What began as a day to recognize national manufacturers has become a full month to honor the contributions of those companies that call McPherson County home.
McPherson Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jennifer Burch says, in particular, the county's manufacturers are hoping to highlight the highly-skilled jobs that they offer during McPherson County Manufacturers Month, which runs through October.
“It's a great avenue for students that are going directly into the workforce from high school,” Burch said. “And those that are majoring in college majors that would be a great asset to some of our companies right here in McPherson County.”
Open houses are planned at several of the county's manufacturers during the month, starting Friday at Viega and then Tuesday at Bradbury Company in Moundridge.
Other open houses will include one on Oct. 23 at Hospira, now a Pfizer Company.
“Because of the nature of the their business, of course, they are very limited to the number of tours that they can accommodate,” Burch said. “We're just thrilled that they are opening their doors to specifically students that they are wanting to attract.”
The final open house will be Oct. 27 at CertainTeed.
To attend any of the open houses, you need to register online at www.mfgday.com. If you have any questions, contact the McPherson Chamber at 241-3303.