EAST LANSING, Mich.—Focus on Ferris, the annual event sponsored by the Michigan Rubber Group, has been canceled this year.
According to event organizers, sign-ups were significantly lagging compared to previous years. The event, which had been scheduled for March 25, was to feature a rubber course, “Introduction to Compounding and Testing of Elastomers,” and an open house at the National Elastomer Center. The Michigan Rubber Group has held some kind of educational event at Ferris State University for a couple of decades.
The Michigan Rubber Group said it has begun planning the event for 2016, and is considering more educational opportunities in the future for students to encourage them to consider careers in the rubber industry.