Manufacturing Day 2015 started off with 20 students visiting from Hatboro Horsham High School. Accompanying the visit was Janet Dicenzo from the Department of Commerce and Jeannie Hagan, Director of Community Outreach and Communications at Hatboro Horsham School District. The visit was filmed by the school’s AV department.
Electro Soft, Incorporated President, James T. Wallace guided the students through the company, showing the students PCB assembly, wire harness, enclosure and cable assembly. By opening the doors to local students, Electro Soft hopes to change the face for manufacturing. No more is manufacturing done solely overseas, rather right in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Electro Soft is a family business that is both minority and veteran-owned and will celebrate 30 years of being in business in 2016.
The students seemed to enjoy learning about manufacturing, one student was a member of the robotics team and asked questions about designing prints. Other students were just there to take in what a manufacturer, located down the street from their school, really does.
“It is important to open our doors to youth,” commented Wallace. “I didn’t meet my first engineer until I was in Ethiopia for the military. Had I known earlier in life, I would have commenced this career choice earlier.”