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SteelDay Inspires Manufacturing Day
Posted by Tasha Weiss on October 4, 2012 at 2:50 PM.

Drawing from the success of SteelDay (which boasted about 175 events nationwide last Friday and more than 9,000 attendees, with attendance numbers still coming in!), the manufacturing industry has launched a national Manufacturing Day with the inaugural event happening tomorrow, October 5.


Designed to highlight the importance of manufacturing to the nation’s economy and draw attention to careers available in manufacturing fields, participating manufacturing facilities will be providing open houses, public tours, career workshops and other events around the country.


The effort is sponsored by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), the U.S. Commerce Department’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP, part of DOC’s National Institute of Standards and Technology), Wisconsin MEP (WMEP) and Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center (IMEC).


Ed Youdell, president and CEO of FMA recently interviewed with IMPO magazine about how the idea for Manufacturing Day originated and said, “FMA had benchmarked with the folks who put on SteelDay and came up with the model for creating a virtual toolkit for manufacturers to use to have open houses across the U.S., and set-up a website for them to post events for the public to register.”


To learn more about Manufacturing Day and to find an event near you, visit

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