HELPING TO REDEFINE MANUFACTURING AND INSPIRE THE NEXT GENERATION
In celebration of Manufacturing Day, Wall Colmonoy Aerobraze Oklahoma City will open its doors on Friday, October 2, 2020 to students from local career techs and high schools as part of an effort to inspire the next generation with a career in manufacturing.
“Manufacturing, unfortunately, has suffered from an image problem over the past few decades. However, there are so many great technological advancements happening right now like Industry 4.0 - automating processes and production - and 3-D printing. We look forward to introducing what we do and our advancements in this area to the next engineers, welders, assemblers and leaders,” said Jeff Greer, General Manager.
“Wall Colmonoy has been part of the Oklahoma City community for over 50 years and has a long pioneering history within the Aerospace industry. Oklahoma’s aerospace industry is responsible for over $27B in annual sales, delivering some of the most rewarding career paths for young Oklahomans. We want to help build the next generation of Aerospace engineers, welders and technicians.”
Last year, a startling half a million jobs in manufacturing were left unfilled. If we don’t do something to reverse this now, $454 billion in production will be at risk by 2028, according to Deloitte. 
Over the next decade, there are expected to be 3.5 million job openings in manufacturing, with a growing skill shortage. 
The main priorities of Manufacturing Day as listed by the Manufacturing Institute are:
- Change the perception of careers in manufacturing to reflect its true status as the most advanced, high-tech industry in the country.
- Re-establish the U.S. as the global leader of manufacturing education.
- Advocate for education and job training policies that strengthen the U.S. manufacturing workforce.
Planned activities at Aerobraze OKC include tours of the facility, equipment and product manufacturing demonstrations of machining, welding, brazing, fabrication, and 3D printing. The facility strictly adheres to COVID-19 standards and policies.
About Wall Colmonoy Aerobraze OKC
Wall Colmonoy Aerobraze OKC is a leading manufacturer of heat transfer related assemblies and other high temperature sheet metal components for aerospace, military and energy production customers. These include aircraft cabin / cockpit environmental heat exchangers; light aircraft exhaust systems; fuel cell heat exchangers; combustion heat transfer assemblies; and others including turbine engine related components. Quality standards include: AS9100 Rev D, ISO 9001:2015, AWS D17.1/D17.1M:2017 (welding), FAA Repair Station # BG2R715K | FAA-DER – Heat Transfer Products & Exhaust Systems | FAA PMA #SW-352 | FAA-DMIR On Staff.
Launched annually on the first Friday in October with events that continue throughout the month, MFG Day helps show the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to open their doors to students, parents, teachers and community leaders. MFG Day empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.