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Cardinal Manufacturing

"Filling the Skills Gap  
  One Student at a Time"

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Cardinal Mfg Open House 2014

November 19, 2014, Cardinal Mfg hosted an open house featuring Tom Wopat of "Dukes of Hazzard" fame. Tom met fans of all ages, autographed memorabilia, and donated half of his own proceeds to the Cardinal Manufacturing fundraising efforts. Additional raffles for numerous prizes helped raise money for tooling and equipment. Over 1,000 reportedly attended to support this tremendous project that prepares metalworking students for great careers in manufacturing.

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Thank you

Thank you to all who our sponsors, attendees, and volunteers. Your contributions help us build a better program for the benefit of young lives and industry in Eleva-Strum and around the USA. Together we can help improve the future of education and American Manufacturing.


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Photos of the 2014 Open House and Tom Wopat concert were shot by Jenn Peterson, Jamie Nichols, and Tamara Betts. All photos are copyrighted. For hi-res files of any photos and permission to use, please contact instructor Craig Cegielski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or this site's webhost at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Teacher Workshops

Many teachers and administrators contact Cardinal Manufacturing each year to learn how to create a program like it in their districts.  We will be holding a workshop on Thursday, October 11, 2018 to show you how we started and how we do things today.

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