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College group spends Manufacturing Day at company’s up-to-date facility


The Penn College contingent joins its Acero Precision hosts to memorialize the visit.
The Penn College contingent joins its Acero Precision hosts to memorialize the visit.
Students talk with Michael Mannion (right), manufacturing engineering manager for Acero's Mazak Mill Cell.
Students talk with Michael Mannion (right), manufacturing engineering manager for Acero’s Mazak Mill Cell.

Penn College students and faculty were among those who visited Acero Precision for the recent observance of Manufacturing Day, a national initiative to promote manufacturing as a career choice. Located in an 80,000-square-foot facility in West Chester, Acero is a premier manufacturer of precision components for the medical device, industrial, analytical and motorsport industries. “We are proud to be leading the country’s most talented group of engineers, machinists and craftspeople in the industry,” said Michael A. Fitzgerald, Acero’s president and CEO – and a member of the college’s Automated Manufacturing and Machining Advisory Committee. “We love the opportunity to show off our state-of-the-art facilities and all the hard work our team has put in to keep American manufacturing alive and well.” Students from a variety of majors were accompanied by faculty members Paul W. Albright and Krishna C. Vistarakula, instructors of manufacturing engineering technology; and Shane A. Schreck, instructor of engineering design technology.
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