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In just 24 hours:

  • The hashtag #Manufacturing Day generated 568 tweets with 692,205 impressions, reaching and audience of 363, 789 followers
  • At least 127,000 online posts and videos were posted about Manufacturing Day
  • NIST MEP and the US Census Department produced 2 infographics

Manufacturing in America Infographic            Census Infographic

  • Connecticut Manufacturers and CONNSTEP Produced a fun and entertaining spoof on Call Me Maybe filmed in various facilities


Thank you to everyone who helped make Manufacturing Day a success. Thank you for spreading the word about why this day was important and please save the date for next year's Manufacturing Day scheduled October 4, 2013!

Manufacturing Day Highlights

Below are just a few of the thousands of News Coverage, Photos & Videos

A Manufacturing Day in the Life - Manufacturing Day was a big success, with over 200 companies nationwide participating by hosting factory tours and educational sessions for students and community members... 

Industrial Policy: First Annual Manufacturing Day hailed a success - Columbus has a day. So do grandparents and groundhogs. It’s high time manufacturing had its day. In the United States, Friday, October 5 was Manufacturing Day, the first nationwide celebration of the industry that forms its backbone. 

A Bronx Tale: Visiting G.A.L. Manufacturing Corp. for Manufacturing Day - As part of Manufacturing Day festivities in New York City, I had the opportunity to visit G.A.L. Manufacturing Corp., an elevator parts manufacturer in the Bronx, right down the road from Yankee Stadium.

Manufacturing Day aims to change perception of industry - More than 200 manufacturers around the country participated in Manufacturing Day, opening their facilities to the public today for tours, career workshops and other events.

Chicago Tribune live coverage - Students from Evanston Township High School tour a variety of manufacturing plants in their hometown on Oct. 3, 2012. The students were touring the facilities as part of a school-sponsored Manufacturing Day.

chicago tribune - Manufacturing Day

These are photos from open houses taken by TechSolve, Wyoming Machine Inc, NEPIRC, and the Connecticut Dream it Do it Campaign.


Looking Ahead To 'Manufacturing Day,' October 5 - MEP director, Roger Kilmer, recently talked with Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation (IMPO) to discuss the importance of the inaugural Manufacturing Day, and his hopes for manufacturing in the future...

Manufacturers: This is Your Day - In the spirit of less talk, more results, Manufacturing Day has been launched and is being championed by dozens of organizations. It will be celebrated on October 5th with plant tours and open houses at as many manufacturers as possible across the country. Why do we need a national day dedicated to manufacturing? 

Manufacturing Day Slated for October 5, 2012 - ROCKFORD, Ill., June 26, 2012 - To highlight the importance of manufacturing to the nation's economy and draw attention to the many rewarding high-skill jobs available in manufacturing fields, a group of public and private organizations announced today the launch of Manufacturing Day for Oct. 5, 2012...

What is Manufacturing Day?

Manufacturing Day  highlights the importance of manufacturing to the nation‟s economy and draw attention to the many rewarding high-skill jobs available in manufacturing fields.

Through open houses, public tours, career workshops and other events held at participating facilities, we hope to introduce as many people as possible to the important role played by manufacturing both in local communities and for the nation. 

“Manufacturing Day will be the "coming out party‟ for U.S. manufacturers all across the nation,” said Ed Youdell, president and CEO of the FMA. “October 5th is dedicated to celebrating the great work and innovation of the 12 million men and women who make the United States the world‟s largest manufacturing economy.”

To learn more about Manufacturing Day, log on to or call 888-394-4362. Organizations that wish to become involved as official sponsors of this program should call 888-394- 4362 or email