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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Second Annual Manufacturing Day Announced

MFG Day 2013Building on the success of Manufacturing Day 2012, organizers have announced the second annual Manufacturing Day for Oct. 4, 2013.

Last year, the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International (FMA), the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the Manufacturing Institute, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) sponsored Manufacturing Day 2012, a nationwide outreach program to inform students, veterans, and job seekers about career opportunities in manufacturing. Industry facilities and organizations across the country opened their doors for open house events and educational sessions. IMT Machining Journal was on the scene, visiting New York-area manufacturing facilities and talking to shop workers.

Later in October, Manufacturing Day 2013 will build on last year’s successful event. Industrial Strength Marketing of Nashville, Tenn., has joined the organizers as a guest producer to try to improve upon the 240 events and 7,000 participants across 37 states last year.

“Manufacturing Day is a great opportunity to shift Americans’ perception that it is not our grandfather’s manufacturing anymore and to showcase the tremendous career opportunities manufacturing has to offer,” NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons said in a statement. “This day is an engaging way to attract young people and get them excited about pursuing a career in a technology-driven, innovative environment that will also provide a good-paying job. We encourage all manufacturers and manufacturing associations to get involved and share what we already know — manufacturing makes us strong.”

For more information about how you can participate in Manufacturing Day 2013 as a host or a guest, visit the website.

–Brian Lane

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