Sonny’s has announced that it will host 25 students from Dillard High School’s rigorous engineering magnet program for a tour of SONNY’S The CarWash Factory on Wednesday, December 2 at 9:00 a.m.

The goal is to spend some time with these students while on a behind-the-scenes manufacturing tour of the Sonny’s factory and have the students interact with factory employees who will explain what the company does — the intricate, daily manufacturing processes, educational requirements for each position, and specific skill requirements that students in these programs will need to master to be successful in the real world. Sonny’s will give the students an overview of all of the technical disciplines associated with the manufacturing side of the company, as well as a glimpse of the front-office departments’ functions.

“By investing in the latest technology, Sonny’s is able to avoid outsourcing and keep manufacturing here in this 135,000-square-foot facility. We take pride in being a true end-to-end manufacturer of our own equipment. We want to show these students that manufacturing isn’t just some dark and dingy plant, and that there are careers in a number of areas that are required to keep the machines running. From programming our machines, to manufacturing the parts and equipment, developing new products, and all of our supply-chain functions needed to get the required materials in and our parts shipped out — Sonny’s has a huge team that makes this all possible,” said Sonny’s operations manager Dan Kaiserian.

Earlier this year, the South Florida Manufacturers Association selected Sonny’s as a finalist among only 20 other companies for Manufacturer of the Year in South Florida.