Polygon Solutions Inc. of Fort Myers, Florida, has once again participated in 2015’s Manufacturing Day and continues to draw in students to teach them more about manufacturing.
Manufacturing Day focuses on exposing young people to the high-tech and well-paying jobs and dispelling the notion that manufacturing is an antiquated industry. Modern CNC machines and innovative technology available at Polygon Solutions help students to see the future first-hand. Seeing other young people who have learned to operate the machines right out of high school and vocational school also exposes them to additional career paths.
Polygon Solutions has plenty of partners in this effort. Von Baron Motorsports and Gator Boards took part of the tour and contributed prizes and giveaways for the students. Regional partnerships, such as the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association (SRMA), and national memberships with the Precision Machined Product Association (PMPA) were also key in establishing the presentations and information needed to pass on to attendees.
Polygon Solutions manufactures award-winning cutting tools called rotary broaches, which are used to make precise forms in metal products using CNC machines. Students were shown many of the products Polygon manufacturers and the jobs available for making those tools. Custom-made motorcycles, sidecars, and high-end wake boards were also part of the tour.
By partnering with Lee Virtual School in Fort Myers, Florida, Polygon Solutions continues to support high school- and college-age students in their efforts to learn more about manufacturing. A contest was held at the end of the tour, and winners will be announced at Lee Virtual School.
To learn more about the company, go to www.polygonsolutions.com.
* Photo Caption: Polygon Solutions Product Engineer Peter Bagwell, Lee Virtual School Principal Al Shilling, and student Abby Slentz at the 2015 Manufacturing Day event hosted by Polygon Solutions.