Celebrate Manufacturing Day 2017 with Remke Industries

Changing Public Perceptions and Ushering in a New Generation of Manufacturers

Thanks to U.S. Company initiatives, as well as federal and state policies that support new technologies, American manufacturing is becoming more and more globally competitive, creating new businesses and jobs across the country. Manufacturing Day celebrates this momentum, driven by innovation and a desire keep American manufacturing robust, by inviting a new generation of thinkers to join the ranks.

This year, Manufacturing Day is happening on Friday, October 6th with events taking place all across the United States – 2,492 to be exact!

Manufacturing Day at a Glance

What is it?

An annual event during which North American manufacturers open their doors to showcase
the potential of modern manufacturing and foster interest in manufacturing careers.

When is it?

Always officially celebrated on the first Friday in October, Manufacturing Day can be celebrated any day during the month of October.

Where do Manufacturing Day events occur?

Manufacturing Day events occur at manufacturing facilities and educational institutions across
North America. It gives manufacturers an opportunity showcase what they do to visitors who are curious about manufacturing. Thousands of manufacturers across the nation participate in Manufacturing Day by hosting open houses, public tours, career workshops and other events. They are joined by community and technical colleges that host similar events to exhibit their facilities and course offerings that lead to well-paid, in-demand manufacturing careers.

Through this collective effort, Manufacturing Day draws public attention to manufacturing’s present-day reality and encourages job seekers to develop the skills they need to qualify for long-term careers in this secure and growing sector of the economy.Manufacturing Day 2017 Stats

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Why is there a Manufacturing Day?

Modern manufacturing environments are commonly thought of as dark, dangerous factories designed for low-skilled workers. Manufacturing Day addresses this misperception by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing really is today:

  • Manufacturing is technologically advanced, with ample use of automation, 3-D printing,
    robots, and screen technology.
  • 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.

Who should attend Manufacturing Day events?

Manufacturing Day events are meant for anyone who is curious about modern manufacturing and who would like to know more about what happens in modern-day manufacturing facilities. Audiences include students, parents, educators, media, civic leaders, and local communities in general.

For more information, follow MfgDay on Facebook and Twitter. To find an event near you, visit their event page that is updated daily with new information.

Are you planning to participate in Manufacturing Day? How so? Share your experience in the comment section below or on social media. Don’t forget to tag @Remke!

Interested in learning more about the Manufacturing Revolution? Check out this inspirational TED Talk.