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Illinois Lt. Governor Participates in AFS Manufacturing Day Open House, Proclaims October Manufacturing Month

October 6, 2015


On Friday, Oct. 2, the American Foundry Society (AFS) welcomed Illinois Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti to its headquarters for it’s National Manufacturing Day Open House.

The Lt. Governor joined more than 400 students and adults in attendance by participating in a Foundry in a Box demonstration, met with exhibiting companies and spoke with students about the importance of manufacturing in the local and national economy.

At the event, Sanguinetti delivered a proclamation to AFS CEO Jerry Call on behalf of Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner announcing October 2015 as Manufacturing Month in the State of Illinois.

In the proclamation, Sanguinetti stressed the importance of creating high quality, skilled workers to replace the large number of retiring baby boomers between now and 2027. She also encouraged any efforts to expand knowledge about and improve public perception of manufacturing careers and manufacturing’s value to the economy.

Click here a to see copy of proclamation.

To see Photos from MFG Day 2015, visit our Facebook page.

The American Foundry Society is a not-for-profit organization formed in 1896. With its headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill., AFS provides members and consumers with information and services to promote and strengthen the metalcasting industry.