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National Manufacturing Day 2019

Filed in BCHS, Student Spotlight by on October 8, 2019

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On Friday, October 4, students from Bethlehem Central High School’s Computer Integrated Manufacturing class had the chance to visit the U.S. Head Office and the main terminal for a company that manufactures and delivers products designed to reduce ice and dust on highways, roads and other surfaces across the northeastern United States and Canada.

Jeff Hicks and his team at Innovative Surface Solutions in Glenmont welcomed the BC students to celebrate National Manufacturing Day, an event held annually to encourage young people to learn about careers in modern manufacturing. Innovative Surface Solutions specializes in effective, environmentally safer solutions for road safety and maintenance, industrial applications and agriculture. 

“The students learned a great deal about how supplies are collected and distributed at the facility, how automation plays a role in modern manufacturing, and how chemistry can aid in quality control measures,” said teacher Eric Fana.

Fana said the field trip was coordinated by Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce’s President Maureen McGuinness, who also joined the students for the two-hour tour of the facility.

“It was really a great opportunity to excite the next generation of engineers and technologists and to be able to tie what we are learning in the classroom to real-world experiences,” said Fana. “We look forward to next year’s outing and adding more local manufacturing companies to visit.”