Join us this Friday for Manufacturing Day tours at Electro Soft

Join custom electronics contract manufacturer Electro Soft Inc. this Friday, Oct. 6 as we take part in Manufacturing Day 2017, a national celebration of modern manufacturing “meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.”

James Wallace, Electro Soft founder, is putting on a manufacturing day demonstration for students in this picture. MFG Day 2017 Manufacturing Day 2017 tours
Electro Soft Inc. founder James Wallace demonstrates manufacturing procedures for students.

We’ll be hosting three tours throughout the day: 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Each tour will be the same, is open to adults and students alike, and will cover the following topics:

  • What is electronics contract manufacturing?
  • What role does electrical engineering play in the business?
  • How we can build ANY benchtop electronics product to provided specifications.
  • How you can be successful working in small business.

This is the fifth-annual manufacturing day, which aims to show “students, parents, educators and their communities what is really happening in modern manufacturing.”

It was founded in 2012 to address a problem: Americans recognize the importance of the manufacturing industry, yet they don’t have a positive impression of current manufacturing jobs.

To make matters worse, according to “roughly one-third of Americans surveyed wouldn’t encourage their children to pursue a manufacturing career, pointing to concerns around job security and stability, weak career path, and poor pay.”

Yet the facts show otherwise: Statistics show:

  • The average tenure of workers in the manufacturing industry is highest among all private sector industries at 9.1 years. The industry also has one of the lowest employee turnover rates (2.3 percent) among all private-sector jobs.
  • Modern manufacturing jobs require sophisticated technical and problem-solving skills. As many senior-level Baby Boomers retire, more job openings are appearing for highly skilled, high-tech positions, as well as in leadership positions.
  • The average manufacturing worker in the U.S. earns almost more than $20,000 above the average employee working in other industries.

“Manufacturing Day is our opportunity to show our neighbors what we do in their own backyards,” says Electro Soft Executive Vice President Karla Trotman. “The best part is when students come from area schools. They see that they don’t necessarily have to learn how to code in order to have a career.”

For more information on the tour, contact Electro Soft Executive Vice President Karla Trotman at or 215-654-0701.

To register, go to the Manufacturing Day registration page and complete the form. Be sure to indicate which time slot you’d like to attend. Spots are going fast, so don’t delay — reserve yours now!