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Thank you to everyone who helped make Manufacturing Day a success. There were 832 Manufacturing Day events that spanned 48 states and Puerto Rico in which tens of thousands of people participated. Thank you for spreading the word about why this day was important and please Save the Date for next year's Manufacturing Day scheduled October 3, 2014.

Manufacturing Day Highlights

Below are some great stories that happened on Manufacturing Day.

Building a Country that Builds Things (US News) Americans want a country that builds things. Indeed, the manufacturing industry has been touted by President Obama, Republicans and Democrats in Congress, state and local leaders – actually, just about everyone agrees that a strong manufacturing base is key to our nation's future success. Today – the second-annual Manufacturing Day – manufacturers across the country are opening their facilities to their communities. High school and college students are getting a glimpse of modern manufacturing. And, perhaps for the first time, they will get to experience our high-tech and dynamic sector up close. This is just the first step.


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Connecting the Youth With the Next Generation of Manufacturing (Huffington Post) What if you told your kids there was a place where they could hold ideas in the palms of their hands? A place where shiny materials delivered by trucks, rails, planes, and boats from around the globe are transformed into fun and exciting toys. Where humans and machines are on the same team and teach one another new things every day. They might not believe it when you tell them that place is a manufacturing facility, but National Manufacturing Day, last Friday, Oct. 4, aimed to help change that.

It's MFG Day: A Celebration of Manufacturing (Huffington Post) Last October, a group of manufacturing organizations and related government organizations teamed up to launch Manufacturing Day. Known as #mfgday online, the event was a simple but novel concept: Expose as many people as possible to the real world of manufacturing through open houses, public tours, career workshops and other events. Essentially: Blow the doors off the factory and let people see inside.

NYC Manufacturers Celebrate Manufacturing Day (Industry Week) The Industrial Technology Assistance Corporation (ITAC) is the NYC Center for the National Institute of Standards (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), a federal program dedicated to reinvigorating U.S. manufacturing will join NYC manufacturers in celebration of National Manufacturing Day today.

Videos

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Secretary Pritzker Speaks About MFG DAY

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Manufacturing Day 2013: Studio Fathom

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ThomasNet Interviews Festo Corporation Success Story

For an entire playlist of Manufacturing Day Videos, please click here.

What is Manufacturing Day?

Manufacturing Day addresses common misperceptions 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.

Supported by a group of industry sponsors and co-producers, MFG DAY is designed to amplify the voice of individual manufacturers and coordinate a collective chorus of manufacturers with common concerns and challenges. The rallying point for a growing mass movement, MFG DAY empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.

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