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Monday, September 14, 2015

A Celebration of Modern Manufacturing

On Friday, October 2, manufacturers across the country will open their doors to students, parents, educators, job seekers and other members of their local communities for tours and information sessions in celebration of Manufacturing Day (MFG Day).

PMA and MetalForming magazine are proud sponsors of this event and encourage members to host an event at their facilities.

Held annually, MFG Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing and is meant to encourage today’s youth to consider a career in this profoundly important industry. It is an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of manufacturing to the American economy and to create a future pipeline of skilled workers.

“PMA is pleased to support Manufacturing Day,” said PMA President Bill Gaskin.  “Our members look forward to sharing their passion for manufacturing with their communities, showing off their high-tech facilities to the next generation of Americans who will ensure that our sector continues to drive the economy and innovation in this country.  This is a great opportunity to counteract the outdated stereotypes that often plague our industry by raising awareness about the rewarding careers that are available in manufacturing.”

“With U.S. manufacturers struggling to find qualified employees, compounded by the problem of millions of manufacturing workers expected to retire in the next decade, Manufacturing Day is a critical avenue to showcase the industry and inspire people to obtain the skills needed for careers in manufacturing,” Gaskin concluded.

For more information on how to get involved, visit MFGDay.com.

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