National Manufacturing Day 2021

We are excited to participate once again in National Manufacturing Day: an annual celebration hosted by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and The Manufacturing Institute that provides a look into modern manufacturing and the variety of career opportunities it provides. This year, we will host events throughout the month of October across six facilities. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to remain vigilant in keeping employees and the community safe, events will be held virtually.

Local Virtual Events

What to expect:

  • a look inside modern manufacturing facilities
  • presentations from company leaders
  • question-and-answer sessions
  • interactive games


Why Manufacturing?

Manufacturing is an essential industry, but according to NAM, US manufacturers will need to fill 4.6 million jobs in the next eight years, and more than half of those jobs could be left unfilled because of two issues: a skills gap and misperceptions about modern manufacturing. Thanks to an increased commitment to innovation, modern manufacturing is constantly changing, but skilled labor is always needed. Cornerstone Building Brands employs skilled personnel across a number of trades: machine operations, mechanics, transportation, logistics, engineering and drafting.

Billy Hampton

“I like working at Ply Gem because of the family oriented environment and the challenging work at this plant. There is such diverse equipment, from foreign to domestic, very old and new. The work is never old or boring and you learn something new every day.

Justin Somerhalder

“I was initially hired as a Machine Operator on the Angle Line. After two months, I became the operator of a CNC Plasma machine and worked in that position for two years. I was then offered the opportunity to work in Production Control as a Schedule Coordinator. After working three years in that position, I was promoted to Production Control Manager in Houston. Cornerstone Building Brands certainly offers opportunities of growth within the company.

Jessica Fortney

I have always enjoyed working in a production environment because of the fast paced nature and always having something to work on. As a single parent, this job has allowed me to support and provide for my family.”