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.
We need to get kids excited about manufacturing. …we need them desperately. They’re scratching their heads a lot and getting curious and that’s really what National Manufacturing Day is all about, to fertilize their curiosity.
VP, Ace Clearwater Enterprises
I get all my students jobs and in order to get them jobs I need to know what's out there
Prof. Industrial Design & Eng., Mt San Antonio College
Re-invigorating the ancient art of glassmaking while maintaining U.S. manufacturing standards with advanced technology— time honored old world skilled artistry with modern innovation.
Manufacturer in Santa Cruz County
SFMade’s mission is to build and support a vibrant manufacturing sector in San Francisco, that sustains companies producing locally-made products, encourages entrepreneurship and innovation, and creates employment opportunities for a diverse local workforce.
CMN resource partner in San Francisco
North County is home to manufacturing and engineering companies that collectively employ more than 55,000 workers. At the 2019 San Diego North County event, participants can explore interactive displays and talk to the experts from more than 30 manufacturing and engineering companies located in North County.
San Diego North County
While a shortage of workers is pushing wages higher in the skilled trades, the financial return from a bachelor's degree is softening, even as the price — and the average debt into which it plunges students — keeps going up.
Manufacturing Day 2019 was a resounding success! In total, 277 Expos and Open Houses were held in California throughout October, with over 350 manufacturers participating and over 5,000 students, colleges, and organizations reached.
We are proud that so many of the manufacturers featured here are CMTC clients and/or participants in our Made in CA program. Here are highlights from the organizations that participated in events for 2019.
251 host sites were registered on MFGDAY.com with over 330 manufacturers and support organizations participating in events throughout the month of October.
We are proud that so many of the manufacturers featured here are CMTC clients and/or participants in our Made in CA program. Here are highlights from the organizations that participated in events for 2018.
Manufacturing Day 2017, which occurred on October 6th (and throughout the entire month), was a huge success! Our Recap below features highlights from just a few of the events that CMTC actively participated in by sponsoring, organizing, matching up manufacturers with schools wishing to participate, or by lending our support by exhibiting or attending.
We are proud that so many of the manufacturers featured in our Recap are CMTC clients and/or participants in our Made in CA program.
In December 2016, The National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte released the results of a survey on the effect Manufacturing Day 2016 had on the public’s views of the industry. Responses from students, educators and employees surveyed demonstrated that Manufacturing Day 2016 resulted in an improved public perception of manufacturing. Plus, 89% of the manufacturers that participated in Manufacturing Day saw value in participating and 86% said that they were likely to host an event again in the future!