Get Involved in the 2016 Manufacturing Day Celebration

Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Although Manufacturing Day officially occurs on the first Friday in October—this year is Oct 7, 2016—any day can be a Manufacturing Day.

If the official date is inconvenient, companies and community organizations should plan their events on the date that works best for them and their community—whatever day of the year it may be. All events should be registered on the MFG DAY site, no matter when they happen. Only registered event hosts have access to all of the free event planning and execution resources created by the national co-producers.

MFG DAY addresses common misconceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. By working together during and after MFG DAY, manufacturers will begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing, and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry.

A panel of co-producers comprised of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), The Manufacturing Institute (MI), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) provide the centralized support necessary to coordinate this nationwide array of simultaneous events.

Visit the MFG DAY resources page to see how easy it is to get started. Contact me with any questions or to let me know how it went. I would love to hear about it! Email lbeyer@nfpa.com or call 414-778-3364.

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