National Association of Manufacturers

03/13/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/13/2018 09:37

“Heroes MAKE America” Inaugural Class to Graduate at Fort Riley

Fort Riley, KS - On Friday, March 16, at Fort Riley, Kansas, the National Association of Manufacturers' (NAM) Manufacturing Institute, Fort Riley Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program and the Washburn Institute of Technology will host a graduation ceremony for the inaugural class of the Institute's Heroes MAKE America program. The Institute will also announce expansion plans for the Heroes MAKE America program.

Heroes MAKE America is a 10-week career training program that arms transitioning service members with the skills needed to secure a rewarding career in manufacturing.

Heroes MAKE America gives manufacturers direct access to industry-qualified veteran candidates, reducing on-the-job training expenses while supporting our nation's heroes during their transition to civilian employment.

Heroes MAKE America is supported by world-class companies like Walmart, Cooper-Standard, Parker Hannifin Corporation and the Arconic Foundation.

All media attendees must be registered with the Fort Riley Public Affairs Office by 4 p.m., March 15. Details for the event are as follows:


The Manufacturing Institute's Heroes MAKE America program graduation ceremony


Carolyn Lee, Executive Director, the Institute

Clark Coco, Dean, Washburn Institute of Technology

Command Sergeant Major Andrew T. Bristow II, USAG
13 Soldier-Students graduating from the Inaugural Heroes MAKE America Class


Friday, March 16, 2018

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CST


Riley's Conference Center

446 Seitz Drive

Fort Riley, KS 66442


[email protected]

(785) 240-1795


The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit