Jonesboro, AR -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/29/2015 -- Hytrol Conveyor Co., Inc. and the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce are teaming up on October 1, 2015 to host an event honoring local manufacturers. The Manufacturing Day event is one of over 1400 across the nation, and is an opportunity for companies to address challenges and concerns while celebrating the industry.
In particular, this event will highlight the Tek Starz summer camp. Tek Starz is developed by the Chamber of Commerce and Arkansas State University at Newport with assistance from the Arkansas Manufacturing Extension Partnership and local manufacturers. During the summer camp, students visit local manufacturers and learn about the industry through hands-on projects and other activities. During the event, presentations from the June camp will be made to sponsors.
Charley Appleby, Vice Chancellor for Economic and Workforce Development at Arkansas State University-Newport, said that Tek Starz is an important addition to his company's portfolio of outreach services. "It is extremely rewarding to watch young people excited about manufacturing through their experiences this week," said Appleby. "It opens potential career interests and technical programs to some of the best and brightest young people, providing viable alternatives to typical educational pathways."
Hytrol's Vice President of Manufacturing & Engineering Operations, Chris Glenn, said that Hytrol's participation in Manufacturing Day is an important representation of the company in the industry.
"Manufacturing is who we are at Hytrol, and we understand the importance of it in the U.S.," said Glenn. "Supporting Manufacturing Day demonstrates Hytrol's support for all manufacturers. We have suppliers that support us through manufacturing, and we support our customers by manufacturing products for them. Manufacturing supports so many families here and elsewhere providing a good quality of life for each and every person. It's imperative that we recognize the importance of manufacturing to our culture and how it touches everyone."
Hytrol's Technology Center is the birthplace for many industry-changing solutions, such as EZLogic® accumulation conveyors and the E24™, an energy efficient, motor driven roller conveyor series. These technologies are complemented by Hytrol's sortation offerings, the ProSort 400 Elite series high speed shoe sorter, as well as the ProSort MRT series narrow belt sorter. Hytrol works closely with integration partners to provide custom design and engineering service, a key competitive differentiator and added value proposition.
About Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc.
For nearly 70 years, Hytrol Conveyor Co., Inc. (http://www.hytrol.com) has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to understanding the unique material handling needs of businesses. Hytrol is focused on creating innovative, customized conveyor solutions that help companies achieve lean manufacturing, e-commerce, fulfillment, warehouse, and distribution goals. Hytrol's consistent growth, on target for the best year in company history, is strengthened by its Integration Partner Network, with over 100 locations worldwide.
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