National Manufacturing Day 2018
8-9 a.m., October 5
Room 107, Ivy Tech Community College
3501 North First Avenue, Evansville
Background: This annual event is a celebration of modern manufacturing and is meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. It is designed to address common misperceptions about manufacturing. Guest speaker at this year’s event will be Kimberly Smock, refinery manager at CountryMark in Mt. Vernon, Ind. Smock, a chemical engineer with degrees from Johns Hopkins University, and the University of California, Davis, has more than 25 years of service in refineries and chemical plants. She will share information about the company and its Indiana presence. She will also give a general overview of the manufacturing process in her business and the refinery flow from crude oil to final products. She will also talk about the need for skilled employees in the manufacturing workforce and women in manufacturing leadership.
Tours of the Manufacturing classrooms and lab spaces at Ivy Tech will be available.