Huron Manufacturing

South Dakota celebrates Manufacturing Week, September 28 through October 2 . Huron is celebrating through October 9!  National Manufacturer's Day is Friday, October 2 -

Huron is joining the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) in celebrating the third annual South Dakota Manufacturing Week.  Across South Dakota, manufacturers play a vital role in our state’s overall economic health. The products our manufacturers produce are as diverse as the companies themselves. From food to fuel, cabinets to custom fabrication, bio-adhesives and beyond, South Dakota manufacturers produce an astounding array of products.   

Manufaturing Facts:
  • Manufacturing is 20% of Huron’s workforce.
  • Manufacturing is #2 of the top 11 major industries in Huron.
  • 34 businesses in Huron are classified as manufacturers.
  • Huron manufacturer’s employ more than 1,700 people 
  • Manufacturing is 10% of the state’s workforce with 42,389 jobs.
  • Manufacturing’s average wage is $44,503.
  • Manufacturing’s annual payroll in South Dakota is $1.9 billion. 
    Source: South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation, Labor Market Information Center
Huron's Manufacturers 

SD Manufacturing Week is a great opportunity for Huron to showcase our manufacturing industry and the impact it has on the local, state and global economy.  To help promote Manufacturing Week, Greater Huron Development Corporation,  Huron Workforce Development, and  the Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau have arranged several activities for the manufacturers and the community to get involved.  

Schedule of Events:

September 27, 2015
Huron Manufacturers recognized in the regional PrairieTracks magazine

September 30, 2015
5:00-6:30pm - Manufacturing Executive's Social at Top Floor Events

October 1, 2015
8:00am - SDSU Manufacturers Conference in Brookings

October 1-9, 2015
8:00-9:00am - Local radio interviews on Performance Radio stations with manufacturers on products they develop and how they contribute to the global economy

October 5-9, 2015
9:45am - Manufacturer Highlights on High School Announcements throughout the week

October 9, 2015
10:30am - Huron High School Manufacturing Expo 
4:00-5:30pm - Manufacturing Olympics in the northeast lawn of the Huron Mall
    *Huron has been challenged to compete in a  regional Manufacturing Olympics  against other communities in the  spring .  Watch the Yankton manufacturers!
5:30-6:45pm - Awards Ceremony, Food & Beverage 
7:00pm - Manufacturers Recognized at Huron High School football game 

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