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Manufacturing Day Youngstown Grows Again!

Manufacturing Day℠ is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Manufacturing Day is modern manufacturing’s biggest stage.  Manufacturing Day occurs on the first Friday in October — this year it occurred on Oct 6, 2017.  Each year more than 3,000 schools and manufacturers will open their doors and unveil the opportunities that lie beyond them to more than 600,000 parents, students, educators and other interested individuals to showcase modern manufacturing.  Since 2013 Hudson Fasteners, a Youngstown Incubator Portfolio company has organized and promoted the Manufacturing Day event in Youngstown, OH. Hudson Fasteners (1 Industrial...

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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims October 6, 2017, as National Manufacturing Day

The White House Office of the Press Secretary   For Immediate Release   October 06, 2017   National Manufacturing Day, 2017 – – – – – – – By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation America’s manufacturers have laid the foundation for our Nation’s vibrant economy and have secured our reputation as an economic superpower. Our manufacturing products consistently set the global standard for design and quality. American manufacturing has been enduringly successful because it is the potent combination of the two great pillars of the American economy: the American entrepreneur and the American worker....

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Deloitte’s Official Manufacturing Day Post-Event Survey Is Back!

Deloitte’s Official Post-Event Survey Is Back! For the third year in a row, Deloitte has created a post-event survey that Manufacturing Day Hosts can use to assess the impact of their events with attendees — and on the public perception of manufacturing more generally. As in years past, Deloitte will compile results, provide analysis of the survey responses, and share the information in an manufacturing day infographic that will be published to To access the survey, Hosts should log in to their Host Dashboard. There, under the sub-head “Visitor Survey,” is a link labeled “Go to Survey.”  Host can simply...

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Why You Should Register Your Manufacturing Day Event

Each year, we hear stories about Manufacturing Day events that never make it on the map. While we’re glad that these “under the radar” events happen and fully appreciate how they underscore that MFG DAY truly is a grassroots movement, we’re also a bit disappointed that they don’t become part of the annual celebration’s public record.   More importantly, though, holding an MFG DAY event without officially registering is a missed opportunity for the Host that made the effort to hold the event in the first place. Below we explain why and explore some of the common objections we’ve...

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Celebrate Manufacturing Day with a Virtual Day of Learning and Collaboration

Streaming LIVE from Discovery’s Global Headquarters in Silver Spring, MD |  11 AM, Noon, and 1 PM ET Looking for opportunities to introduce your students to diverse and innovative STEM careers? Join Discovery Education and Arconic Foundation on October 6th for a virtual Day of Learning on Manufacturing Day. Tune in at the top of each hour for 15 minutes of inspiration and activities that you can use to power your participation in MFG Day. 11:00am- 11:15am ET- Celebrating MFG Day Learn all about MFG Day, why it was started and how modern manufacturing is a force through which careers of...

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Manufacturing Day By The Numbers [Infographic]

Manufacturing Day is an annual celebration of modern manufacturing during which manufacturers invite their communities — including students, educators, businesspeople, media, and politicians — to their facilities in a collective effort to educate visitors about manufacturing career opportunities and improve public perceptions of manufacturing. Started in 2012, MFG DAY has seen participation grow dramatically over the years. Here are the official numbers when it comes to the number of events, the number of attendees, and the how MFG DAY is affecting the public perception of manufacturing. DOWNLOAD INFOGRAPHIC THE MANUFACTURING DAY MISSION Manufacturing Day addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing...

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Start Planning Your Manufacturing Day Event

If you’re thinking about hosting a Manufacturing Day event, it’s a good idea to prepare and know what to expect. Some of Manufacturing Day’s recent blogs, such as “How to Start Planning Your Manufacturing Day Event,” offer help full tips for assessing resources, determining the type of event you’d like to host, publishing your event, and more.   The New Host Resources Section They have updated the Host Resources section of so that it’s a bit more intuitive. There are now dedicated pages for Planning Your Event, Promoting Your Event, and Post-Event Follow-up. Visit the Host Resources section to get started.   Get...

