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Manufacturing Week celebrates 10 years highlighting industry

September 30, 2021

This week marks the 10th anniversary celebration of National Manufacturing Week. National Manufacturing Week celebrates the role of the manufacturing sector within the United States. With roughly 12.1 million employees, the manufacturing sector is the fifth largest employer relative to other industries, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The manufacturing sector continues to evolve with the adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies and improvements in workforce development.

Manufacturing Day will be held on Friday, Oct. 1, to show the public the role that modern manufacturing has in today’s world. Manufacturers across the country will be hosting and sponsoring webinars and in-person events on Oct. 1 and throughout October and November. These events will highlight the importance of the manufacturing industry, while providing insight on advanced manufacturing technologies and strategies for workforce development. Additionally, there will be opportunities for students to gain exposure to the manufacturing industry.

More information of Manufacturing Day and how to register for these events can be found here. Origins of Manufacturing Day and its connection to the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) can be found here.