A & E Custom Manufacturing Supports Local Students on Global Manufacturing Day

As great as automation and innovation is, nothing can replace the dedicated A & E people that run this automated equipment.

October 02, 2014


Global Manufacturing Day is a nationally recognized day that focuses on the needs of manufacturing in the United States. On this day hundreds of manufactures' will open their doors to demonstrate the technological improvements used to produce their products. A & E Custom Manufacturing is happy to host on October 2nd and on October 3rd over one hundred local 11th and 12th grade STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) students to show the options available in manufacturing careers. The theme of the day is "Dream It. Do It."

A & E is committed to supporting organizations like SITE (Site Impact Technology and Engineering) and KCKCC - TEC (Kansas City Kansas Community College - Technical Educational Center) in the effort to raise awareness and to educate high school students to the options available in advanced manufacturing.

SITE and KCKCC-TEC were founded to educate urban youths in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math with an emphasis on how these areas of study are needed in today's manufacturing environment and the career opportunities available.

Over the last 55 years A & E has delivered high end quality stampings and fabrication work to the marketplace. From a one piece prototype to runs of over 1,000,000 parts, our production process is one of the most progressive in the Midwest. Our emphasis on technology and innovation with design engineering capabilities allows us to meet customer metal fabrication needs. The Automation in our plant includes Robotic Welding, Automated Laser Cutting and Turret Punching, and Robotic Bending. As great as automation and innovation is, nothing can replace the dedicated A & E people that run this automated equipment. http://www.aecustommfg.com

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