The Last Word: Mesquite’s Kim Buttram on the City’s Manufacturing Day

“Every single thing you wear, eat, or do has to be made by someone or by a machine that is made by someone.”

Kim M. Buttram
Director of Economic Development
City of Mesquite
.…on Mesquite’s third annual Manufacturing Day, slated for October 14, via LinkedIn.

Here's "who said what" in Dallas Innovates Every Day.Buttram says there are “so many careers to choose from—and we’re making sure Mesquite connects the best and brightest!” 

The city plans to do that on October 14 by holding its third annual Manufacturing Day at Vanguard High School, 4201 Faithon P. Lucas Sr. Blvd. in Mesquite.

Presented by the Mesquite Business Retention and Expansion Task Force, the event aims to connect Mesquite ISD juniors and seniors—as well as Dallas College students—with local manufacturers and manufacturing careers.

The event will provide info on local resources and programs available to manufacturers. It will also feature panels, as well as tours of Vanguard High School, Dallas College’s Mobile Training Truck, and multiple manufacturing plants, including Strukmyer Medical, The Pickle Juice Company, Senox Corporation, and Orora Visual.

Manufacturing Day is a program of the National Manufacturing Association, with a goal of showcasing and celebrating modern manufacturing careers. According to Mesquite BRE, the manufacturing industry has averaged around 800,000 open jobs per month in recent years. “With potentially more than 2.1 million American manufacturing jobs unfilled by 2030, this represents robust opportunity for those interested in making things with mind and machine,” the organization says.

Registration is free for Manufacturing Day, which runs from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can find out more and register by going here.

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