Manufacturing Day 2016: You Decide If Manufacturing Is Coming Back

3D printer: Manufacturing Day 2016

Manufacturing Day 2016 invites you to celebrate modern manufacturing and inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Last year, the fifth annual MFG Day attracted more than 400,000 participants (students, teachers, parents, job seekers, community leaders) to 2,600 events (open houses, plant tours, educational sessions) across the US and Canada.

It’s kind of a big deal. In fact, the organizers say MFG Day is the “rallying point for a growing mass movement.” One “designed to amplify the voice of individual manufacturers [so they can] address their collective challenges.”

Whew. Don’t want to miss out on that. But wait. There’s more.

By working together during and after MFG Day, manufacturers can …

  • Redress their skilled labor shortage
  • Connect with future generations
  • Take charge of manufacturing’s public image
  • Ensure manufacturing’s ongoing prosperity
  • Help their communities and future generations thrive


Find detailed information about Manufacturing Day 2016 at

3D printer: Manufacturing Day 2016

Manufacturing Day 2016: Host an event, find an event, get resources

The official date for this year’s MFG Day is October 7, 2016—but the organizers are quick to note you can schedule your event for another day if October 7 doesn’t work for your organization.

  • Host an event: Pitch in. It’s a win-win-win: For your organization, your industry, your community. You can register or first check out the helpful resources.
  • Find an event: As of today, there are 454 scheduled events for MFG Day 2016. Obviously, many more are on the way.

Manufacturing Day Infographics and Reports

A bit more context for you to consider ….

Survey Results from Manufacturing Day 2015: 95 percent of manufacturer hosts say they’re “likely” to host a future event; 93 percent of attendees were “more convinced” that a career in manufacturing is “interesting and rewarding”; etc.

What Manufacturing Really Looks Like: US manufacturing facts and figures.

The Manufacturing Institute’s 2015 Skills Gap Report: Produced with Deloitte, the skills gap report “reinforces the [current manufacturing] talent challenge … and warns of even greater skilled worker shortages in the near future.”

Leslie Feldman

Leslie is fanning the glowing embers of the AutoCAD Blog into a raging (yet carefully managed!) bonfire, bringing light and warmth to AutoCAD customers wherever they're huddled. He has been writing, editing, helping design, and managing the production of high-tech marketing communications—everything from party invitations, web banners, and tweets to annual reports, white papers, and animated videos—for longer than he cares to admit. So don't ask. Leslie is thrilled to be back in the Autodesk saddle after 14 years spent wandering the desolate, non-Autodesk high-tech landscape.

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