October Manufacturing Month 2018

October is Manufacturing Month
Posted on 10/30/2018
October is Manufacturing MonthBadger High School students in Mr. Geissler's Metals Machining, Production and Careers in Metal Working and Advanced Metals classes participated in Manufacturing Month with a daylong field trip to two area businesses and Gateway Technical College. The first stop was at Scot Forge in Clinton, WI where students learned about the forging and machining processes. At Gateway Technical College students had lunch and toured the Reader Precision Machining and Manufacturing Center. Students learned about the equipment and opportunities available through Gateway’s programs. The final stop was at Wisconsin Precision Casting in Lake Geneva where the casting process was seen first, hand.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Labor, Manufacturing is the number one contributor to Wisconsin’s economy, producing more than $59 billion in total output in 2017 – nearly 20 percent of Wisconsin’s total Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Additionally, the state’s more than 9,000 manufacturers employed nearly 470,000 people in 2017.

Badger has four-years of metals and manufacturing courses encompassing welding, computer numerical control (CNC) machining, fabrication, milling and machining. Students are also able to earn two industry certificates from Manufacturing Skills Standards Council.

Students Pictured at Scot Forge
Pictured at Scot Forge, left to right: Kaleb Heim, Chris Stefan, David Schiltz, Julian Koester, Trent Junion, Bradley Kinsch, Hayden Poltermann, Frank Gentile, Cole Heniff, Zach Cowan, Trevor Statdfield, Christain Torres 

Students Pictured at Wisconsin Precision Casting Corp
Pictured at Wisconsin Precision Casting Corp., left to right: Julian Koster, Bradley Kinsch, Chris Stefan, Christian Torres, David Schiltz, Trevor Statdfield, Kaleb Heim, Zach Cowan, Frank Gentile, Cole Heniff, Hayden Poltermann, Trent Junion    
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