Treasure Coast High students visit local industries for statewide Manufacturing Day

Treasure Coast High School instructor Jack Clark chaperoned 28 students from the school’s Manufacturing/Pre-Engineering program to visit area manufacturing companies in accordance with the state’s Manufacturing Day. The first visit was to PAC Seating Systems in Palm City, where students received a tour from CEO Chuck Tufano. PAC Seating designs and creates state of the art airline seating for corporate and private jets. The visit was a huge eye-opener for students as they were very impressed with the quality working environment at PAC, which reinforced the OSHA safety standards students are learning in the classroom.  Students also visited Phoenix Metal in Ft. Pierce, also in the airline industry, which is well known for the metal stair used to access planes. Owners Bill Wilcox and Brooks Price, longtime supporters of the TCHS manufacturing program, were on hand to provide tours of their facility.  Again, students were amazed at the variety and options available to them upon completion of the high school program. As you travel or see Air Force One, take a close look at the stairs and you will notice the Phoenix logo, as they were created right here in St. Lucie County. Pictured are students at the entrance to Phoenix Metal.