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Girls Take Over Tech Event Showcases Live Machining and Tooling Demos

Sandvik Coromant hosted a Girls Take Over Tech event with Alamance Community College to educate young women about exciting career opportunities in manufacturing.

Posted: May 10, 2024

Veronica Messersmith, Sandvik Coromant, president of the Americas, spoke at the event.
Sandvik Coromant recently hosted a workforce development event empowering young women in manufacturing.
Sandvik Coromant, Veronica Messersmith, Angie Long, Ginger Groce, Carrie Makambi, Girls Take Over Tech, manufacturing, women and young girls, Alamance Community College, WISDEM club
Sandvik Coromant recently hosted a workforce development event empowering young women in manufacturing.

Sandvik Coromant, a global leader in cutting tool solutions, recently hosted a Girls Take Over Tech open house to inspire and educate young women and girls about exciting career opportunities in manufacturing.

Held earlier in April at Sandvik Coromant’s Center Mebane tech facility in North Carolina, the event was part of Alamance Community College‘s WISDEM club (Women in Industrial Science, Design, Engineering and Manufacturing). More than 65 students had the opportunity to interact with Sandvik Coromant experts, witness live machining and tooling demonstrations and take an educational tour of the company’s advanced manufacturing facility.

In addition to demonstrations on the shop floor, students heard from several accomplished women within Sandvik Coromant who discussed their insights and experiences. These sessions aimed to inspire and motivate the young women by providing role models and demonstrating the diverse career paths available in the manufacturing sector. Several women from Sandvik Coromant were present at the event to speak with students, including:

  • Veronica Messersmith, Americas President
  • Angie Long, HR Manager
  • Ginger Groce, Production Unit Quality Manager
  • Carrie Makambi, HRBP – Americas

“It was incredibly rewarding to meet with these bright young students and share my passion for manufacturing at this open house event,” said Veronica Messersmith, Sandvik Coromant president for the Americas. “Seeing their enthusiasm and curiosity about careers in our industry filled me with hope for the future. Interacting with these motivated young women and witnessing their engagement with our team and live demonstrations was truly inspiring. Events like these play a vital role in nurturing the next generation of talented professionals who will drive innovation and progress in manufacturing.”

Sandvik Coromant is proud of the positive impact and inspiration the event had on the attendees, showcasing a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion and empowering the next generation of female leaders in the industry.

Students and graduates seeking information about careers at Sandvik can visit

About Sandvik Coromant

Together with our customers and partners, Sandvik Coromant leads the way toward a sustainable future, supplying tooling solutions to the world’s engineering industries. Over eight decades of hands-on experience have given us a wealth of knowledge in metal-cutting and machining. This expertise transforms every challenge into an opportunity for innovation, collaboration and progressive solutions. We aim to create positive change by promoting sustainability, efficiency and growth to shape a future where innovation thrives. Part of global industrial engineering group Sandvik, Sandvik Coromant is shaping the future together.

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