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Heroes MAKE America Keeps Growing

October 15, 2021

The Manufacturing Institute’s Heroes MAKE America hasn’t let COVID-19 slow it down. To the contrary, it has expanded and added new features in 2021 in order to prepare more members of the military community for manufacturing careers. “The work we’re…

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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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The Manufacturing Institute Goes to Capitol Hill

May 13, 2021

Manufacturing Institute Executive Director Carolyn Lee testified virtually before the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs’ Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity yesterday, detailing the MI’s work with transitioning service members during the pandemic. Here are some highlights from her testimony. COVID-19’s impact:…