School Districts 47 and 155 recently partnered up with the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce event this year called “Made in Your Own Backyard.” This open house event is a national day of recognition to inspire a future generation of manufacturers. The event was held on October 4, 2018. Heartland was one of the companies involved in this great event! The purpose of this was to increase awareness of the unique products manufactured locally and educate parents, middle and high school students about the diverse manufacturing field and career opportunities in Crystal Lake and McHenry County. Parents and students learned about the relevant coursework offered by our high schools and gained information about the career paths and tracks involved. Over 50 students attended.