Not participating in Manufacturing Day? Check out others who are

If your company is not participating in Manufacturing Day this year, you may want to check out other companies that are opening their doors for the October 4 nationwide event.

Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what modern manufacturing is, and what it isn’t.

MFG Day empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges and help their communities and future generations thrive.

Occurring annually on the first Friday in October, nearly 300,000 students attend MFG Day events each year. Exit polling administered by Deloitte indicates that both student and educator event attendees developed more positive opinions of manufacturing and felt more inclined to investigate careers in manufacturing following their MFG Day experiences.

With an additional 5,000 news stories covering MFG Day and numerous endorsements, proclamations and participation by federal, state, and local officials, MFG Day Hosts and Sponsors are inspiring the next generation of manufacturers. Additionally, there were 147 MFG Day-related proclamations made by federal, local and state government officials, and 5,519 news stories have contributed to the growing excitement about manufacturing opportunities.

Even if your company is not opening its doors, you can see other companies in your area that are taking part, and this may encourage your company to participate next year.


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Karl Forth

Karl D. Forth is online editor for CCI Media. He also writes news and feature stories in FDMC Magazine, in addition to newsletters and custom publishing projects. He is also involved in event organization, and compiles the annual FDM 300 list of industry leaders. He can be reached at [email protected].