Second annual Manufacturing Day slated for Oct. 4, 2013

February 18, 2013

After a successful inaugural celebration last year, the next Manufacturing Day has been scheduled for Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Manufacturers and educational institutions are encouraged to host events that will highlight the importance of manufacturing to the nation's economy and draw attention to the many rewarding, high-skill jobs in manufacturing fields.

The effort is co-produced by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), Rockford, Ill.; the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM); The Manufacturing Institute; and the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). Industrial Strength Marketing, a Nashville-area marketing agency specializing in marketing services for the manufacturing sector, has joined the effort as a guest producer for the 2013 event.

On the first Manufacturing Day in 2012, more than 240 events were held in manufacturing facilities in 37 states, and more than 7,000 people participated. This year's celebration will feature open houses, public tours, career workshops, and other activities to increase public awareness of modern manufacturing. Events also will introduce manufacturers to business improvement resources and services delivered through the MEP’s network of hundreds of affiliated centers across the country.

For more information, visit To join the program as a sponsor or endorser, call 888-394-4362 or e-mail