In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2018, several Sheridan County manufacturing businesses will open their doors on Friday, Oct. 5, for the community to see firsthand how manufacturing works locally and learn about the career opportunities available.

Manufacturing Day is an annual national event to showcase modern manufacturing technology and to change people’s perceptions about today’s manufacturing environment. The annual celebration also is an opportunity to draw attention to the outstanding opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide.

For the second year in a row, the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Retention and Expansion Committee has worked with local manufacturers to compile a schedule of tours for the event.

“These events give the public an opportunity to learn about the products made right here in Sheridan County,” said Dixie Johnson, chief executive officer of the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. “The community also has the chance to see firsthand the kind of highly skilled professionals we have in manufacturing and what the demand is for employees who can design, program and operate technology. The average age of a manufacturing employee is 56, and between now and 2020 there will be an unprecedented shortage of skilled workers who will need to be replaced.”

In addition to the tours available on Oct. 5, City of Sheridan Mayor Roger Miller will issue a proclamation during the Oct. 1 City Council meeting naming Oct. 5, 2018, as Manufacturing Day in Sheridan.


2018 Manufacturing Day Tours:


1350 Hi-Tech Dr.

30-minute tours at 7:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m.




2071 N. Main St.

Tours at 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m. Noon, 2 p.m.



Tom Balding Bits & Spurs

655 Riverside

Tours anytime from 9 a.m. to Noon



Sheridan College Technical Center

Tours at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m.



Bighorn Design Studio

171 N. Main St.

Tours at 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.

Come for the tour and print your very own t-shirt!



L&H Industrial

1909 Commercial Ave.

Tours at 9 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Steel-toed shoes preferred but not required.



Craftco Metals Services, Inc.

680 Airfield Ln.

Tours and Demonstrations at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.



King’s Saddlery, Inc.

184 N. Main St.

Tours at 2 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.



Koltiska Distillery

644 Crook St.

Tours from 3 to 10 p.m.



Black Tooth Brewing Co.

312 Broadway

Tours at 4 p.m. & 5 p.m. (inquire with bartender)

Free sample following tour.


For more information about Manufacturing Day in Sheridan, contact the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce at (307) 672-2485.


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