Manufacturing Day 2018 2018-09-20T15:36:02+00:00

 Save the date for Northwest Ohio Manufacturing Day: 10/12/18

Manufacturers from Williams, Fulton, Henry, Defiance, and Paulding County are invited to participate in this one day only event!

Manufacturing Day℠ is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. The overall goal of the event is to spark the imagination of students and give them a more concrete sense of what manufacturing is all about and teach students about the opportunities available in Northwest Ohio.

The format of Northwest Ohio Manufacturing Day is changing this year! The event will be more interactive and provide a more in depth look at a specific industry each year. The featured industry participants will be located in a tent outside of the building and all other industries will be located inside the atrium at Northwest State. This means there will be MORE space to set up displays & demonstrations for ALL participants.

Northwest Ohio Manufacturing Day is presented by the economic development offices in the five county area (Henry, Fulton, Williams, Paulding, Defiance), in partnership with Northwest State Community College and Custom Training Solutions.

Manufacturer Information

Registration for this event is now closed!

Contact Megan Puehler with any questions: or (419) 636-8727.

Williams County Schools Information

Williams County Student Sign Up Sheet, due by September 28, 2018

Pick up & Drop off maps – coming soon 



Lunch Sponsor: Winzeler Stamping


Altenloh Brinck & Co.
CK Technologies
Kamco Industries
Menards Distribution Center
Reifel Industries
Unique Chardan


Workforce Development Initiatives Event: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Bryan City Schools Mark Rairigh, Director of Secondary Education  &  Julie Taylor, Special Education Coordinator 

Mark Rairigh will present on a new K-12 Workforce Development Curriculum that incorporates workforce readiness skills and exposure opportunities into the classroom. Julie Taylor will touch on a new transition services program for Bryan City Schools.

Montpelier Schools, Principal, Su Thorp; Winzeler Stamping. HR Manager, Karen Beck; NSCC, Director of Workforce Development, Jim Drewes

Learn about the variety of programs that have been made possible through the partnerships formed between Montpelier, Winzeler Stamping & NSCC.

2017 Northwest Ohio Manufacturing Day: Friday, October 13, 2017

Manufacturing Day 2017 was presented by the economic development offices in the five county area (Henry, Fulton, Williams, Paulding, Defiance), in partnership with Northwest State Community College and the Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP).

400+ students and 40+ manufacturers participated in the 2017 event

Eighteen schools, thirty local manufacturers and over 300 people participated in the 2016 event. Companies had the opportunity to network and connect with other manufacturers in the Northwest Ohio Region, while also being able to meet and talk to students from all around Northwest Ohio.

Event Sponsors

20/20 Custom Molded Plastics

Bard Manufacturing

Spangler Candy

Sauder Manufacturing

Winzeler Stamping

Chase Brass & Copper


Breakout Sponsors

CK Technologies and Powers & Sons

Williams County Bus Tour: Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Williams County Economic Development Corporation in partnership with area employers sponsored the 2017 Manufacturing Bus Tour for Williams County school leaders. The group toured 4 area manufacturers and learned about what the companies do first-hand, and learned about theopportunities available in manufacturing.

Thank you to our hosts and sponsors! Kamco Industries Inc., Winzeler Stamping, 20/20 Custom Molded Plastics, and Menards Distribution Center.