FULTON – Mayor Deana Michaels announced “Manufacturing Month” in Fulton on Friday, October 1 at a rally in the municipal building celebrating the city’s manufacturers to whom October will be dedicated.
“Products made at Fulton are shipped worldwide,” Michaels told the assembled crowd. “It’s exciting and it’s a story we have to tell. Our manufacturers hire and invest in the best people, invest in cutting-edge equipment, technology and production, support local training and workforce development programs, partner with the community to make it one best place to live, work and visit. Our manufacturing partners see a future for Fulton and help us move forward together. Honoring and celebrating their contribution is the right thing to do.
Together with Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay, local manufacturers and their employees were honored at a special launch event for their contribution to the local economy and community.
“It was an honor to attend the Fulton Town making event this morning. I have always supported the belief that manufacturing is the backbone of our economy, ”said Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay. “Today more than ever, we must recognize and honor the companies and manufacturers who contribute to our local economies and surrounding communities. Their persistence and dedication to providing highly skilled jobs to the local workforce, despite the challenges of an increasingly competitive business climate, is commendable. As we begin to emerge from the effects of the pandemic, we must support our existing businesses and create a good business climate. Their success depends on it.
The month-long celebration will include special events honoring local manufacturers, spotlights, a social media campaign as well as the rollout of a new marketing campaign. The city will also share information about the PTech and Early College program offered by CiTi and the Fulton City School District and has scheduled a Fulton Fall Festival on October 9 dedicated to showcasing local manufacturers and their products.
“The Town of Fulton recognizes the importance of supporting local business and manufacturing, and this month is not just about recognizing our past accomplishments, but also our commitment to future success and the future success we can achieve. together, ”Michaels said. “We look forward to community support as we celebrate manufacturing in our community and the wealth of opportunities we see coming.”
Regarding these opportunities, Michaels said after the morning event: “We are currently in discussions with developers interested in the region, and when the time is right, we will announce.”