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Manufacturers Celebrate Veterans at Heroes MAKE America Event

November 13, 2019

On Tuesday, North Carolina’s Fort Bragg was the site of an event to celebrate America’s veterans and to highlight opportunities available in manufacturing for transitioning service members and their families. The event was presented by The Manufacturing Institute, the workforce…

Jason Gustine participates in a tour while in the Heroes MAKE America program.
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Heroes MAKE America Student Makes Tracks at Goodyear

June 20, 2019

Jason Gustine has always enjoyed learning how things are made. As an area manager at the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in Topeka, Kansas, he taps into his lifelong interest while making use of the people skills and the processes…

Thomas Schlieper participates in a Heroes MAKE America tour.
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Heroes MAKE America Student Goes from the Army to Mars

June 10, 2019

As a production scheduler for Mars, Incorporated, Thomas Schlieper has a hand in sending sweet treats all over the world. In some ways, it’s very different from his former career. As a teenager, Schlieper joined the Army National Guard because…

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Manufacturers Congratulate McDonough on VA Nomination

December 10, 2020

Washington, D.C. – Following President-elect Joe Biden’s announcement nominating Denis McDonough for Secretary of Veterans Affairs, National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons released this statement: “Throughout his career, Denis McDonough has proven to be a leader of…

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“Manufacturing Is an Obvious Choice” for a Veteran

July 2, 2020

Dan Mitchell didn’t expect to join the Army, which means he couldn’t have expected to translate his military experience into a career in manufacturing. But thanks to The Manufacturing Institute’s Heroes MAKE America program, that’s where he is now. The…

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From Army Mechanic to Food Manufacturer

June 26, 2020

Brittanee Sayer is the sixth of seven siblings who have served in branches of the military. Given her family’s example, she always knew she would serve her country. But what would come after that? The answer: manufacturing, thanks to training…

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A Hero Finds a Quality Career

December 23, 2020

Nicole Reyna’s professional journey—from college student to Army sergeant to senior quality assurance technologist at Smithfield Foods—wasn’t one she had planned. But thanks to The Manufacturing Institute’s Heroes MAKE America program, it’s one that has brought her where she wants…