Back during the height of the Space Race in the 1960s, astronaut Gus Grissom one day was touring a factory to watch workers building the very equipment he’d soon be flying. He was asked to say a few words to those working that day, and a few words is what they got. He told them all, simply, “Do good work.”
It was just three words, but those words became a rallying cry of sorts for aerospace manufacturing, right through the moment in July 1969 when the United States won the race by beating the Soviet Union to the moon.
Manufacturing has been the backbone of the American workforce for more than a century now, generations of people who have created, innovated and consistently found bigger and better ways to “do good work.”