Celebrating National Manufacturing Day

milling-1151323_960_720Head’s up manufacturing business owners and managers: the National Manufacturing Day is right around the corner.

Held annually on the first Friday in October, National Manufacturing Day is a special day that’s designed to celebrate modern manufacturing. Companies, organizations and manufacturing professionals from throughout the country use this day to celebrate manufacturing and the role its played in building a better society.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than 12 million American workers are employed in the manufacturing industry. To put that number into perspective, that translates into roughly 8.8% of the entire U.S. workforce, making it an invaluable component in our country’s infrastructure. The manufacturing industry is responsible for creating jobs and producing goods — goods that are sold and traded to/with other countries. Manufacturing is often referred to as the lifeblood of the American economy, as it keeps our economy strong.

Because of it sheer importance, many companies and organizations now celebrate National Manufacturing Day. So, how exactly can you celebrate this year’s upcoming National Manufacturing Day?

There are dozens of ways to celebrate National Manufacturing Day, one of which is to hold talks with your employees. You can stress the importance of manufacturing and why their job is such an important part of a healthy economy, or you can simply throw a small party. Most workers are familiar with the general idea of manufacturing, but many don’t know why it’s important or how it affects the U.S. economy. Using National Manufacturing Day as a platform, you can explain this and more to members of your workforce.

Another way to celebrate National Manufacturing Day is to host a special event. There’s no single “right” way to host a National Manufacturing Day event. You can take your workers out for dinner, or host a small gathering in your workplace. Regardless, the fundamental purpose of this day is to celebrate our nation’s manufacturing industry and the role it plays in improving our society for the better.

Alternatively, you can join an existing event on National Manufacturing Day. MFGDay.com offers a list of official events that are scheduled to take place. Each year, dozens of manufacturing companies and organizations participate in these events. Rather than hosting your own event, you can participating in an existing event listed here. Just remember sign up early, as many of these events will sellout beforehand.

How do you plan to celebrate National Manufacturing Day?

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