AKT Recognizes Local Manufacturers to Celebrate Manufacturing Day 2016
AKT, a proud sponsor of MFG Day 2016, partnered with regional trade associations to award a Certificate of Recognition to one manufacturing member of each organization.
Strategic Economic Development Corporation supports economic development for Marion and Polk Counties helping businesses grow and thrive in the mid-Willamette Valley. Their certificate of recognition is awarded to their Manufacturer of the Year, CabDoor.
Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition, an association of companies in the defense and security industries, fosters economic growth in the manufacturing community. Their certificate of recognition is awarded to Benchmade.
Northwest Food Processors Association is the leading regional food manufacturing trade association in the United States. Their certificate of recognition is awarded to Oregon Fruit.
To celebrate the recognition of these three manufacturers, AKT is making a donation in the name of each recipient to three organizations that work with youth in disciplines that support manufacturing professions.
- Clackamas Academy of Industrial Sciences provides students an innovative, contextual learning environment focused on Manufacturing Technologies.
- Impact NW: Pathways to Manufacturing is an incubator for high school aged children designed to address industry workforce needs, help lower the drop-out rate, and provide clear pathways to rewarding careers in manufacturing.
- For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology shows students of every age that science, technology, and problem-solving is not only fun and rewarding but proven paths to successful careers and a bright future for us all.
The AKT Manufacturing team is actively involved in the manufacturing sector supporting quality associations who also serve manufacturers. Together these organizations strive to provide resources, education, and assistance to help manufacturers take on the challenges and opportunities they face.
“We love MFG Day and its mission to improve the perception of manufacturing jobs. Manufacturers big and small are challenged to find and attract quality talent. Aligning with quality trade associations and recognizing their members gives us the opportunity to increase awareness of MFG Day and other organizations working to educate tomorrow’s workforce,” said John Lauseng, Partner, AKT Manufacturing.
For nearly four decades, AKT Manufacturing has served manufacturers across the western United States with industry-specific business counsel and services.
“AKT is dedicated to the success of our clients. We were an early supporter of MFG Day and enjoy helping shape the perception of manufacturing as a desirable profession for the benefit of employers and employees alike,” said Lauseng.