Housatonic Community College Manufacturing Student Featured Speaker as Manufacturing Hall of Fame.

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Contact: Matt Fischer 203-332-8531

On October 5, The American Manufacturing Hall of Fame (AMHF) will welcome five companies into its Hall of Fame and present their 2017 Leadership Award. The event will take place at the Trumbull Marriott and starts at 5:30 p.m. Founded in 2012, the American Manufacturing Hall of Fame is run by local citizens dedicated to championing both Bridgeport manufacturing history and Housatonic’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (AMTC). The Hall of Fame serves to promote positive awareness for advanced manufacturing and to raise funds for educating manufacturing students in association with Housatonic’s AMTC.

This year’s Alumni speaker, Jenny Tovar-Peralta, is an alumnus of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (AMTC) and a current student at Housatonic Community College. The AMHF will spotlight Jenny’s journey as an ESL student earning her GED to being the first in her family to attend college and complete the AMTC program. /p>

Thursday’s event honors Better Packages, Inc., MacDermid Performance Solutions, R.C. Bigelow, Inc., Stanley Black & Decker, and Ulbrich as having met the criteria for exhibiting leadership, a strong commitment to the community, and having a base of ten years in business.

CEO of The Workplace, Joseph (Joe) Carbone returns to emcee the ceremony. The Workplace has served as the premier workforce development agency among southern Connecticut for over fifteen years. Joe is both a friend to Housatonic as well as a partner with the AMTC.

As of 2015, the AMHF has expanded to highlight companies outside of the greater Bridgeport region and on Thursday will see companies from North Haven (Ulbrich) to Waterbury (MacDermid Performance Solutions) represented. Thursday will mark the event’s fourth anniversary.

For more information about the October 5 Induction Ceremony or the AMHF, contact Emily Hyde at .

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