On October 1, the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, along with local leaders, kicked off its celebration of National Manufacturing Month with a virtual town hall on manufacturing featuring Mayor Steven L. Reed, County Commission Chairman Elton Dean, and Trenholm State Technical College Interim President, Anita Archie to recognize Montgomery’s diverse manufacturing sector and its significant economic impact on the River Region.
The Montgomery metro area is home to 325 manufacturing companies, employing more than 18,200 workers, that produce surgical equipment, aircraft parts, water heaters, automobiles, branded pharmaceuticals and more. The average annual salary at manufacturing companies in Montgomery is more than $58,500 per year, 29% higher than the local average wage.
In addition to the town hall, the Montgomery Chamber has produced a video highlighting local manufacturing employees and the career opportunities that exist in modern manufacturing. The video will be distributed to local education partners during the month of October.
“This month, we want to celebrate our manufacturing sector for its significant contribution to our local economy,” says Arthur DuCote, Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Chairman. “At the chamber, we are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for our residents by creating and preserving jobs. We hope that during this month, we can attract local students and members of our workforce to consider a career in manufacturing.”
Trenholm State Community College is the presenting sponsor for the Montgomery Chamber’s National Manufacturing Month programming and Thermalex, Inc. is the gold sponsor
Excerpts from the town hall can be found at Manufacturing Month Town Hall.
For more information about the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, visit www.montgomerychamber.com.