Stevens Point, Wisconsin – Worzalla, an employee-owned printing company specializing
in high-quality custom products including children’s books and coffee table books, recently hosted a
group of local middle and high school students at its book manufacturing facility to show them how a
book is made and discuss modern manufacturing career opportunities. Organized by Mid-State
Technical College, the Summer Manufacturing Camp event aims to introduce middle and high school
students to career choices in today’s manufacturing industry, as well as the basic STEM concepts and
“We are always happy to have students visit Worzalla and learn about the exciting career opportunities
available at our local book manufacturing facility,” said Brianne Petruzalek, Director of Human
Resources at Worzalla. “At Worzalla, there are many different opportunities requiring a diverse range of
skill sets including production of products but also managing people and building teams, identifying
technology solutions, creative services and graphic arts, client services, and much more.”
Participating students of Summer Manufacturing Camp had the opportunity to explore hands-on skills
common to several manufacturing trades and processes through state-of-the-art facilities; use
computer-aided design (CAD) and 3D printing software to design a product; interact with team
members, local manufacturing business leaders, and entrepreneurs to increase their understanding of
the modern manufacturing environment; and participate in tours of regional manufacturing facilities.
While visiting Worzalla, students received a tour of the book manufacturing facility, were introduced to
several longtime Worzalla employees, and had an opportunity to see the different steps, processes, and
people involved in the craft of creating a book. Additionally, on the first day of camp, Worzalla’s
Finishing Manager, Jamie Kemnitz, attended lunch with the students at Mid-State’s Stevens Point
Campus to provide them an introduction to Worzalla and the exciting world of print.
An eighth grader named Brayden from D. C. Everest Middle School in Weston, Wisconsin, said that his
favorite part about the tour was seeing how the printers worked at Worzalla. He was surprised at how
they worked, after having previously thought that “it would be like a regular printer.”
In addition to Worzalla, students also visited Gamber Johnson, Worth Company, Steel King, and West
Bancroft Customs. Summer Manufacturing Camp is a Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT) event. NBT is
the charitable foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International® (FMA).
For more information on open career opportunities at Worzalla, visit worzalla.com.
Worzalla is an employee-owned printing company headquartered in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Founded
in 1892, Worzalla has over 125 years of experience in creating high quality custom products for their
customers. Worzalla specializes in the production of cookbooks, children’s and lifestyle books, and is
dedicated to exceeding expectations for quality, service and delivery. From small to large publishers,
Worzalla is the printer the industry turns to for manufacturing high profile projects and award-winning
books. With numerous industry awards for safety and workplace culture, Worzalla is consistently ranked
one of the top places to work in central Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.worzalla.com.