Manufacturing Day is an important opportunity to recognize motor vehicle suppliers and the critical role you play in the U.S. and global economies.
Every October since 2012, Manufacturing Day aims to coordinate thousands of manufacturers across the country and connect them with the next generation workforce. By opening their doors to students, parents, teachers, and legislators, participating companies focus on their role in their communities and the career opportunities they present to young people.
Although this year may look a little different – with many Manufacturing Day events moving to on-line platforms –MEMA wants to celebrate and applaud your efforts during Manufacturing Day 2020 on October 2 and every day. Together, suppliers represent the largest sector of manufacturing jobs in the United States. Your dedication to technology, innovation, and a manufacturing workforce makes YOU the backbone of the U.S. economy. You have accomplished this through hard work and creativity and, by opening your doors to young people, will further ensure that the ingenuity and growth of our industry will continue. This is a day to be proud.
We are your voice, and MEMA and its divisions will help promote your events on social media. Although October 2 is coming up quickly, companies can still participate in the weeks and months ahead. Ideas and suggestions on how to get involved can be found here. Manufacturing Day is organized by the Manufacturing Institute, which says its “diverse initiatives support women, veterans, students and workers through skills training programs, community building, and supporting the advancement of their career in manufacturing.” These are values that MEMA fully supports.
As always, MEMA fully supports your valuable contribution to the economy and to the future of young people. Thank you for all you do.
- MEMA President and CEO Bill Long