In an effort to help educate the community on the importance of manufacturing and help drive change into the overall image and perception of manufacturing DVF partnered with MD MEP, part of the MEP National Network™, to feature DVF and Kevin Koontz as part of Maryland MEP's Faces of Maryland Manufacturing series. (DVF and MD MEP previously worked together on an apprenticeship program that led to Kevin's extremely successful hiring.) Kevin, a self-proclaimed "country boy" who grew up in Hagerstown, knew that he was a better fit for an industrial occupation where he could work with his hands, learn in an engaging and challenging environment and contribute to producing something. Through this Faces of Manufacturing series and video, MD MEP was able to tell this story and reach several thousand viewers including parents, students, educators and potential manufacturing workers. DVF is hopeful that the video and the Faces of Manufacturing will help position their organization to attract new and talented workers into careers in manufacturing and open the door of opportunity for workers into the future.