San Leandro Partners With The Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative for Manufacturing Day
The City of San Leandro and the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce are delighted to participate in the launch of a multi-city promotional campaign as part of the Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative (BAUM). Alongside over two dozen other cities, San Leandro is highlighting stories of people who work in manufacturing, the companies where they work, and how they have thrived in our region.
You are invited to learn how Louis Rigaud of Halus Power Systems is Manufacturing the Dream, recycling and re-manufacturing wind turbines at his location in San Leandro. Please join us in celebrating Louis and companies such as Halus Power Systems for the great products they are making every day in the Bay Area! Learn more by clicking HERE.
Residents and Businesses are also invited to participate in several events to celebrate Manufacturing Day and learn more about San Leandro’s manufacturing ecosystem:
- Manufacturing Day – October 5, 2018 – Manufacturers across North America are encouraged to participate by opening their doors to show the public what modern manufacturing looks like and inspire the next generation of skilled workers. San Leandro businesses can participate by hosting open houses, tours, presentations or other events. Businesses can learn more by visiting www.mfgday.com or contacting City staff at email@example.com or 510-577-3311.
- San Leandro Manufacturers’ Appreciation Event – October 5, 2018 from 4PM until 7PM – The San Leandro Chamber of Commerce is hosting an event to celebrate all local manufacturers at Drake’s Brewing Company at 1933 Davis Street, more info to come.
- East Bay Manufacturing Day – October 25, 2018 – Students from the San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Hayward and Castro Valley school districts tour over a dozen local manufacturing companies to learn more about the diverse makers climate in the East Bay. The day concludes at Chabot College, where students are introduced to the educational courses available in their areas of interest. Organized by a consortium of cities, school districts, community colleges, workforce developers, private employers, and chambers of commerce (including San Leandro’s), this event seeks to inspire the next generation of workers by giving students a glimpse at modern manufacturing operations and potential career options. To see a video from this event in 2016, click HERE.
More about the Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative (BAUM)
San Leandro is pleased to be one of the 26 partner cities of BAUM, a project to facilitate the creation of a well-defined and interconnected regional manufacturing ecosystem. With our position at the epicenter of technology, design, and innovation, the Bay Area has the potential to shape the future of manufacturing. San Leandro is committed to working with its neighboring cities to ensure that the region seizes this opportunity to retain and create middle-class jobs for a more equitable Bay Area.
San Leandro has a long industrial history, first in making plows and Caterpillar tractors, then in canning, and then in Chrysler vehicles. This has created a legacy of skills in metals and machining, food processing and distribution, and instruments and process controls. This is precisely why San Leandro continues to preserve 25% of its land for industrial use, as the industrial/manufacturing sector continues to contribute significantly to San Leandro’s economy ($52 million 2014-2017).
On November 9, 2017, San Leandro participated in the 2017 Bay Area Manufacturing Summit to celebrate manufacturing in the Bay Area and the regional partnership that cities have prioritized to help manufacturing grow regionally. To see a video of the 2017 Bay Area Manufacturing Summit, including a note from former Chief Innovation Officer, Deborah Acosta, click here.