Celebrating National Manufacturing Day

Did you know that today is National Manufacturing Day? I admit I wasn’t familiar with it at first either. So I decided to find out a little more about it. It turns out that for the last four years the first Friday in October has been set aside to highlight the manufacturing industry and its contributions to our country. The event has grown each year to the point where this year almost 2,000 planned local events and open houses throughout the country will showcase modern manufacturing technology to the public. 

National Manufacturing Day provides the opportunity to foster a better understanding of the industry and inspire the next generation of manufacturers.

How important is manufacturing to our well-being? Just take a look at a few of the facts I picked out from the National Association of Manufacturers.
·         Manufacturers have contributed more than $2 trillion to the economy
·         Manufacturing supports an estimated 17.6 million jobs in the United States
·         Manufacturers in the United States drive more innovation than any other sector
·         Taken alone, manufacturing in the United States would be the ninth largest economy in the world

That’s pretty impressive by any standards. So, today let’s take time out to celebrate the manufacturing businesses and their employees who work tirelessly to produce the goods that contribute to our economic strength, standard of living and national security.

Posted by MJ Thomas

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