By: Ashley Jankowski, Sales and Marketing Administrator

“Manufacturing is not the past, it’s the FUTURE.”

Recently, Coghlin Companies Caring Associates attended Manufacturing Day at Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) located in Worcester, MA. Manufacturing Day is an annual celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. It explains the common misinterpretation by giving manufacturers an opportunity to inspire and show what manufacturing is – and isn’t.

Our associates got the chance to listen to various speakers and watch interesting presentations. One key speaker was Mike Ciprari, President of SJC Customs Drums located in Southbridge, MA. Mike started off his presentation with a short video that described the story of how he started his business at the early age of 15 by building drum sets for his own band in his Grandmother’s basement. 17 years later, he is building drums for highly famous musicians and touring the world. Mike’s key message to the audience was to follow your passion and do everything you can to make that passion come to light.

Coghlin Companies at Quinsigamond Community College Manufacturing Day 2017

Nao Robots, designed by Hao Loi, Associate Professor of Computer Science

After the presentation concluded, there was a tour of the Fab Lab, Advanced Technologies Lab and Electronics Lab. At the end of the tour our associates watched a demonstration of the Nao Robots, designed by Hao Loi, Associate Professor of Computer Science. Our team was impressed by the capabilities of the students in the Manufacturing Program at QCC and left feeling inspired and hopeful for the next generation of engineering and manufacturing professionals.

Coghlin Companies supports Manufacturing Day and its great initiatives to further educate the next generation that will shape the future of manufacturing. We look forward to seeing more innovative ideas and professionals come into this industry and are excited to be a part of it!

If you or anyone you know is interested in an exciting career in leading edge manufacturing in areas including assembly, test, quality or engineering, please visit our career page for more information!