Manufacturing Mania was held at Three Rivers Community College in Norwich, CT on October 18th, 2013. Approximately 100 middle schoolers from various schools were introduced to local manufacturers, manufacturing concepts and career opportunities.

Mary Fitzgerald, President of Acme Wire Products, shows middle school students how to use wire forming equipment to manufacture bracelets.

Acme Wire Products provided some hands on activities to give the students the opportunity to experience manufacturing processes such as wire bending and product design using some of the bending equipment that was designed and manufactured by Acme Wire Products employees.

This was a simple, creative way to expose youth to manufacturing. They students flocked to the exhibit and asked many questions about the process and the parts that were displayed.  In addition to the hands on activities, they enjoyed learning how the wire face masks on lacrosse helmets were made.