Saturday, March 30, 2013

Second Annual Manufacturing Day Set for October 4th 2013

Manufacturing Day 2013
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Building on the success of last year’s event , the second annual Manufacturing Day will be held on October 4th of this year.  For those of you unfamiliar with this newly established nationwide event, the program’s organizers state that its purpose is to “expand knowledge about and improve general public perception of manufacturing careers and manufacturing’s value to the U.S. economy.”
Last October more than 200 companies participated in the inaugural Manufacturing Day.  This year, the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International (FMA), along with the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) hope to continue to build on the success of the program by launching a marketing campaign to raise awareness for the event.  As part of this initiative, event organizers recently launched a Facebook Page to help spread the word through social sharing.  The Manufacturing Day Facebook Page also includes a number of user-submitted photos and other content depicting the success of Manufacturing Day 2012.
Already, participation levels for Manufacturing Day 2013 are expected to more than double the number of manufacturing facilities involved last year.  The official Manufacturing Day website provides countless resources for those facilities interested in participating in the event, including step-by-step guides for planning and executing a successful manufacturing open house, tips for creating your company’s story and telling it to non-manufacturers, as well as a plant tour guide to help you prepare to showcase your manufacturing plant operations.
If you are interested in participating in Manufacturing Day on October 4th, 2013, please visit the Manufacturing Day website where you can register your company’s event, or search for a locally participating event to attend.  The website also allows you to view a list of last year’s events to help give you an idea of which manufacturers have participated in the past.
As a strong supporter of domestic manufacturing, we at F & F Industrial are excited to watch the popularity of Manufacturing Day grow and we’re committed to help spread the word about this important program.

1 comment:

  1. More manufacturing companies have to participate in Manufacturing Day. It's an excellent way to promote the relevance of manufacturing in our country and encourage people to pursue manufacturing careers - there are still plenty of opportunities left.