Third annual Manufacturing Day set for Oct. 3

August 11, 2014

An estimated 1,500 manufacturing events across the country will mark the third annual Manufacturing Day, taking place Friday, Oct. 3. Manufacturing Day is designed to introduce as many people as possible to the important role manufacturing plays both in local communities and in the nation. The 2013 celebration included 831 official events.

Manufacturing Day supports hundreds of manufacturers across North America as they host students, teachers, parents, and job seekers at open houses designed to showcase modern manufacturing technology and careers.

A variety of activities will be held across the country, from open house tours of manufacturing plants and educational programs at community and technical colleges to professional conferences and job fairs. Many municipalities are planning events across an entire week, and numerous states have declared October as Manufacturing Month.

A panel of co-producers comprising the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA), the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the Manufacturing Institute (MI), the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), and guest producer Industrial Strength Marketing (ISM) provide the centralized support necessary to coordinate this nationwide array of simultaneous events.

Manufacturing Day media partner, Science Channel, will celebrate with a 24-hour marathon of its "How It’s Made" program Oct. 2-3, preceded by an advertising campaign that encourages viewers to go out and see how it’s made in their own communities.

Movie partner, "American Made Movie,"is working with event hosts to secure public showings of this full-length feature documentary as part of the celebration.

The sponsors invite additional manufacturers and organizations supporting the manufacturing industry to join the program.

To learn more about Manufacturing Day, visit View a continually updated schedule of events at Organizations that want to become involved as official sponsors should call 888-394-4362 or e-mail