A Local Company Featured in 2019 State High School Manufacturing Video Contest


A Local Company Featured in 2019 State High School Manufacturing Video Contest
By Chris Lash

The 2019 What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? contest for Northwest PA is produced by the Northwestern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center in Erie, PA, and features schools from Erie and Crawford counties. With what they call the viewers choice voting already ending, a local video of a Union City company, All-American Hose Company, is in the running to win. The video was produced by students at Union City High School.

The annual What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? video contests excite students to explore cool manufacturing careers and produce profiles of companies throughout Pennsylvania. Judges in each regional contest bestow a variety of awards, and each contest features an online vote at WhatsSoCool.org for its Viewers Choice Award.

The All-American Hose Company, formerly Snap Tite in Union City, started in 1969, and to this day is one of the largest fire hose manufacturers in the world. Today, All-American Hose remains true to their commitment to engineer and manufacture the industry’s best firehose. Every day their team, 150-strong, works at the Company’s two facilities in Pennsylvania to deliver on that quality promise.

Dream It. Do It. PA is an effort by the Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) in Allentown, PA, to promote awareness of advanced manufacturing careers for students, adult family members, and educators. It provides career resources and serves as a companion to the What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? student video contest created by the MRC. Dream It. Do It. PA also manages and selects a PA Dream Team of dynamic manufacturing professionals who make presentations to students at schools and community locations.

Initial funds for Dream It. Do It. PA were provided by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development’s “Discovered in PA, Developed in PA” program. The Dream It. Do It. brand was created by The Manufacturing Institute in Washington, D.C., and the MRC owns exclusive rights for its use in Pennsylvania.

There are 16 regional contests scheduled in Pennsylvania for the 2018-2019 school year.