Lonza, Olin and Wacker welcome Walker Valley students

photo Lawrence Armstrong, a lead operator at the packaging and shipping facility of Lonza's Charleston, Tenn., plant, talks to Walker Valley High School students about the use of robotics and other technology in modern manufacturing. The students toured the site on Friday in conjunction with Cleveland Associated Industries' participation in National Manufacturing Day.

CHARLESTON, Tenn. - About 100 Walker Valley High School sophomores got a taste of the modern industrial workplace when they visited chemical plants near Charleston, Tenn., on Friday as part of Cleveland Associated Industries' observation of National Manufacturing Day.

Two busloads of students took guided tours of facilities operated by Olin and Lonza and also spoke with Wacker Chemie representatives.

"Olin, Lonza and Wacker are excited to introduce the world of manufacturing to Walker Valley sophomores," said Lisa Pickel, executive director of CAI.