DAVIDSON, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, will participate in Manufacturing Day at its facilities around the world. During a month-long schedule of events, Ingersoll Rand is inviting students to tour their facilities and learn about career opportunities in modern manufacturing.
The company and its family of brands — Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand® Thermo King® and Trane® — is committed to engaging the next generation of skilled workers in the opportunities and benefits that come with a career in manufacturing.
“The future of the manufacturing industry relies on the ability of tomorrow’s workforce to address global trends like climate change and exponential technologies that impact the way we live, work and move,” said Michael W. Lamach, chairman and CEO of Ingersoll Rand. “By showing the next generation of manufacturers the importance of thinking bigger and acting bolder to solve these global challenges, we are doing the right thing for our communities, our environment and the future of manufacturing.”
Ingersoll Rand sites around the United States are participating, including Hastings, Nebraska; La Crosse, Wisconsin; Fort Smith, Arkansas; St. Paul, Minnesota; Trenton, New Jersey; Vidalia, Georgia; Augusta, Georgia; Mocksville, North Carolina; and Davidson, North Carolina. Internationally, participating facilities can be found in Galway, Ireland, and Vignate, Italy. Students will learn about the manufacturing process, pathways to manufacturing leadership and how sustainability is integral to the future of the manufacturing industry.
“Over the next decade, modern manufacturing will generate 3.5 million job openings. Through Manufacturing Day, the CreatorsWanted.org campaign and other critical programming, the NAM and The Manufacturing Institute have remained at the forefront of developing workforce solutions to help meet this need and close the skills gap that threatens to leave 2 million manufacturing jobs unfilled by 2025,” said Manufacturing Institute Executive Director Carolyn Lee. “Giving our young people and their parents the chance to see firsthand the promise of a career in modern manufacturing can turn the tide and combat the myths that harm the perception of manufacturing careers in America.”
Ingersoll Rand’s Manufacturing Day celebrations launched on Oct. 2, 2017 and extend throughout the month of October. High school, trade school and university students interested in visiting a facility near them are encouraged to reach out to local leadership to schedule a visit or Shannon Bennett at 704-655-5782 or Shannon.Bennett@irco.com to learn more about participating sites.
Ingersoll Rand Climate Commitment
Ingersoll Rand made a commitment to significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its products and operations by 2030. The company’s Climate Commitment pledges to:
- Cut the refrigerant GHG footprint of its products by 50 percent by 2020 and incorporate lower global warming potential (GWP) alternatives across its portfolio by 2030;
- Invest $500 million in product-related research and development over the next five years to fund the long-term reduction of GHG emissions; and
- Reduce company operations-related GHG emissions by 35 percent by 2020.
To date, the commitment has supported the avoidance of approximately 6.7 million metric tons of CO2e globally, which is the equivalent of avoiding annual CO2 emissions from energy used in more than 700,000 homes. To support the commitment, Ingersoll Rand launched EcoWise™, a portfolio of products designed to lower environmental impact with next-generation, low-global warming potential refrigerants and high efficiency operation. By 2030, the company expects to reduce its carbon footprint by 50 million metric tons.
About Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands — including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane® — work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $13 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results.