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Edge Factor’s “Behind Closed Doors” Film Inspires Students at FABTECH Canada 2016

  Larissa Hofman   |     January 23, 2016 |   2 minute read
Edge Factor's "Behind Closed Doors" Film Inspires Students at FABTECH Canada 2016

Toronto, ON. March 30, 2016 – FABTECH Canada hosts Canada’s largest exclusive Fabricating, Welding, Metal Forming and Finishing Event every two years. This event provides an opportunity to see the latest industry products and developments, find the tools to improve productivity, and discover new solutions to all metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing needs. FABTECH Canada encourages face-to-face engagement with companies, people, technologies, industries and equipment and brings in hundreds of students to introduce them to the world of manufacturing.

“Every time business leaders and companies discuss the latest trends and news in manufacturing, the challenge of workforce development and the need to fill the skills gap inevitably comes up,” said Larissa Hofman, Dir. of Communications at Edge Factor. “The team at FABTECH Canada reached out to us and said they were inviting students to the event and wanted to inspire them to become manufacturers. So right away, the Edge Factor team was excited to get involved and help in any way we could.”

This year FABTECH Canada played the inspirational and cinematic film “Behind Closed Doors” by Edge Factor. This film features real life stories and the incredible career opportunities within the world of manufacturing, as innovative teams of people work together with cutting edge technology to create life changing products. Weaving inspirational stories of game changers, world famous musicians, X Games champions and more, this production highlights the major areas in the manufacturing industry of men and women who are using their expertise to impact the world as they push back the edge of what is possible. This film is now available for free to use at events as part of the turnkey Rock MFG Day Kit resources produced by Edge Factor. CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE.

At FABTECH Canada, students were also introduced to Tyler Migri, a past student from Georgian College who went on to represent Canada as the CNC milling champion at World Skills in Brazil.

“It was gratifying to watch the keen interest of the students who were fully engaged and encouraged to ask questions regarding pursing manufacturing as a career,” said Janine Saperson, FABTECH Canada Event Manager.

The event was a great success and we trust that the inspiration students experienced will lead them to consider careers in manufacturing. For more information on FABTECH Canada, visit

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