On October 5, 2012, the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, the Manufacturing Institute, the National Association of Manufacturers, and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership sponsored the celebration of the first national Manufacturing Day. The goal of Manufacturing Day was to expose parents, teachers, guidance counselors, and the general public to opportunities and realities of today's manufacturing industry.
Over 200 manufacturers from across the country opened their doors as part of Manufacturing Day, offering plant tours and engaging their community. And, in an effort to keep momentum going from Manufacturing Day, the Institute created the Manufacturer's Pledge. Please visit that section of the website for more information.
Below are activities that some of the Institute partners undertook around Manufacturing Day.
Connecticut Hosts Manufacturing Mania
Connecticut Dream It. Do It. ran with the idea of Manufacturing Day and, with a proclamation from Governor Dan Malloy, made October "Manufacturing Month". Part of Manufacturing Month's activities included Manufacturing Mania, an all day festival that will feature many of Connecticut's manufacturers. Students and families are welcome to come and explored opportunities in STEM education and Manufacturing.
Ohio Launches Manufacturing Month Around MFG Day 2012
Ohio declared October Manufacturing Month and set up fantastic events during that time. Multiple open houses and plant tours occurred and the month closed the Xtreme Bots Competition in Dayton.
McGregor Metalworking Expands MFG Day Festivities to 2nd Day
McGregor Metalworking welcomed close to 1,500 students from all over the state of Ohio to tour their facilities on October 4th and 5th. Originally, just scheduled for Manufacturing Day, McGregor extended tours to the 4th as well due to the popularity surrounding the event.