The United States was founded by a group of people who were by and large do-it-yourselfers. It comes as no surprise that over the decades the American people have only grown in that same attitude and because of it we have created one of the world’s most powerful economies and one of the best environments for innovation and creativity. Although recent years may have shown a decline in the DIY mentality of the general population, there are those among us that still love making things. And in the wake of the recession, manufacturing has been reborn in the American heart.

National Manufacturing Day this year is Oct. 3 and already companies all over the nation are gearing up for it. With co-producers like The National Association of Manufacturers, the Manufacturing Institute, and the Science Chanel, MFG DAY is a time for manufacturers to open their doors to the public and show them what manufacturing is all about. It is a chance for people to see how manufacturing can drive the economy, improve technology, and –perhaps the most important- how cool it can be to make things.

How will your company celebrate MFG Day?

From MFGDAY.com:

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.

“Supported by a group of industry sponsors and co-producers, MFG DAY is designed to amplify the voice of individual manufacturers and coordinate a collective chorus of manufacturers with common concerns and challenges. The rallying point for a growing mass movement, MFG DAY empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.”

 Chadd Brown
Super Tool, Inc. 

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