May 1, 2013
Science Channel, Silver Spring, Md., has been named the official media sponsor for the second annual Manufacturing Day, a broad-based grassroots effort created to drive public awareness of the U.S. manufacturing industry and manufacturing careers. The network's "How It's Made" manufacturing series was named official program partner for the event, which takes place Oct. 4, 2013.
Manufacturing Day 2013 will feature several hundred manufacturers, educational institutions, and other partners offering open houses, public tours, career workshops, and other activities to share the technology, ingenuity, and innovation exemplified by U.S. manufacturing. The event is co-produced by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), The Manufacturing Institute, the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), and Industrial Strength Marketing (ISM).
"With Science Channel's help we hope to build on the success of last year’s event, which featured more than 240 events in manufacturing facilities in 37 states with more than 7,000 people participating," said Ed Youdell, president and CEO of FMA. "Manufacturing Day will continue to inform and inspire new audiences with a look behind the scenes at American manufacturing."
"'How It’s Made' has been one of our most popular franchises for years, exposing huge audiences to the art and genius of manufacturing — and on October 4, viewers will have the chance to experience 'How It's Made' 'live' in their own backyards," said Debbie Adler Myers, general manager and executive vice president of Science Channel. "As the official media partner for Manufacturing Day, we’ll eagerly spread the word about this fantastic event in the hopes of inspiring some individuals to consider careers in the industry."