According to Darke County Economic Development Director Mike Bowers, today’s factories are very different from those in which peoples’ parents and grandparents have worked.
“Today, great opportunities exist for all kinds of skills,” Bowers said. “Not only on the manufacturing floor, but for computer programmers, machinists, engineers, and a vast array of available jobs. The technology involved in manufacturing has become a very advanced piece.”
To showcase some of those jobs, the Darke County Economic Development Office hosted its fourth annual participation in National Manufacturing Day, October 6. Sophomores from eight school districts visited the local manufacturers. Some of those included Whirpool Corporation, Ramco Electric Motors and JAFE Decorating, Inc. all of Greenville.