Over decades, members of the Horst Engineering community have been involved with the Manchester Road Race. This annual Thanksgiving Day tradition has been held for 81 years. This year will be the 82nd running, only 10 years older than Horst Engineering. Many of our employees run the race, volunteer at the race, and spectate at the race. “Manchester” is the original “Turkey Trot” and remains one of the largest in the nation with 15,000 runners and more than 30,000 spectators. One employee has run the race 27 times including 23 in a row and he will toe the line again this Thanksgiving!
For the first time ever, we will directly sponsor the road race, but specifically the new Veterans’ Row.
Patriotism has always been a core value of Manchester Road Race culture. In 2018, the organizers are taking their patriotism to a new level by organizing Veterans’ Row at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, located at the corner of East Center Street and Main Street, as runners head for the finish line.
Veterans’ Row will include:
—Free camo sport caps and pens for military/veteran runners
—Pre-Race military/veteran runner reception from 8:30 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.
—Place of Honor recognizing military/veteran runners during race
—Military equipment demonstration area on public display
—Media coverage before, during and after the race
The Manchester Road Race is pleased to honor the service of the men and women who have served our country in the military. Horst Engineering is proud to support the Manchester Road Race in their efforts to raise veteran awareness. So, if you aren’t going to run the road race, come on out and cheer! For more information, check out the race website.
Yesterday, we joined 100 other exhibitors at the 2018 Aerospace Alley Tradeshow at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. The morning session was the Future WorkForce Opportunities Fair where members of the Aerospace Components Manufacturers association championed the virtues of advanced manufacturing careers.
Every year, this show is a highlight, hosting more than 1,000 middle school and high school students from surrounding communities.
We are definitely making some headway in this effort to demonstrate the benefits of teaching manufacturing skills to the next generation. Our booth was swamped with students interested in learning more.
The afternoon session was the traditional B2B trade show and we greeted customers, leads, and peers from all over.
On Wednesday, the National Association of Manufacturers hosted their Executive Insights series in Hartford at the Connecticut Science Center. We are longtime NAM members. We heard from a panel of Connecticut industry leaders, including the heads of United Technologies Corporation, Barnes Group, and Stanley Black & Decker.
The hot topic was workforce development. This group of industry leaders shared some of the steps that their organizations are taking to build the workforce of the future. It was clear that more education needs to be done at every level. More children and adults need to hear that advanced manufacturing is an awesome career path. The science center was the perfect place to talk about the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
Also participating was the Connecticut Business & Industry Association, of which we are also a longtime member. We also belong to the Associated Industries of Massachusetts. Both CBIA and AIM are NAM State Association Groups.
Joe Brennan, CBIA’s leader challenged the attendees to get out the vote and participate in the upcoming elections. Business issues are at the forefront and the strength of the USA economy depends on commerce.
The CBIA has some great resources regarding the upcoming elections. Check out their Election Center.
Last week, Horst Engineering President Scott Livingston was featured on Episode 14 of Today’s Machining World’s Swarfcast podcast.
In a wide-ranging interview, Livingston discussed Horst Engineering’s origins, the company’s evolution as an aerospace components manufacturer, and the development of the patented Cross Spikes™ product line of cyclocross/mountain bike-shoe toe spikes.
He shared his passion for family business, cycling, and networking. Check out Episode 14 and share your feedback by giving Swarfcast a review. You can find the entire Swarfcast archive online or on iTunes.
Episode 14 on iTunes
Swarf is a common machining and grinding industry term that Wikipedia defines swarf pieces of metal, wood, or plastic that are the debris or waste resulting from machining, woodworking, or similar subtractive (material-removing) manufacturing processes.
Please join Horst Engineering and more than 200 other exhibitors at the 2018 Aerospace Alley Tradeshow at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford on 07 November.
- Our booth is 111. We are participating in the morning Future WorkForce Opportunities Fair and the afternoon B2B trade show.
- Join us for an unparalleled opportunity to see top aerospace components manufacturers — all at one tradeshow, all in one afternoon.
- Visit with members of Aerospace Components Manufacturers, one of the largest concentrations of aerospace suppliers in the world.