5 Favorite Things from the First Annual Manufacturing Day

5 Favorite Things from the First Annual Manufacturing Day

A really neat thing happened this past Friday.

Thousands of Americans came together and celebrated the first national Manufacturing Day, dedicated to helping educate  the general public about the value of manufacturing and improve the perception of industry careers.

Tours, job fairs, and industry-themed events were held at nearly 250 facilities across the country for tens of thousands of Americans. Here are a few highlights from Manufacturing Day celebrations & posts across the country:

  1. A variety of organizations shared ed fun encouraging US manufacturing-themed images. One of our favorites was this  of Rosie the Riveter made entirely of Jelly Belly jelly beans Made In USA Brand shared on Twitter.
  2. The US Census Bureau posts a great infographic about how manufacturing compares to other industries. Did you know Pennsylvania is one of the top 5 states in manufacturing employment?
  3. Thousands of #manufacturingday tweets have been shared on Twitter.
  4. At least 135,000 posts and videos about the event have been published online.
  5. And still many more shared another great infographic about manufacturing misconceptions & education by the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership 

Manufacturing in America

Back in January we posted a list of optimistic predictions for manufacturing in 2012, concluding that “manufacturing isn’t dead, it’s just changing.”   National Manufacturing day is a perfect example of how we continue to push in the right direction and breathe a new life into this great American industrial institution.

What did you think of Manufacturing Day? Did your business do anything special to mark the occasion?