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Varex Imaging to Host Manufacturing Day Event for Local College and University Students(October 18, 2017)
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Oct. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In celebration of Manufacturing DaySM 2017, Varex Imaging Corporation (Nasdaq:VREX) will open its doors on October 20th to more than 40 students from various colleges and universities in the Salt Lake Valley. This event is being held as part of a larger effort to change people’s perceptions about today’s manufacturing environment and draw attention to the outstanding opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide. Planned activities include a Q&A sessions with engineers and manufacturers from Varex, a tour of Varex’s facility and a robotics demonstration from Universal Robots.
Varex is partnering with the University of Utah Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center for this Manufacturing Day event. Manufacturing Day is a national event celebrated annually during October that is executed at the local level and supported by thousands of manufacturers as they host students, teachers, parents, job seekers and other local community members at open houses, plant tours and presentations designed to showcase modern manufacturing technology careers.
“We are extremely pleased to host an event like this. As a major manufacturer of X-ray components this will allow students to learn more about our med-tech manufacturing and tour our facility to get a first-hand experience of the many processes that go into producing finished products. We are optimistic this will help students gain a better sense of the numerous career opportunities in manufacturing,” said David Frick, Vice President of Manufacturing for Varex Imaging Corporation.
“The University of Utah Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center is excited to partner with Varex Imaging for their Manufacturing Day event. Utah’s growing economy requires more skilled manufacturing workers. We hope that by highlighting manufacturing and engineering careers at this event, the next generation of our workforce will see the many opportunities in these careers,” said Theresa Drulard, Center Director of the University of Utah Manufacturing Extension Partnership
More information on Manufacturing Day is available at www.mfgday.com.
About Varex Imaging
Varex Imaging Corporation is a leading innovator, designer and manufacturer of X-ray imaging components, which include tubes, digital flat panel detectors and other image processing solutions, which are key components of X-ray imaging systems. With a 65+ year history of successful innovation, Varex’s components are used in medical imaging as well as in industrial and security imaging applications. Global OEM manufacturers of X-ray imaging systems use the company’s X-ray sources, digital detectors, connecting devices and imaging software as components in their systems to detect, diagnose and protect. Varex employs approximately 1,900 people located at manufacturing and service center sites in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information about Varex, visit vareximaging.com.
For Information Contact:
Maureen BrakkeMEP Center
Director of Investor & Public Relations
Varex Imaging Corporation
801.978.5274 | [email protected]