Manufacturing Day

Manufacturing DaySM is your opportunity to share an insider’s view of your company with your community, thereby busting negative myths and inspiring young people to consider manufacturing careers. Celebrated annually the first Friday of October, pride in manufacturing and a strong belief in the future of the industry is what drives this grassroots movement. Visit for more information.

How did Manufacturing Day come about?

Ed Youdell, President and CEO of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International, (FMA), came up with the idea of a national Manufacturing Day to bring together industry-leading organizations including the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), The Manufacturing Institute (MI), and the National Institute of Standards & Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) to draw public attention to the great career opportunities in manufacturing. FMA and its industry partners serve as co-producers that provide the continuing framework for Manufacturing Day.


Please contact Pat Lee, MFG Day Project Manager.