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Manufacturing Day

Student in the McDowell Manufacturing Facility

Student at McDowell Manufacturing, a student-run enterprise with NWIRC in Pennsylvania.

Credit: NIST MEP

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. This year, MFG Day kicks off on Friday, October 4, 2024. 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 its inception, the MEP National NetworkTM has participated in MFG Day by hosting, coordinating, and promoting events. You can read this blog to learn more about how MFG Day is changing perceptions and the role the Network has played.

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

MFG Day - Inspiring the Future Manufacturing Workforce
MFG Day - Inspiring the Future Manufacturing Workforce

Celebrate MFG Day with the MEP National Network

You can celebrate MFG Day 2024 with the MEP National Network!  A list of events MEP Centers are hosting, participating in or sponsoring across the country and in Puerto Rico will be coming soon. Check back often!

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


For General Information

  • MEP Headquarters
    (301) 975-5020
    100 Bureau Drive, M/S 4800
    Gaithersburg, MD 20899-4800
Created September 11, 2014, Updated May 21, 2024