Platte County Students participate in National Manufacturing Day

Allison Schultz News

Park Hill and Platte County R-3 students participated in National Manufacturing Day activities. Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufactures and takes place the first Friday in October. MFG DAY addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufactures an opportunity to open their doors and show what manufacturing is. Approximately 140 students had the opportunity to tour 5 local advance manufacturing companies: Multivac, Haldex, Martinrea, US Farathane and Marlen International.

Students had the opportunity to tour the facility floors and see equipment being manufactured first hand. They visited the different departments to learn about career opportunities available in the industry and education required for different positions. All five company tours were a success and the companies reported they enjoyed hosting the students and look forward to future opportunities to engage with education partners.

Multivac is a leading provider worldwide for packaging solutions for food, medical and pharmaceutical products as well as industrial and consumer goods.








Haldex develops and manufactures brake systems for heavy trucks, trailers and buses. The product offering covers all primary components and subsystems included in complete air brake systems.








Martinrea is a leader in the production of quality steel and aluminum metal parts, assemblies and modules and fluid management systems focused primarily on the automotive sector.








US Farathane is a leading source of plastics manufacturing, supplying the automotive industry.








Marlen International is a manufacturer of highly engineered food processing equipment and systems.