Manufacturing Day is a Celebration of Modern ManufacturingOct 07 2016, by Transmet Blog in
Manufacturing Day officially occurs on the first Friday in October.
Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers (@MfgDay). At events around the country, fellow manufacturers open doors and engage the community to share about the rewarding careers that manufacturing offers.
5 Reasons Manufacturing Makes America Strong
- Manufacturing supports 17.6 million jobs in the United States
- Manufacturers contributed $2.09 trillion to the U.S. economy last year
- For every $1.00 spent in manufacturing, another $1.37 is added to the economy
- Manufacturers in the United States are the most productive in the world
- Taken alone, manufacturing in the United States would be the ninth-largest economy in the world
The goal is to have Manufacturing Day become a recognized American holiday, because this industry sector contributes so much to the well-being of the U.S. economy.
More than 25 different trade schools, universities, and technical and community colleges are offering scholarship opportunities to high school and post-secondary students interested in manufacturing and engineering.
The White House shared a Presidential Proclamation to officially declare October 7, 2016 as National Manufacturing Day. More:
Since 2010, we have added more than 800,000 manufacturing jobs and witnessed the fastest pace of manufacturing job growth since the 1990s — and today, factories are opening doors more quickly than at any time in the past 20 years. On National Manufacturing Day, we celebrate American manufacturing and recognize our potential to remain competitive by continuing to strengthen research, development, and our manufacturing sector.