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Contractor in the News: Inspiring the next generation of manufacturers

Jan 13, 2017

Rep Murphy_MfgDay_2016-25SMACNA contractor Ductmate Industries of Charleroi, Pa., has been actively working with local schools and organizations to promote the manufacturing industry and the rewarding careers it provides.

Recently, on National Manufacturing Day, when hundreds of manufacturers opened their doors to thousands of students across America, they did just that.

Rep. Tim Murphy (R-18th-Pa.) and the Hon. Laura Taylor-Kale, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s deputy assistant secretary for manufacturing, spoke to the Ductmate workforce and visiting students from three local high schools in their Monongahela, Pa., facility.

“The manufacturing industry offers the community good-paying jobs, paid training, positive work environment, job stability, and exciting career prospects,” said Ray Yeager, president and CEO, Ductmate Industries Inc.