Manufacturing Day celebrates industry, works to increase workforce

October 03, 2019

Addressing common misperceptions about the industry, Manufacturing Day — held tomorrow, Oct. 4 — strives to address skilled labor shortages manufacturers face by opening the doors of different manufacturers to the public and showing what manufacturing is, and isn’t. The day was created in 2012 with the support of many organizations educating the public on modern manufacturing, including the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). With more than 2,600 events planned across the U.S., there is still time to check one out in your area. You can also celebrate the day by catching up on the latest trends in manufacturing, such as these stories from the Weekly Digest: