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Boeing executives visit Upstate to meet manufacturing partners, inform students about job opportunities

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A 787-10 being built at the Boeing plant in Charleston (FOX Carolina/ 2-17-2017) A 787-10 being built at the Boeing plant in Charleston (FOX Carolina/ 2-17-2017)
GREER, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Representatives from The Boeing Company will be visiting Greenville for two days in October.

The Boeing executives will be in the Greenville area to meet the local manufacturers with whom they do business. They also want to learn about how the Upstate is educating future leaders for the aerospace industry. According to a news release, "Boeing Days events are a partnership between Boeing and the S.C. Department of Commerce. The goal is to inspire future generations of South Carolinians to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and introduce citizens to Boeing."

The representatives will be in Greenville on Wednesday, Oct. 11 and Thursday, Oct. 12.

Tickets are on sale for a dinner with the Boeing team. The dinner will be held on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 6:30pm at Thornblade Club.

Thornblade Club says the dinner will feature “premier businesses and industries in Greenville in manufacturing, aerospace and education”. Tickets are $250 per person and will benefit the Red Cross and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

If you are interested in purchasing tickets, contact Thornblade Club at 864-672-1007. 

Below is the schedule of events.

Wednesday, October 11th - Welcome to Greenville: Boeing South Carolina visits J. Harley Bonds Career Center from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. (Special local stakeholders, Mayor Rick Danner (City of Greer), Mark Owens (President Greer Chamber of Commerce), Monnie Broome (Chair, Greenville Regional Education Center Advisory Board), and Dr. Burke Royster (Superintendent, Greenville County School District)

Wednesday, October 11th - Discussion on Advanced Manufacturing at Greer High School from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The discussion will take place during the 3rd Annual  Advanced Manufacturing Expo.

The expo has three main goals:

  1. Expose students to what types of Advanced Manufacturing related industries we have in SC
  2. Provide students and vendors the opportunity to interact
  3. Encourage students to consider a career in Advanced Manufacturing

The event will provide vendors (local industry reps) access to more than 1,200 high school students, many who will need jobs in the near future. Over 25 education and industry vendors will participate in this year’s expo.  Below is a listing:

  • Arclabs, Welding training & certification
  • Beach Pharmaceuticals (PAI), Pharmaceutical Manufacturer
  • Bonds Career Center, High School Technical Education
  • BMW Manufacturing Co, LLC, Automobile Assembly Plant
  • Boeing South Carolina, Aircraft Design & Manufacturing
  • Caraustar, Paper & Packaging Solutions
  • CMI–Center for Manufacturing Innovation, Education, Training & Research
  • CTA (Carolina Training Associates), Technical Training Equipment
  • CeramTec North America Corporation, Ceramic Parts Manufacturer
  • ECPI University, Education & Training
  • HTI (Human Technologies, Inc., Comprehensive Solutions
  • PROTERRA, Electric Buses
  • IPS (Integrated Power Services), Electric Motors & Generators
  • North Greenville University, Education and training
  • Rochling – Automotive, Automotive Plastics
  • SAGE Automotive Interiors, Automotive Interiors
  • Sealed Air, Packaging
  • SMP (Standard Motor Products), Manufacture Motor Products
  • SC Future Makers, Manufacturing Alliance
  • T&S Brass and Bronze Works, Inc., Plumbing Fixtures

Following the visit to the expo, the Boeing executives will tour the BMW manufacturing plant in Greer.

Thursday, October 12th - The day's events begin with a walking tour of downtown Greenville with Mayor Knox White at 7:30 a.m.

A tour and demonstration will follow at CUICAR. Officials will also meet with community leaders and students from Clemson, North Greenville, and Greenville Tech at CUICAR from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Finally, a VIP Farewell Party and presentation hosted at Thornblade Club featuring premier businesses and industries in Greenville in Manufacturing, Aerospace and Education will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

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