Manufacturing Day℠ is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. 


MFG DAY addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. By working together during and after MFG DAY, manufacturers will begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing, and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry.

Supported by a group of industry sponsors and co-producers, MFG DAY is designed to amplify the voice of individual manufacturers and coordinate a collective chorus of manufacturers with common concerns and challenges. 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.”

Manufacturing has been a fundamental industry in America for decades, and continues to be a vital asset to our economy today.  In order to raise awareness about the importance of manufacturing in our country, a group of manufacturing sponsors and producers organized an event called Manufacturing Day. Manufacturing Day is an annual event that takes place on the first Friday in October, this year October 2, 2015. According to, “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.” MFG DAY aims to show the world what manufacturing in America looks like, in the hopes of preparing the next generation of manufacturers.

A huge part of the nation wide observance is community planned events and local manufacturing plant tours. manufacturing-day-2015-i-love-hashtag In this way citizens can learn about the diversity and scope of manufacturing in their communities, and show their support for this critical industry. In the three years since its inception, Manufacturing Day has grown to more than 1,600 manufacturing plant tours and events with more than 100,000 participants. provides a variety of useful tools in order to plan a MFG DAY event in your community, including a Manufacturing Day Community Planning Guide and a Manufacturing Day Host Toolkit.

On you can find access to a “Getting Involved in Manufacturing” webinar that acts as an aid to companies and communities who would like to host a Manufacturing Day event. Webinar host Nicholas D’Antonio, program manager at the Manufacturing Institute, outlines everything from the hopes and goals of Manufacturing Day to what you can do to promote your business. Manufacturing Day offers a wide variety of tools, tips, and instructions for manufacturers, business owners, teachers, and community leaders.



Manufacturing Day wouldn’t be possible without the support and dedication of sponsors. There are a variety of levels and packages to choose from depending on your business and the level of exposure you wish to gain – you can find out more about becoming a sponsor here. Another great way to support Manufacturing Day is to become an endorser. Both Hudson Fasteners and Fastener News Desk have been proud endorsers of Manufacturing Day for the past two years, and we are joined by an extensive list of respected and prestigious organizations. Visit the Become An Endorser page to learn more.

Manufacturing Day Sponsors Include:

Platinum SponsorShell Lubricants  twitter-25-3


Gold Sponsors



Alliance for American Manufacturing twitter-25-3






SME twitter-25-3




SME Education Foundation twitter-25-3



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Tooling-U SME twitter-25-3



Silver Sponsors

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American Welding Society twitter-25-3





Herbalife twitter-25-3





Kronos twitter-25-3





Precision Metal Products Association twitter-25-3





PMA twitter-25-3





Society of the Plastics Industry twitter-25-3




Bronze Sponsors



CNA twitter-25-3





MSC Industrial Supply twitter-25-3





Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.





Women In Manufacturing twitter-25-3



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Fastener News Desk twitter-25-3




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& more!


Links, Downloads, and Infographics

President Obama’s official Presidential Proclamation announcing Manufacturing Day 2014

What Manufacturing Really Looks Like: Celebrating Manufacturing Day 2015 by Cerasis

Getting Involved in Manufacturing Webinar 2015

Manufacturing Day Host Toolkit

Manufacturing Day Social Media Playbook



For more on Manufacturing Day follow:

@MfgDay | @FastenerNews | @SME_MFG | @ShopFloorNAM | @TheMfgInstitute | @EdgeFactorShow | @usnistgov | @WomeninMfg


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