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Addison Trail students participate in Manufacturing Day

Top left: Addison Trail students visit JD Norman Industries, Inc. in Addison on Oct. 6 as part of Manufacturing Day. They are pictured with JD Norman Human Resources Manager Anna Cobb (left), JD Norman Plant Manager Paul MacDuff (center) and JD Norman Process Engineer David Skiba (right). Top right: MacDuff welcomes the students and discusses the manufacturing industry. Bottom left and right: Skiba gives students a tour of the plant.

Top: Addison Trail students visit Pioneer Service Inc. in Addison on Oct. 6 as part of Manufacturing Day. They are pictured with Addison Trail Career and Technical Education (CTE) Industry and Technology teacher Jeff Angle (left) and Addison Trail Guidance Counselor John Cord (right). Middle left: Pioneer Service Inc. Vice President of Operations Steve Brezwyn shows students a part made by a CNC Swiss machine. Middle right: Pioneer Service Inc. Director of Sales Eric Smith gives students a tour of the plant. Bottom left: Addison Trail juniors Fernando Nava (left) and Diego Sarabia examine a part made by a CNC Turning Center. Bottom middle: Addison Trail junior Nabira Siddiqui (left) and senior Yingyu Zhang check out a CNC Turning Center. Bottom right: Addison Trail freshman Victor Gonzalez looks at parts made by a CNC Turning Center.

On Oct. 6, 41 Addison Trail students who are enrolled in Career and Technical Education (CTE) Industry and Technology courses at the school took a field trip to JD Norman Industries, Inc. and Pioneer Service Inc. in Addison as part of Manufacturing Day.

During their visits, students toured the plants, learned about various careers available in manufacturing and had an opportunity to ask questions about the field. JD Norman is a diversified manufacturer of metal components and systems, with operations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada and the United Kingdom. JD Norman is a leader in the manufacturing of highly engineered product, including formed, machined and cast metals. The company serves major original equipment manufacturers of automotive, industrial and transportation products. For more information, go to http://jdnorman.com. Pioneer Service Inc. is a screw machine shop, providing precision CNC Swiss screw machine parts, CNC turned parts and centerless grinding services. Typical applications include armatures, axles, bolts, bushings, couplings, drive shafts, pins, fasteners, spacers and more. The company provides precision manufactured parts to the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, go to www.pioneerserviceinc.com.

According to a press release from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, “Each year, Illinois celebrates the contributions the manufacturing industry has brought to our state by recognizing October as Manufacturing Month. The month includes Manufacturing Day, celebrated nationwide on the first Friday of October, which recognizes the impact modern manufacturing has had on our country. October is a time to highlight the benefits of working in the industry and continue to build a talent pipeline that guarantees Illinois remains a leader in manufacturing for years to come.”

To see the Manufacturing Month Proclamation signed by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, go to https://tinyurl.com/ManufacturingMonth2017.

Illinois is the fifth largest manufacturing state in the U.S. by output, with manufactured goods comprising 92 percent of Illinois’ total exports. Highlights include:

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