Every October, we anticipate the return of Arizona Manufacturing Month, a time when the state's manufacturing sector takes center stage. This month-long celebration provides a unique opportunity to connect with an integral part of Arizona's economy. To celebrate, manufacturers across the state open their doors and invite students, educators, and policymakers to explore the world of manufacturing. From the latest industry trends to exciting career prospects, Manufacturing Month promises a wealth of insights and inspiration.


Manufacturing Student Tours


Across the state, manufacturing companies open their doors and invite students to learn about the latest developments and careers in the manufacturing sector. Thank you to the manufacturers who are participating in student tours.




NXP Semiconductors


NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) brings together bright minds to create breakthrough technologies that make the connected world better, safer and more secure. As a world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is pushing boundaries in the automotive, industrial & IoT, mobile, and communication infrastructure markets while delivering solutions that advance a more sustainable future. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has approximately 34,500 team members in more than 30 countries and posted revenue of $13.21 billion in 2022.




W. L. Gore 


W. L. Gore will share who they are and why you would want to work for them. Tour the shop and learn about the equipment and tools a Machinist/Multi Craft/Calibration technician uses everyday. Students will also learn about the W. L. Gore apprenticeship programs. At the Phoenix plant, associates produce many commercialized products that treat complex cardiovascular conditions and minimize complications associated with certain medical procedures. The technical teams work to advance existing products and develop new ones.


Modern Industries


Modern Industries has long been recognized as an industry leader in precision machining, chemical processing, complex assembly, high tolerance inspection, and multifaceted weld including TIG, MIG, orbital, laser and e-beam. Modern Industries serves major Tier 1 companies in the military aerospace, commercial aerospace, and semiconductor sectors. We successfully partner with our customers by leveraging our highly skilled and dedicated workforce to bring value to the relationship while our technologically advanced factories use top tier capital equipment, allowing for continuity of quality and supply.

Latham Industries 


Latham Industries is a women-owned and operated electronics contract manufacturer that provides the highest quality PCB assembly for aerospace, medical, industrial, communications and security businesses. Some of our capabilities include: SMT and Thru-hole assembly, Design & Engineering services, Prototyping, Rework & Repair services, and full Box Build.




Nautilus Systems, Inc. 


Nautilus Systems, Inc. is a world leader in development, manufacturing, service, and support of state‐of‐the‐art automated solutions for adhesive component placement and print‐apply requirements. From its headquarters in Phoenix, the company serves leading companies in the Life Science, Medical Device, Lab Automation, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, and other Industrial markets worldwide.






Air20 are world leaders and pioneers in advanced evaporative cooling and Hybrid Air Conditioning Technologies particularly suited to cooling large scale facilities, data centers and agriculture facilities. Together with our custom build ability Air2O’s disruptive and sustainable technology can deliver up to 70% energy savings against conventional cooling technologies. Validated globally, our solutions increase profitability and contribute towards sustainable goals. Air2O has an extensive global footprint and support capability through the company’s headquarters in Scottsdale, regional offices in Europe and the Middle East, and partners around the world.


Precision Aero


Precision Aero (PA) is an industry leader in the area of multi-axis machining, high-speed milling, and flexible center manufacturing. PA is proud of the fact that the company has a part on almost every airframe in the air. PA is a key supplier for many Tier 1 OEMs, FAA repair stations, as well as rocket and navy manufacturers. In addition to aerospace and defense, PA also supports the oil, gas, semiconductor and electrical power generation industries. The company’s mission is to support the aerospace and defense industry by manufacturing parts that meet the highest level of quality and on time delivery in the industry.





Industrial Tool, Die & Engineering


Specializing in aerospace manufacturing and engineering, Industrial Tool, Die & Engineering utilizes over 100 machines in its 30,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility in Tucson, Arizona, to meet our customers manufacturing needs. With a dedicated and experienced staff, advanced machines, in combination with the highest quality cutting and turning tools, ITDE is capable of manufacturing products from various materials such as steel, aluminum, magnesium, stainless steel, titanium, tungsten and nickel alloys to tolerances to ± .0001 of an inch.



October 10, 2023 | Arizona Manufacturing Council Awards Luncheon


In celebration of Manufacturing Month, the Arizona Manufacturing Council will honor manufacturers from across the state at the 2023 AMC Awards Luncheon. Following a summit discussing issues facing the manufacturing sector, five awards recognizing dynamic leaders from Arizona’s manufacturing community will be given out, covering: Small Manufacturer of the Year, Medium Manufacturer of the Year, Large Manufacturer of the Year, Excellence in Sustainability and Excellence in Innovation. In addition to the awards luncheon, AMC will celebrate manufacturers with the 2023 Made in Arizona Tour.


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October 26, 2023 | Kingman, Arizona


Join us at Airport Industrial Park in Kingman on October 26 where various manufacturing companies will be offering student tours. Each tour will last approximately 30 minutes and cover aspects like company orientation, available positions, entry-level jobs, the supply chain, required skills, and desired employee characteristics. Contact Beth VanHoose at [email protected] or (928) 692-6480 extension 6521 to learn how your company can participate.



October 26-27, 2023 | 2023 Made in Arizona Tour


Register today to join the 2023 Made in Arizona tour, where you will have the opportunity to explore unique manufacturing facilities in Arizona. Attendees will include state legislators, AMC and Chamber members, and community leaders.


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