Fastway: Plant Tour Teaches Teens About American Manufacturing

Jed Anderson, CEO of Provo, Utah–based Progress Mfg. (which owns Fastway), recently invited more than 200 Utah Boy Scouts to the company’s manufacturing facilities to learn about American-based industry and careers that are available in the manufacturing sector. Anderson hoped that the experience would spark young interest in machinery and the educational opportunities that can lead to such jobs—and perhaps begin to address a nearly 50-year decline in American manufacturing workers.

“In the past kids could learn about manufacturing positions in high schools and vocational schools,” Anderson said. “Now they are likely to graduate high school and not have any experience using machinery. We want the next generation to understand the value of American manufacturing and why it is important.”

Tour attendees learned about the wide variety of departments at work in a manufacturing facility such as the one at Progress Mfg., including engineering, marketing, production, maintenance, human resources, accounting, and others. Though the group expected to learn about engineering and production, they were treated to the full array of roles inside the facility, including sourcing, packaging, warehousing, and shipping.

“My group was . . . surprised to learn of the amount of testing that . . . engineers conduct on a weekly basis, and asked detailed and intelligent questions,” said Boy Scouts of America Scout Master Nathan Pollister. “We appreciated the opportunity to visit the company and help kids learn about career paths that interest them.”

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T-Rex Grilles: Get $100 Back on Torch Main Grille Purchases

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T-Rex Grilles 100 Dollars Back on Torch Grilles

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Race Sport: Get $20 Prepaid Card with GEN 3 LED Headlight Conversion Purchase

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Race Sport 20 Card with GEN 3 LED Headlight Conversion

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Retrax: Free Retrax-Branded Leatherman Multitool with Select Truck Bed Cover Purchase

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Retrax Leatherman Multitool with MX Cover Purchase

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LUVERNE Truck Equipment: Get a $100 Prepaid Card on Journeyman HD Replacement Bumpers

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LUVERNE 100 Dollar Card on Journeyman HD Bumpers

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Omix-ADA: Year-Long Rebate Program

Get a 5% cash rebate* on a single-invoice Rugged Ridge, Omix-ADA, Alloy USA, or Outland product purchased at an authorized retailer from January 1 to December 31, 2018.

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Paramount Automotive (51-0469): Double 50” LED Light Bar Mount Kit for ’07-’16 Jeep Wrangler JK

Able to accommodate your double 50” LED light bar setup, the 51-0469 mount kit for 2007–2016 Jeep Wrangler JK from Paramount Automotive is crafted from durable mild steel and finished with a satin black powdercoat. It mounts easily to the factory location (reusing OE hardware). LED light bars not included.

Features

  • Mount two 50” LED light bars.
  • Durable mild steel.
  • Easy installation: uses OE hardware and mounts to factory location.
  • Dimensions: 36” x 8” x 7”.
  • Weight: 11 lb.
  • Finish: satin black powdercoat.

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Paramount Automotive Double LED Bar Mount Kit 51-0469

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