JONESBORO, Ark. — Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc. received a proclamation from the Jonesboro City Council for its Manufacturing Day 2018 activities. It was presented during the council’s meeting on Oct. 16.


“We appreciate this recognition from the city,” said Vice President for Corporate Development Bob West. “The future of the manufacturing industry is obviously important to Hytrol. We enjoy taking time to share the career opportunities available and manufacturing’s impact on the community.”


During Manufacturing Day on Oct. 5, Hytrol invited students from Brookland and Jonesboro High Schools to tour its production facilities. The students also met with Hytrol employees to learn about the various careers available in manufacturing and discussed the need for skilled employees as technology evolves.


Students from the summer’s Tek Starz program also presented Arkansas State University Chancellor Kelly Damphousse with an A-State sign they built during the camp. Tek Starz is developed by the Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce and Arkansas State University at Newport. The students visited local manufacturers to learn about the industry through hands-on projects.


Manufacturing Day began in 2012 to foster interest in manufacturing careers. The industry currently supports more than 18.5 million U.S. jobs, but by 2025, 2 million manufacturing jobs are expected to go unfilled due to the skills gap.



About Hytrol:


Hytrol designs and manufactures advanced conveyor systems for its customers. For more than 70 years, Hytrol has focused on creating innovative, customized conveyor solutions that help companies achieve their goals.