GREENE, N.Y., October 5, 2018 — To celebrate National Manufacturing Day, The Raymond Corporation will be hosting more than 250 high school students at its headquarters in Greene, New York, on October 12 from 9 a.m. to noon. Students from more than 20 schools across the Southern Tier of New York state will learn about career opportunities within the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. They'll also have the opportunity to speak with Raymond professionals about the next generation of manufacturing and how they can pave their own career paths in this industry. The Raymond Corporation celebrates National Manufacturing month this October with Next-gen Manufacturing: Pave Your Career Path.
"The material handling industry is craving the younger generation's fresh thinking, which can push and challenge our industry to stretch and reach new potential," said Rick Harrington, senior vice president of operations, Raymond. "We want to ignite curiosity among students about career possibilities in STEM and showcase opportunities available in their community."
Raymond's Manufacturing Day event will feature a manufacturing floor tour, an interactive game with giveaways, product demonstrations and informational booths across various disciplines. Products on display for the students to explore will include but are not limited to: various Raymond® forklifts, iWAREHOUSE® fleet management system and the Raymond Virtual Reality Simulator.
Students will also meet with Raymond's current apprentices and co-op students to hear about their recent experiences working at the Greene facility. The day will wrap up with a lunchtime talk with Steve VanNostrand, executive vice president of human resources at Raymond.
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Visit www.raymondcorp.com or call 800-235-7200 to:
• Obtain more information on opportunities for high school, technical school or university students.
• Learn more about The Raymond Corporation.
• Locate an authorized Raymond Sales and Service Center.
About The Raymond Corporation
For more than 95 years, The Raymond Corporation has built a reputation on innovation, quality and service. Raymond® manual and electric forklifts meet a variety of material handling needs and offer advanced end-to-end warehouse solutions that enable operations to run better and manage smarter. This philosophy helps ensure Raymond and its customers are always evolving, always running, always moving ahead — and always on. The portfolio of advanced offerings includes the iWAREHOUSE® fleet management and warehouse optimization system; automated lift truck solutions for the warehouse of the future; and the Raymond Virtual Reality Simulator, a supplemental instructional tool that helps customers improve their operations and meet industry labor demands. Raymond also provides industry-leading customer support through a network of skilled technicians and its authorized Sales and Service Centers. Raymond's work in energy savings, space utilization, ergonomics, manufacturing quality and fleet optimization — combined with best-in-class products and services — work together to increase efficiency and lower costs throughout material handling operations.
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