Manufacturing Day is set for Oct. 7, 2016

Manufacturing Day is set for Oct. 7, 2016

What is Manufacturing Day?
Manufacturing Day℠ is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Although Manufacturing Day officially occurs on the first Friday in October—this year is Oct 7, 2016—any day can be a Manufacturing Day.
Companies and community organizations should plan their events on the date that works best for them and their community.
The MFG Day Mission
MFG 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.
Supported by a group of industry sponsors and co-producers, MFG DAY 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, MFG DAY empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.
How can your company or community participate in Manufacturing Day 2016?
Host a MFG DAY event at your company.  Have a Plant Tour to share your company story and feature your products, processes and workplace.  Invite other businesses, state and community leaders, and most importantly the young people in your community who will be choosing a career path in the coming years.  Make it a fun day that enlightens the attendees about how cool and rewarding a career in manufacturing can be!
Register Your Plant-Tour on the MFG DAY site: ​
Let your local UT CIS Solutions Consultant Help!  We would like to help you setup your event/plant tour on the MFG DAY site for you, and help you promote the event.  


About Tennessee Manufacturing

Manufacturing is an integral part of Tennessee's economy. According to the National Association of Manufactuers, the industry accounts for nearly 15 percent of the state's total output and employs 11.4 percent of its workforce. The goal of the Made in Tennessee program is to support the Volunteer State's manufacturing community by raising awareness of their products and providing resources to help them grow. 


About the Center for Industrial Services

For 50 years, CIS has assisted manufacturers across the state in the areas of business growth, health and safety and sustainability. CIS also has led economic development efforts by helping existing firms become more competitive, develop new products and markets, and by teaching economic development practitioners new approaches to navigating economic growth. For more on CIS visit