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Starrett to hold ‘Manufacturing Day’ Oct. 4 

  • 230P Outside Micromete Gary Gamache—Submitted photo

  • On Friday, Oct. 4, visitors during manufacturing Day at the L.S. Starrett Co. in Athol will learn how a Starrett micrometer is manufactured. Submitted photo

Published: 9/20/2019 9:40:23 PM
Modified: 9/22/2019 11:19:08 AM

ATHOL — The L.S. Starrett Co. has announced that it will open its doors again this year to welcome students / schools, state representatives and the community to participate in its third annual Manufacturing Day on Friday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Starrett Corporate Headquarters, located at 121 Crescent St.

October is recognized as Manufacturing Month, when thousands of manufacturers across North America participate in Manufacturing Day to educate millions about modern manufacturing, and generate interest in the manufacturing trades to build a stronger, skilled workforce.

This year Starrett will be giving guided tours at its headquarters facility in Athol. Attendees will learn how a Starrett micrometer is manufactured. Visitors will be welcomed with a general introduction, including a visit to the new Starrett Manufacturing Training Center where an overview of making a Starrett No. 230 Outside Micrometer will be given, followed by visits to the various departments where the micrometer is made. Popcorn will be served at the end of the tour.

In addition to seeing the full micrometer manufacturing process, other in-depth tours can be scheduled by request and the Starrett history museum will also be open for viewing.

Registration for Starrett Manufacturing Day in Athol is preferred by Monday, Sept. 23. Contact Starrett Human Resources by phone at (978) 249-3551, by email:, or click on the Manufacturing Day banner on the homepage at or visit for registration and also to monitor for new updates.

Founded in 1880 and headquartered in Athol, MA, U.S.A., The L.S. Starrett Co. is a leading global manufacturer of precision measuring tools and gages, optical comparators and vision systems and force and hardness testing solutions. Starrett also manufactures laser measurement systems, custom engineered granite solutions, custom gaging, band saw blades, power tool accessory saw blades, workshop tools and jobsite tools. The Starrett brand is recognized throughout the world for exceptional quality and precision. Skilled personnel, superior products, manufacturing expertise, innovation and excellent service and support have earned Starrett its reputation as the “World’s Greatest Toolmakers.” Starrett has over 1,600 employees worldwide and annual sales exceeding $200 million. The company has six manufacturing locations in the U.S.A., including facilities in Massachusetts, North Carolina, Georgia, Ohio, Minnesota and California. Starrett also has three international manufacturing facilities, in addition to distribution centers and offices located worldwide. The L.S. Starrett Co. is publicly traded on the NYSE, symbol SCX.

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