UT Center for Industrial Services Celebrates Tennessee Manufacturers

UT Center for Industrial Services Celebrates Tennessee Manufacturers

In conjunction with Manufacturing Day nationally, the UT Center for Industrial Services (CIS) is hosting events around the state to promote its Made in Tennessee initiative and honor the state’s manufacturers.

The Manufacturing Day Showcases will be held throughout October in each of the nine economic development regions in Tennessee. The showcases will feature luncheons, plant tours, and presentations to honor Made in Tennessee companies.  Area manufacturers are invited.

To learn more about Manufacturing Day and to register or search events, visit MFGDay.com

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 October 2, 2015—any day can be a Manufacturing Day.

“Manufacturing is an integral part of Tennessee’s economy, and we’re proud to promote the state’s manufacturers through these events and with our Made in Tennessee website,” said Paul Jennings, executive director of the Center for Industrial Services. “The goal of the Made in Tennessee program is to support the Volunteer State’s manufacturing community by raising awareness of its products and providing resources to help it grow. We want to encourage all Tennesseans to buy products made by Tennessee companies.”

 

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 www.cis.tennessee.edu