What is Manufacturing Day?
National Manufacturing Day is observed annually on the first Friday in October. CMTC celebrates California manufacturers throughout the month of October. These manufacturers create jobs through entrepreneurship, and their competitiveness revitalizes American manufacturing. Throughout the month, manufacturers open their doors and take up the important work of inspiring our young people to pursue careers in manufacturing and engineering. Today’s science, technology, engineering, and math graduates will power the next chapter of American production and innovation, and harnessing their potential is an economic imperative.


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To further expand on National Manufacturing Day, CMTC has created Manufacturing Month CA to encompass the wide range of manufacturing activities throughout the month of October.

National Manufacturing Day Mission

National Manufacturing Day addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. By working together during and after MFG DAY, manufacturers will begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing, and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry.

Manufacturing Month CA is designed to amplify the voice of individual manufacturers and coordinate a collective chorus of manufacturers with common concerns and challenges. The rallying point for a growing mass movement, Manufacturing Month CA empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.

MFG Month CA 2020 Virtual Events

To view all events, please click forward to "October 2020" below. 

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What Participants Are Saying About Manufacturing Day

Past Manufacturing Day Recaps