Today is MFG Day!
From the website:
MFG DAY addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. By working together during and after MFG DAY, manufacturers will begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing, and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry.
In honor of MFG Day the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) has been presenting A month of American manufacturing facts.
Also, in honor of the government shutdown AAM is filling in for the Labor Department — which won’t be releasing monthly employment data today because it isn’t there — by compiling its own jobs report.