Wyoming Machine to host open house for National Manufacturing Day

Stacy-based manufacturer Wyoming Machine welcomes the public to an open house Friday, Oct. 5, from 9-11 a.m. The event will include a tour, information on the role manufacturing plays in the economy, the products made and the processes and machinery used.

This precision sheet metal fabricator is owned and operated by sisters Traci and Lori Tapani who have served as co-presidents since 1999.

During the open house employees will manufacture a product from start to finish, beginning with a piece of sheet metal. Progressing from station to station, attendees will witness the equipment and processes used, including laser cutting, CNC punching, press brake forming, welding, machining, quality control and engineering.

At each station, the public may ask questions of the equipment operators and those involved in the process.

“We want to take the mystery out of manufacturing,” said Traci Tapani. “This is the public’s chance to learn what Wyoming Machine and precision metal fabrication are all about, to tour the facility, ask questions and meet us. We also want to demonstrate that manufacturing is a very exciting career for women as well as men.”

Well-known in the industry, the Tapani sisters have been featured in numerous trade and business magazines, the Star Tribune and on CNBC.

RSVPs are requested. If you’re interested in attending, contact Margie Simon, 612-210-1789 or simonspr@aol.com. Wyoming Machine is located at 30680 Forest Blvd., Stacy.

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