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Drop the Mic for Manufacturing Day 2017

Robots and augmented reality and 3D printing…oh my! Manufacturing isn’t the factory your grandfather – or even your father – worked in. Today, factories are becoming high tech. Humans are working beside robots, augmented reality is being used for training, 3D printing is changing the way parts are being made, and factories are communicating through cloud connectivity. Frankly, manufacturing deserves a “mic drop.” By modern definition, a mic drop is a gesture that is done usually after a particularly impressive action. Manufacturing’s strides give it the right to keep dropping the mic! Yet, if you go up to someone...

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Webinars for MFG Day Hosts

If you’ve visited lately, you may have noticed that the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has taken charge of Manufacturing Day, giving it a renewed energy and focus as we head into our sixth year. To familiarize potential Hosts with MFG DAY, NAM will be hosting three webinars in May.   Thursday May 18 2 – 2:45 pm EST Register Now Tuesday, May 23 12 – 12:45 pm EST Register Now Thursday, May 25 1 – 1:45 pm EST Register Now If you’re curious about what your options are for hosting an event, how to get people to your...

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MFG Day: 2016 Interactive Dashboard

Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute have collaborated over the past decade to develop studies that examine the public perception of manufacturing, skills gap in manufacturing and women in manufacturing. Building upon that research, Deloitte is now collaborating with the Manufacturing Day Producers to measure how Manufacturing Day is positively impacting the perception of the industry and its career options. Take a closer look at the impact of Manufacturing Day on students, educators, and employers. To see all of the results, click on the image below to access the interactive charts / graphs for specific data points....

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2016 MFG Day Survey Results

Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute have collaborated over the past decade to develop studies that examine the public perception of manufacturing, skills gap in manufacturing and women in manufacturing. Building upon that research, Deloitte is now collaborating with the Manufacturing Day Producers to measure how Manufacturing Day is positively impacting the perception of the industry and its career options. Take a look at the survey results for MFG Day 2016 below. Also check out the MFG Day 2016 Interactive Dashboard.      Source:  ...

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Celebrating Manufacturing Day in the Fastener Industry

Manufacturing Day is almost here and the fastener industry is getting ready to participate. Manufacturing Day is one week away! This will be the fifth year Manufacturing Day has been in existence. Its purpose is “Opening Doors and Opening Minds” to the possibilities and benefits of not only the manufacturing industries, but also manufacturing as a career path. From 240 events that welcomed 7,500 visitors in 2012 to 2,600 events with 400,000 guests in 2015, Manufacturing Day continues to spread the word about the industry. 2016’s goal is 3,000 events, and that can only be met if every event that takes place is...

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MFG Day Radio Tour: Remember When Everyone Got All Their News from the Radio?

Remember When Everyone Got All Their News from the Radio? Over the coming week Manufacturing Day news will be spread to potential event attendees on radio shows across the country. Ed Youdell, president and CEO of FMA, one of the founding co-producers of the national celebration, will be interviewed about MFG DAY, with the goal of providing a glimpse into some of the activities that will be available in the most active cities in America. He will talk about what a visitor to a MFG DAY event might experience, provide insight into some of the scheduled events in each...

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Data Shows Manufacturing Day’s Strong Impact

Oct. 7 marks the fifth annual Manufacturing DaySM when thousands of manufacturers will again host students, teachers, parents, job seekers and community leaders at open houses, plant tours and educational sessions to showcase modern manufacturing technology and the cool jobs available. It is a chance for students to see the diverse career options that are innovative, impactful and durable. As the old idiom goes, “Seeing is believing,’ and that is the guiding principle behind Manufacturing Day. It was created in response to a dire need in America: The industry today faces a major shortage of skilled workers. An estimated two...

