Save the Date for Women in Manufacturing

Women in Manufacturing Day

Save the date!
March 22, 2024 • 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Arrive by 8:15, program starts at 8:30 am.
Gateway’s SC Johnson iMET Center in Sturtevant

If you’ve ever considered a career in manufacturing or a trade like welding, HVAC, plumbing or electrical, you don’t want to miss this event. You’ll be able to explore a wide range of in-demand, high-paying careers that promise job security, stability and success!

  • Learn about manufacturing and skilled trades
  • Meet and network with employers at the Employer Expo
  • Get a taste of the trades with hands-on activities
  • Take a photo with “Rosie the Riveter”
  • Complete a scavenger hunt and win awesome prizes
  • Hear from women in the field, including a message from keynote speaker Heather Paullin, plant controller at Silgan Containers

The event is limited to the first 100 participants, so reserve your spot now!

All are welcome to attend.


8-8:30 a.m. – Breakfast
8:30-8:40 a.m. – Welcome message from Gateway President and CEO Dr. Ritu Raju
8:40-8:55 a.m. – Keynote by Heather Paulin of Silgan Containers
9-9:30 a.m. – Employer panel
9:30-10 a.m. – Employee panel
10:05 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Employer Expo, which includes networking and hands-on activities
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Lunch
12:30-1 p.m. – Wrap up and prizes


  • AbbVie
  • ATS Automation – Life Science Systems Chicago
  • Caterpillar
  • Charter Manufacturing
  • Eaton
  • Furlani
  • Gene Haas Foundation/ HFP Outlet
  • HFI Fluid Power Products
  • Horizon Machining
  • Hydro-Thermal Corporation
  • Krones, Inc.
  • Lavelle Industries
  • Meet and network with employers at the Employer Expo
  • Paper Machinery Corp.
  • Penske
  • Penske Truck Leasing
  • Postorino Construction Finishes
  • Rite-Hite Holdings
  • SC Johnson
  • Southshore Heating and Hydronics
  • Tapco
  • WKRP

Questions? Contact Josh Vollendorf at or 262-564-3062.