alyssa Corral and Spencer Wilson have been at Hoosier Pattern for 5 years as of 2020 and Tony Uhrick celebrated 10 years in 2020.
After employees were recognized, Tim Curry was introduced to the company. Tim was brought onto the team in early August as an outside salesman in an effort to broaden the Hoosier Pattern brand. time has over 35 years in the industry and is currently located in Houston, Texas but was in town for the week to tour our facility and meet his new coworkers.
It's been a weird year so far, to say the least, but at Hoosier Pattern we have always been committed to being a strong team and working together in order to do right by the customer and deliver the best product possible. We will always be a strong team, and we plan to stay that way even if 2020 has some more curveballs up it's sleeve.
Next week we were planning to be setting up the trade show booth at the Turbomachinery and Pump Symposia like we do every September, but 2020 had other plans. Most of the trade shows Hoosier Pattern planned on attending this year have been wiped from our schedule, but there have been some alternative solutions to exhibiting in person. Next Tuesday, September 15th, Hoosier Pattern will be participating in a virtual trade show hosted by Modern Pumping Today.
Although this is not a traditional trade show, it is a safe alternative to attending a traditional trade show in the midst of a pandemic and there are many pros to having a virtual event. First and foremost, this virtual show is FREE to attend! For exhibitors and attendees, there is no traveling or time spent out of the office. As much as we love getting out of the office and talking face to face with current and potential customers, missing a week of work doesn’t stop the work from piling up on our desks at home. Even though there are no face to face interactions, the Modern Pumping Today platform is set up so that visitors can talk live with company employees, download info, or watch videos. When visitors click on our booth, there will be a section to ask questions and speak to a real employee in real-time. This virtual event will also include educational videos, pre-recorded webinars, and plenty of product information video content the user can choose from to watch.
Hoosier Pattern has always embraced technology and has never been afraid to try new ways of doing things. We look forward to being a part of this virtual event and making it successful. Register to attend this virtual event for FREE here: https://highlandspublications.com/mpt-expo-for-more-information/
Learn more about Modern Pumping Today here: https://modernpumpingtoday.com/
As far as 2020 trade shows, there is one more on the calendar that is still planning on happening. The Performance Racing Show in Indianapolis, Indiana held at the Indiana Convention Center from December 10-12th. Read more about that show here: https://www.performanceracing.com/tradeshow