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Manufacturing Day & the Fastener Industry

  There will be a shortage of skilled employees in the future, especially in manufacturing.  This is fairly well predicted and documented.  Programmers, machinists, etc.  Many manufacturers in the fastener industry have expressed that they worry about being able to attract young people to come work in their factories. The Fastener Industry Coalition (FIC) is hoping to not only promote MFG Day but they hope to bring attention specifically to the fastener industry on MFG Day.  The FIC is made up of fastener associations from coast to coast as well as several national fastener associations including IFI, NFDA, WIFI...

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Opening Doors and Minds to Manufacturing with MFG Day

It’s coming up, Manufacturing Day (aka MFG Day), is only a few months away. What is Manufacturing Day? It’s “a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. “By opening doors, Manufacturing Day opens minds to the changes in the industrial fields and educates students, parents, educators, politicians and anyone willing to listen about the importance of manufacturing. This year’s Manufacturing Day is happening October 7th and even though that might seem like the distant future right now, time flies by when you’re planning an event for your company, organization or city! Between now and October, MFG Day will be keeping you up...

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MFG Day 2015 Event Survey Results Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute have collaborated over the past decade to develop studies that examine the public perception of manufacturing, skills gap in manufacturing and women in manufacturing. Building upon that research, Deloitte is now collaborating with the Manufacturing Day Producers to measure how Manufacturing Day is positively impacting the perception of the industry and its career options. View the results of the inaugural (2015) study below. Download the infographic results as a PDF that can be printed at 11 x 17″. To drill down and see more detail on the survey...

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The City of Youngstown Celebrates Manufacturing Day, October 2nd, 2015

Manufacturing Day is dedicated to addressing current perceptions about the manufacturing industry, to remedy any misconceptions and educate those within and outside of the industry. On the first Friday of every October, manufacturing professionals open their doors to students, parents, teachers, government officials, friends, and anyone willing to learn and share with them why they are proud to be manufacturers.

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Manufacturing Day | See What’s Happening | Be Part of #MFGDay15

“Manufacturing Day℠ is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.  THE MFG DAY MISSION 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...

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Summer Trade Show Preview

This weekend marks the first day of summer, and while some of us might be preparing for vacations and long weekends there are also many trade shows to look forward to. Fastener News Desk has outlined a preview of the upcoming shows for the next few months bringing us into fall, as well as the shows corresponding Twitter accounts and hashtags. Social media is constantly growing and becoming more relevant to industries of every kind, especially for those who can’t attend every trade show in person. To see the growth in popularity of a trade show hashtag just search one of...

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Women’s History Month 2015

Women’s History Month was established by the United States Congress in 1987, and actually began as Women’s History Week in 1981. It is a month that has been dedicated to honoring the contributions of amazing women today and throughout history. Throughout the year many organizations like the Women in the Fastener Industry, United States Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Women In Manufacturing,Women in Technology, Million Women Mentors, AAUW and more work tirelessly to promote success, opportunity and equality for women everywhere.   Women in the Fastener Industry Women in the Fastener Industry @fastenerwomen provide members with two scholarship opportunities that memorialize two very important women in the fastener industry  – the Ann Bisgyer Wolz Scholarship and the...

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America Makes Announces Project Call

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2015 America Makes Announces Project Call Youngstown, Ohio — February 27, 2015. America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, is proud to announce its next project call for additive manufacturing (AM) applied research and development projects. Driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), America Makes will provide up to $8 million in funding toward these projects with at least $8 million in matching cost share from the awarded project teams for total funding worth $16 million. “Today’s announcement marks yet another significant investment in AM made available through the...

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TEDxYoungstown 2015

  The second annual TEDxYoungstown @TEDxYoungstown was held Friday January 23, 2015 at Youngstown State University @youngstownstate.TEDx is an independently organized TED event, that is produced locally to inspire a community.  The follow up to the first ever #TEDxYo did extremely well – when sales more than doubled the event was moved to an even larger venue at Bliss Hall on the campus  of Youngstown State University.  One of the TEDxYoungstown organizers Bob McGovern shared with us, “Because Lori Shandor (TEDxYoungstown Chairperson) attended TEDActive 2014 in British Columbia, the 100-person cap on attendance in place for the first event was removed. As a result, we were able to more than...

