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Manufacturing Day

people working in the Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT) Center in Colorado

The Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT) Center in Colorado.

Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) is an opportunity for manufacturers to highlight what's taking place on factory floors across the country and to energize a future pipeline of skilled workers. An annual event that occurs on the first Friday of October, MFG Day is an occasion during which manufacturers open their doors to showcase the potential of modern manufacturing and foster interest in manufacturing careers. Organizations show the public what manufacturing really looks like through more than 3,000 events in each of the 50 states and Puerto Rico with more than 325,000 students, parents, and community members attending.

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. Since inception, the MEP National NetworkTM has participated in MFG Day by hosting, coordinating and promoting events.

Are you a manufacturer interested in hosting an event? You can contact your local MEP Center to learn more.

Celebrate MFG Day with the MEP National Network

You can celebrate MFG Day with the MEP National Network by attending one of the events below. This is not an exhaustive list of the many events MEP Centers are hosting or participating in across the country and in Puerto Rico.


2021 Maryland Manufacturing Innovation Executive Leadership Summit – September 30, 2021
MD MEP will be hosting the 2021 Maryland Manufacturing Innovation Executive Leadership Summit on September 30, 2021 to kick off National Manufacturing Day and Maryland Manufacturing Month. The focus for the day will help reframe challenges as opportunities, and give you a front-row preview into emerging trends, pitfalls, and best practices you need to know to retain your competitive advantage. Event registration coming soon.

New Jersey

New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP)
Made in New Jersey – October 1, 2021

National Manufacturing Day has always been an important way for NJMEP to spread the word about the benefits that manufacturing provides to our Garden State. As a proud supporter of Manufacturing Day, NJMEP is excited to drive awareness of manufacturing, the career opportunities that are available, and the advanced technologies that are driving the industry. NJMEP celebrates New Jersey manufacturers who develop and manufacture products and unlock new technologies that grow our economy. They create jobs through entrepreneurship, and their competitiveness revitalizes American manufacturing. National Manufacturing Day aims to empower manufacturers, change public perception about the industry, highlight its economic impacts, and introduce more people to available career opportunities. Learn more at

New York

Manufacturing Day Event – October 8, 2021
FuzeHub is planning an in-person Manufacturing Day event on Friday, October 8th at Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) in Utica, New York. FuzeHub, the statewide MEP Center, is planning this event in conjunction with the Advanced Institute for Manufacturing (AIM), the Mohawk Valley's MEP Center. FuzeHub is also planning a virtual Manufacturing Day event with other regional MEP Centers from across New York State. More details coming soon.


Manufacturing Best Practices Summit & Expo – October 1, 2021
NEPIRC will be hosting the Manufacturing Best Practices Summit & Expo on Friday, October 1st, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Mohegan Sun Pocono Convention Center in Plains, PA. This will feature a manufacturing expo with plenty of networking opportunities, four breakout sessions, keynote speaker David Beurle (CEO of Future iQ), and a panel entitled “Cracking the Workforce Code”. The event will also feature a breakfast and lunch. Learn more at

Rhode Island

Polaris MEP
"Back2Better” RI Manufacturing Week Kick-Off – October 5, 2021
Polaris MEP will be co-hosting and the primary sponsor for this annual event presented by the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association to kick-off Manufacturing Month. The program includes a trade show, breakout sessions focused on how Rhode Island manufacturers can create their own future and keynote speakers offering inspiration and practical advice. Register at


Texas Manufacturing Excellence Conference (TxMEC) – September 28, 2021
The 2021 TMAC conference will focus on Manufacturing Excellence and Resiliency while exploring risk mitigation, profit generation, strategic growth, new technologies, process improvement and disaster preparedness with breakout sessions focused on elevating and optimizing an organization from within. Purchase your general admission tickets today at

Visit the Official MFG Day website to register or find events, access toolkits and hear creator's stories.

Led by The Manufacturing Institute, the workforce development and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers, MFG (Manufacturing) Day shows students what a career in modern manufacturing looks like. MFG Day empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive. Let's say "Creators Wanted" together!


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Created September 11, 2014, Updated July 20, 2021