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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. This year, MFG Day kicks off on Friday, October 7. 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.

MFG Day 2021 Recap
MFG Day 2021 was a huge success! Watch these highlights, and stay engaged all year long.

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. Events for 2022 coming soon!

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 August 4, 2022