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What Manufacturing Really Looks Like: Celebrating Manufacturing Day Infographic

This infographic tells the story of manufacturing. It shows how manufacturing enables our everyday lives, drives our economy, offers many different rewarding careers, and what can happen when communities across the country come together to show the public what manufacturing is.

  • Manufacturing is diverse. The wide range of companies and their products reflected on the interactive, infographic map shows a bit of the breadth the industry provides each of us.
  • Manufacturing supports 18.5 Million U.S. Jobs.
  • Manufacturing career opportunities include engineers, designers, machinists, computer programmers and so much more.
  • Manufacturing Day gives everyone a way to celebrate and learn more about the backbone of America.

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If you would like to request a specific size of the infographic, please send your request to mfg [at] nist.gov (subject: What%20Mfg%20Really%20Looks%20Like%20Infographic, body: ) .

Publication Date: May 2014
Updated: August 2016

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Created September 4, 2014, Updated November 15, 2019