May 6, 2014
Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill., has announced that the feature documentary film "American Made Movie," which focuses on small to large companies that have had success with products made in the U.S. despite foreign competition, will serve as the official movie for Manufacturing Day 2014. The documentary’s producer, Life is My Movie Entertainment, will join the effort to encourage manufacturing facilities to host public tours on Oct. 3, 2014, and allow them to show the film.
“Our goal with 'American Made Movie' was to show the public that businesses across our nation were supporting not only their local communities, but our country’s economy with items made here in the U.S.A.,” said Vincent Vittorio, co-director of the film. “Manufacturing Day is only furthering this mission by educating people coast to coast on what businesses in their own backyards are doing to grow America’s global competitiveness. Our hope is that through the documentary and Manufacturing Day, people will recognize that they have the power to transform America's future and be a part of the solution by understanding the relationship between what is made and what you buy every day.”
Manufacturing Day brings together hundreds of manufacturers across North America to host students, educators, parents, job seekers, and other local community members at open houses and other public events designed to showcase manufacturing technology and careers. FMA, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), The Manufacturing Institute (MI), the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP), and Industrial Strength Marketing (ISM) serve as a panel of co-producers to provide centralized support and coordination for a broad array of simultaneous events.
The Manufacturing Day program also is supported and promoted by its official media partner, the Science Channel, and its manufacturing-focused series, "How It's Made."
To learn more about Manufacturing Day, visit www.mfgday.com. Organizations that wish to become involved as official sponsors or endorsers should call 888-394-4362 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for more information on "American Made Movie."