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Collin Seigle, production supervisor at Spartan Motors, guides students from Charlotte High School’s STEM program around company headquarters in Charlotte MI.

Spartan Motors welcomes students to Michigan facility

Specialty vehicle manufacturer Spartan Motors recently hosted nearly 100 local high school students at its Charlotte MI headquarters in celebration of Manufacturing Day.

Students from Charlotte High School toured the company’s state-of-the-art, flexible manufacturing facilities and participated in a hands-on tour dedicated to demonstrating the high-tech skills leveraged in the modern industry.

“Manufacturing Day is a lot of fun for the students and for our team, but there is a serious intent in our effort to educate the next generation of leaders and skilled tradespeople about the careers available to them in manufacturing,” said Daryl Adams, president and chief executive officer at Spartan. “Change happens quickly and at great scale, so manufacturing looks a lot different today than it did even just a decade ago.

“We need to open eyes and ears to the world of possibilities from technical trades to engineering, human resources, IT, sales and marketing, and everything in between. We plan for the future of Spartan through the eyes of these young people, and we encourage other manufacturers to do the same.”

Held the first Friday of October, Manufacturing Day is a nationwide celebration of modern manufacturing intended to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.

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