NOVI, Mich., Oct. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cooper Standard (CPS), like other manufacturing companies across North America, is hosting Manufacturing DaySM events throughout October to help its communities and future generations thrive. As a Silver Sponsor and event host for Manufacturing Day, Cooper Standard employees are educating attendees about the benefits of manufacturing careers and underscoring the industry's importance to the national economy.
Produced by the National Association of Manufacturers, The Manufacturing Institute, Fabricators and Manufacturers Association International and Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Manufacturing Day is an annual event during which companies showcase modern manufacturing and foster interest in manufacturing careers. It is a growing grassroots movement of manufacturers dedicated to overcoming the shared challenges facing manufacturers today. This year, more than 2,167 events are slated in North America throughout October, which is coming to be known as Manufacturing Month.
"Cooper Standard is excited to again host Manufacturing Day events to introduce the next generation to the many career opportunities in modern manufacturing," said Jeffrey Edwards, chairman and CEO, Cooper Standard. "Manufacturing Day is a part of our overall STEM education initiative run by Cooper Standard employees who bring STEM activities to thousands of students annually."
The events at Cooper Standard's facilities will include an overview of the Company, career discussions and tours of manufacturing facilities. Anyone interested in participating in Cooper Standard's Manufacturing Day events can obtain additional information on the Manufacturing Day website http://www.mfgday.com/events.
As a global manufacturing leader, Cooper Standard is passionate about supporting STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. To drive interest in STEM-related careers in modern manufacturing, the Company created its STEM Affinity Group. Its STEM Accelerators – trained employee volunteers – work to inspire student achievement and interest in STEM careers through volunteer programs built upon the desire of Cooper Standard employees to give back and create a manufacturing workforce for years to come.
About Cooper Standard
Cooper Standard, headquartered in Novi, Mich., is a leading global supplier of systems and components for the automotive industry. Products include rubber and plastic sealing, fuel and brake lines, fluid transfer hoses and anti-vibration systems. Cooper Standard employs approximately 30,000 people globally and operates in 20 countries around the world. For more information, please visit www.cooperstandard.com.
Sharon S. Wenzl