Alamo Group

A group of students get an inside look how manufacture facilities, like Alamo Group, work during Manufacturing Day on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019.

Tours area students took last week in observance of National Manufacturing Day held a great deal of importance.

The field trips served multiple purposes for multiple sets of people.

There was a number of stakeholders getting something out of the National Manufacturing Day tours here in this county.

Of course, the students are the obvious winners. They were allowed the privilege to see a vital part of our economy at work.

The students were provided insights into how things are made in Seguin, as well as how to become a part of the manufacturing community to help build this city, county and the world.

Also benefiting were the manufacturers who participated. They had the chance to shine to the youth who someday might be the employees that run the machinery that helps make America move.

The pipeline from high school to manufacturing business was opened as, likely, were the eyes of students and manufacturing executives looking at fulfilling future needs.

Another winner about which some may not consider was the community at large.

When students can be shown the opportunities for personal growth, gainful employment and future success remains in their own hometown, their eyes can be opened to a world of possibilities right here.

Keeping our brain trust local and not having the future stars of industry seek their lifetime goals elsewhere is important to the sustained viability in Seguin, which makes us all winners.

Our Voice is the opinion of the editorial board of the Seguin Gazette.

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