October 3 is Manufacturing Day!
“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.”
There are more than 1,500 events today across the country. Here are a few examples:
- Princeton, Indiana, Millennium Steel Service, “President Obama and Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will visit Millennium Steel Service in Princeton, Ind., to celebrate Manufacturing Day. Millennium supplies automotive grade steel sheet to Toyota and related parts makers.”
- In Deming, New Mexico, “Border Foods will guide visitors through their facility.”
- In Miamitown, Ohio, at A-G Tool & Die Company, “Visiting our event will enlighten students and educators on how precision machining and the skilled trade of tool & die making is an important part of today’s manufacturing sector in the United States.”
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From the MFG DAY website:
MANUFACTURING IN AMERICA: PERCEPTION VS. REALITY
Did you know?
- The annual average salary of manufacturing workers is more than $77,000.
- Manufacturers have the highest job tenure in the private sector.
- 90% of manufacturing workers have medical benefits.
Check out the “Manufacturing in America” infographic below to learn more about the facts of manufacturing.