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Hot Topics 2014 – #WomenInMfg

  While the manufacturing industry is experiencing a rebirth in America, there is also a movement to get more women into manufacturing jobs and advancing in their careers. According to to the Joint Economic Committee of the United States Congress, women hold fewer than one third of the manufacturing jobs in the U.S., the lowest average since 1971. More manufacturing jobs are being created every day, and it’s time for women to have their share of the success. Deloitte (@DeloitteUS) and The Manufacturing Institute (@TheMfgInstitute) worked in conjunction to publish a report which concluded that women are the manufacturing industry’s most “untapped...

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Hot Topics 2014 – Social Media

  Social media is a subject people in the industrial world often shy away from, but this new form of communication made major headway in 2014. Companies like General Electric along with organizations like America Makes, SME, and NASA constantly utilize social media. In today’s business world social media is a necessary tool for building trust among customers, sharing news, promoting events, generating leads, and creating brand awareness. While some may argue that social media isn’t relevant to industrial manufacturing, Manufacturing Global sites it as one of the top ten manufacturing trends of 2014. And according to Industry Week its not going anywhere, as they predict social media will continue...

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Hot Topics 2014 – Manufacturing

  As 2014 comes to a close, the internet is filled with stories, articles, and reports on trends and hot topics that stood out during the past year. In addition there are many articles being written about things to watch for in the new year, such as up and coming markets or innovative technologies. Over the next few days we will be featuring some of these ideas in various posts, by collecting materials and digging deeper into these key concepts. Manufacturing is an industry that has been around for years but really seems to be making a “comeback.” According to PWC’s report...

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Fastener Show 2014 Hall of Fame

For the first time since 2008 two new members are being added to the National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo Hall of Fame. Leo J. Coar, Editor and Publisher of Distributor’s Link magazine, and Surinder Sakhuja, founder of Stelfast, Inc., will be honored at a reception Wednesday, October 22, at 5pm in the Treasure Island Hotel Ballroom. This event is by invitation only. Leo J. Coar’s career in the fastener industry began in 1954 as a salesman for Southern Screw Company in New York and New Jersey. Leo would later branch out into selling nationally, as well as manufacturing and distributing. For the past 37 years...

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Upcoming Trade Shows

This week kicked off September, and with the new month comes a wide variety of trade shows and events across the globe. 3D Printing and manufacturing are hot topics right now, as well as innovation and sustainability. Fastener News Desk is here to keep you informed on upcoming shows with dates, locations, and even hashtags. Never miss an event and always be a part of the conversation by following Fastener News Desk!   3D Printshow       London, England September 4-6, 2014 Hashtags: #3DPrinting #3DPS   International Manufacturing Technology Show   September 8-13, 2014 Chicago, Illinois Hashtags: #IMTS #Chicago   Comfortech   September 10-12, 2014...

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Manufacturing Day is an annual event to promote awareness for the manufacturing industry, as well as educate the public on new and upcoming manufacturing technology. It is a nation-wide event that is held at the local level. On October 3, 2014, communities all over America will hold events to celebrate, endorse, and inform about manufacturing. You can participate in MFG DAY by hosting, sponsoring, or attending an event. You can even take part just by sharing your manufacturing story! You can submit your story here to have it added to the MFG DAY website. This year for the first time there is a...

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3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Summit

The 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Summit is September 16-18 in Pittsburgh, PA. Attend this event to see how you can incorporate 3D printing into your business model, learn best business practices when it comes to additive manufacturing, and explore this exciting innovative technology. Speakers at the event include Rob Gorham of America Makes, Jim Williams of 3D Systems Corporation, Brett Conner of Youngstown State University, and many more experts in the field. Visit the 3dPAM website for all information. Fastener News Desk is a media partner for this event and will be there covering the summit! Follow us @FastenerNews for live updates! Register...

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