Manufacturing week kicked off with a visit to Jain Irrigation. Rangel Melendez, Director of Quality and Safety, hosted us. Students toured the factory floor and learned about this international company. Jain’s unique company mission (“Leave this world better than you found it,”) was the centerpiece of the operation. Managers from around the company shared their career paths. They ranged from a math major and an English major to a temp worker and a shipbuilder. All have found ways to use their skills to create value in the irrigation manufacturing space. Students were able to observe both continuous flow manufacturing and small batch manufacturing at work. Thanks, Jain team, for a great visit!