Ponchatoula, LA — To give people an accurate view of today’s manufacturing environment and draw attention to career opportunities in the field, Elmer Chocolate invited students and teachers from nearby schools to tour its facility during Manufacturing Day.
“We are extremely pleased to host an event like this. As a major U.S. manufacturer of seasonal chocolates, this will allow students to learn more about our state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities and tour our facility to get a first-hand experience of the many processes that go into producing finished products.” says Michael J. Nelson, Elmer Chocolate president.
Manufacturing Day is a national event executed at local levels by thousands of companies to showcase modern manufacturing technology and careers. Schools that took part in the Elmer Chocolate event were Ponchatoula High School, Louisiana State University, Northshore Technical Community College, Southeastern Louisiana University and Oak Forest Academy.
“By showcasing our investment in technology and our community, we hope to inspire younger generations to explore the significant opportunities in manufacturing,” says Robert A. Nelson, Elmer Chocolate CEO. “We are optimistic this will help students gain a better sense of the numerous career opportunities in manufacturing.”
Candymakers in Louisiana directly employ more than 1,940 people and support an additional 3,500 jobs in the state, according to NCA.