ASU Mid-South is holding its Manufacturing Day event on October 24, a joint initiative of our Machining, Mechatronics, and Welding programs. This follows a proclamation made by West Memphis Mayor Marco McClendon at MidSouth’s request, identifying October 4 as Manufacturing Day (in line with National Manufacturing Day) and October as Manufacturing Month. The event is open to the public, business community, school districts, and to our own students, faculty, and staff.
This will be an exciting day for all. There will be an opportunity to learn a lot about manufacturing. MidSouth’s partners will be hosting information/display tables, with some having demonstration stations. The American Welding Society mobile lab will be here with several virtual welding stations for hands-on engagement of guests. The AWS will be giving away a $1,000 scholarship to the individual who earns the best score in a virtual welding competition. The AWS and other vendors will be giving away various prizes. There will be food trucks and complimentary pizza for guests, along with giveaways such as t-shirts and koozies. AMS manufacturing programs will be represented as well.
Greater Memphis Medical Device Council
Smith & Nephew
West Memphis Steel
Automated Conveyor Systems
Ironwork Local 167
American Welding Society
Hobart Institute of Welding Technology
Academies of West Memphis Robotics Class
Crittenden County Adult Education and Literacy
Workforce Development Board of Eastern Arkansas
Arkansas Workforce Center
ASU Mid-South Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)
On November 20th EMS purchased the assets of Big River Engineering and Manufacturing. The purchase allows EMS to expand their customer base, manufacturing capacity and capability while enhancing EMS’ position as a leader in the Orthopedic instrument and implant manufacturing market.
Brittney Martinez, VP of Business Development and Marketing, is pictured speaking on PBC Biomed’s‘ Mission in Memphis’ at the Greater Memphis Medical Device Council (GMMDC) Leadership Update and Reception on August 22nd.