Starrett to host Manufacturing Day on Friday

  • L.S. Starrett will participate in Manufacturing Day next Friday, Oct. 12. Submitted photo

Published: 10/11/2018 12:01:57 AM

ATHOL —  The L.S. Starrett Company has announced it will open its doors again this year to welcome students, state representatives and the community to participate in Manufacturing Day on Friday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon at Starrett Corporate headquarters located at 121 Crescent St.

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

Starrett will give guided tours at its facility in Athol. Attendees will learn how a Starrett punch is manufactured from start to finish, and contests will be held during each tour. Tours will begin with showing a “How It’s Made” video. There will also be several precision measurement demonstrations and manufacturing technology discussions designed to educate and inspire. Popcorn will be served at the end of each tour.

Registration is requested by Wednesday, Oct. 10. Contact Starrett by phone at 978-249-3551 or by email: or click on the MFGday banner on the homepage at or go to

About L.S. Starrett

Founded in 1880, the L.S. Starrett Company makes 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 exceptionalquality 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 more than 1,600 employees worldwide and annual sales exceeding $200 million. The company has six manufacturing locations in the United States, including facilities in Massachusetts, North Carolina, Georgia, Ohio, Minnesota and California. Starrett also has three international manufacturing facilities. Plants are located in Brazil, Scotland and China, in addition to distribution centers and offices located worldwide. The L.S. Starrett Company is publicly traded on the NYSE, symbol SCX.

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