October is Manufacturing Month and, to celebrate, 20 different eastern Iowa manufacturing companies are opening up their doors for tours all week long.
Kirkwood Community College and The Advanced Manufacturing Sector Board teamed up to co-host the tours. Middle and high school students get to see what happens in manufacturing facilities and how the industry is changing.
Tour leaders said it’s an effort to show off the advances in robotics and the variety of work done within manufacturing. Kirkwood said they also hope to create awareness for students about the growing career opportunities in the industry.