PFERD INC to Host Manufacturing Day 2016

On October 7th PFERD INC, the Milwaukee-based manufacturer of premium brushes, abrasives and power tools will showcase the value, intricacy, and essential “coolness” of modern manufacturing.

Milwaukee - PFERD INC, a global leader in the manufacture of premium quality brushes, abrasives and power tools, will host a Manufacturing Day event on October 7, 2016 from 9:00-11:30 a.m. at its Milwaukee facility located at 9201 W. Heather Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53224.

Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Although Manufacturing Day officially occurs on the first Friday in October any day can be a Manufacturing Day.

“Manufacturing Day addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t,” says Gene Huegin, president, “It’s PFERD’s chance to positively influence students and those around us to the importance and value of manufacturing.”

Open to middle, high and technical schools, PFERD will showcase the work of its manufacturing plant as well as its other operations such as finance, research and development, marketing and sales which all play an integral part in the entire manufacturing process.

“By working together, not only during Manufacturing Day but afterwards, at PFERD we can address skilled labor shortages, connect with our future generations and affect a positive image of manufacturing in general and more specifically our company. Manufacturing Day is but one step to ensure the continued growth of our industry,” added Peter Skaalen, vice president of operations.

Supported by a group of industry sponsors and co-producers, Manufacturing Day is designed to amplify the voice of individual manufacturers and coordinate a collective chorus of manufacturers with common concerns and challenges. Manufacturing Day is designed to empower manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.

PFERD INC. is the U.S. subsidiary of August Rüggeberg GmbH Co. of Marienheide, Germany. As a global manufacturer and distributor of abrasives, brushes and power tools, PFERD offers a comprehensive line of products and services for metal cutting and surface conditioning. With over 200 years of experience in developing innovative products that optimize productivity, achieve economic efficiencies and improve operator health and safety –customers around the world TRUST BLUE.


9201 W. Heather Ave

Milwaukee, WI 53224

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