Made in Marion

What is Made in Marion?

We are a group of dedicated Marion manufacturers, educators, community businesses and community members who are committed to ensuring student and community members understand the value of lifelong career opportunities available in our area.

Our Purpose

  • Showcase local manufacturing, logistics, utility, healthcare, financial and social services and safety operations
  • Provide local workforce insight to Marion’s future workforce, educators, career techs, and community partners
  • Exhibit past, present and future opportunities through exciting interactive exhibits, products produced, and services provided

Target Audience

  • Marion’s future workforce: Schools, educators and career techs
  • Marion community: To gain a better understanding of lifelong employment opportunities available in Marion
  • Marion employers: To build on knowledge of what opportunities exist in Marion for possible future collaborations
  • Marion community partners: Economic Development, Marion Area Chamber of Commerce, OhioMeansJobs, MarionMade!, Marion City and County Schools and many more

“This event serves as a catalyst for educating and building our workforce in advanced manufacturing, design, engineering, and the skilled trades, all vital to Marion’s and Ohio’s economic future.”

– Marion County Commissioners

The Expo was created as a way for Marion manufacturers and supporting logistics and utility companies to share what is made in Marion Ohio and the impact Marion Ohio makes on the world. 2019, the inaugural year 19 companies and 5 community partners hosted approximately 1,300 Marion County 7th and 9th grade students during the event. Lt. Governor Jon Husted kicked off the event with a key note address.

2020 was challenging, however, the Expo was able to continue as an online activity for schools through company videos.

The 2021 Expo saw 13 companies and 4 community partners hosting approximately 1,000 Marion County 7th and 9th grade students. Lt. Governor Jon Husted once again attended the event.

This event is held every year in October, which has been designated as Manufacturing Month nationwide.

2023 this event was changed to Careers Made in Marion, added Healthcare, Banking, Safety, Social Services and utilities and invited 12 grade students from the Marion City/County Schools.

Approximately 500 students visited with 29 area employers to learn about lifelong career opportunities available to them in the Marion area.

Made in Marion Expo Invites Students and Lt. Governor Jon Husted to Explore Manufacturing

Our 2021 Expo invited students and Lt. Governor Jon Husted to explore manufacturing opportunities in Marion County.

Marion Tech Downtown, 107 N. Main St, Suite 200 (upstairs), Marion, OH 43302

Mike Augenstein | Office: 740.386.4138 | Cell: 740.360.3698 |