Be You in Manufacturing

Modern manufacturing is a diverse and inclusive community, embracing and supporting the creativity that each individual can bring to building something bigger than themselves. And many manufacturers are setting great examples of what the future of the workplace will look like–and of what other firms should aspire to achieve. The report, “All in: Shaping tomorrow’s manufacturing workforce through diversity and inclusion,” by PwC, a leader in helping industrial manufacturers plan and execute strategies to attract and retain a diverse workforce of the future, and the Manufacturing Institute, the social impact arm of the National Association of Manufacturers, looks at the importance of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) efforts across the manufacturing industry. Learn the five key themes that manufacturing companies are addressing to take their D&I work to the next level by clicking here.


20 Modern Manufacturers Who’ll Inspire You

Today, manufacturers in America have more than half a million open jobs–a new record.

Manufacturing is growing, evolving and getting stronger by the day. While innovation is changing the types of jobs people do, it is not changing what is at the core of manufacturing in the United States: people from all walks of life who lend their talents to make things that matter.

America needs more creators–and more Americans need to see themselves in these rewarding roles. PwC and the Manufacturing Institute believe that one of the best ways to encourage both is to meet the people of modern manufacturing, who make the industry strong not only by their work ethic but also through their diverse backgrounds and paths in life. So meet these 20 modern manufacturers:


Nataly Greiner
Procter & Gamble

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Blanca Ortiz-Skelding


Joshua Bingaman
HELM Boots

Mercedes Perez, Assembly Lead

Virginia Beach-based STIHL Inc., one of several manufacturing facilities in the STIHL Group, is the headquarters for U.S. operations. STIHL Inc. employs over 2,100 people nationwide, with more than 1,900 in Virginia Beach, Va., in a variety of positions from manufacturing, product assembly, manufacturing engineering, sales and marketing, and finance. The Virginia Beach facility is located on approximately 150 acres with over one million square feet under roof, where the company produces a full line of high-quality, handheld outdoor power equipment including blowers, trimmers, brushcutters, and multi-task tools, as well as the number one selling brand of chainsaws worldwide. STIHL Inc. manufactures over 260 model variations of handheld outdoor power equipment for sale in the U.S. and around the world. STIHL products are sold through a network of over 9,000 servicing power equipment retailers from coast to coast

Mercedes Perez

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Ravi Tek
General Motors

Ronda Wilkinson

Ronda Wilkinson

Quantae Robinson
Dold Foods


Meghan Barrera


Akhila Bhiman
Fresenius Medical Care

brands includes Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Gladiator and others. 
Photo by David Bohrer / National Assoc. of Manufacturers

Tyler Domingo
KitchenAid Operations of Whirlpool Corporation

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Parendi Birdie


Asia Bright
Marlin Steel

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Nikolas Irizarry

Chelsea-Sargeant (1)

Chelsea Sargeant

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Dominique Walker
General Motors

Eva Ames

Eva Ames

Malcom McGraw
Marlin Steel

Click Bond, a developer and manufacturer of fasteners and adhesives for industrial, defenses, commercial, military, business, and general aviation markets. These photos are from the facility in Watertown, CT.

Michael McDonald
Click Bond

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Joyce Mabbitt

Steaphan Wilson

Steaphan Wilson