National Manufacturing Day Opens Doors

by | Oct 3, 2013

Today we have a post from Sonnhalter’s PR Engineer, Rachel Kerstetter.

I love to celebrate the random, weird holidays. It seems like every day is a celebration of something: National Hug Your Cat Day, International Tree Climbing Day, Corn on the Cob Day, World Toilet Day… and this list goes on.


Tomorrow, October 4, is National Manufacturing Day and is much more than just a day on a calendar. National Manufacturing Day is a team effort to change the perception of the industry.

Some manufacturers are hosting open houses and other events in order to give manufacturing a facelift and address the labor shortages in the industry and connect with a new generation.

2013 marks the second year of National Manufacturing Day being celebrated. Last year more than 240 events were held in manufacturing facilities in 37 states and more than 7,000 people participated. This movement is growing, and with more than 500 events scheduled for tomorrow, the doors are being opened.

October 4th is a great place to start, but changing the perception of the field is more than just one day. It requires getting involved with schools and communities, inviting them to see the career options in this industry.

A quick look at manufacturing:

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