Creating a Better, Brighter Future for Tomorrow

Manufacturing Day Continues to Open Doors of Opportunity Across the Country

Washington, D.C., October 1, 2015 – On Friday, October 2, in partnership with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), The Manufacturing Institute, the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International and the U.S. Department of Commerce, thousands of manufacturers across the country will participate in Manufacturing Day. During this annual event, companies open their doors to students, parents and educators and showcase the many career opportunities available through manufacturing. More than 2,000 Manufacturing Day events are scheduled in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and Europe.

“Manufacturing opens doors of opportunity for everyone,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “There are so many eager young people across the country seeking rewarding and exciting careers—and manufacturing delivers that path every day. Manufacturing Day invites everyone to see and experience firsthand how we dream, build and make our future.”

“Over the next decade, roughly 2 million manufacturing jobs are likely to go unfilled due to the skills gap,” said Tenneco Inc. Chairman and CEO and NAM Board Chair Gregg Sherrill. “That’s why Manufacturing Day is so important. It gives young people and their parents the chance to learn the promise and innovation of today’s manufacturing. We hear time and again from students who have said visiting a manufacturing facility has made them more likely to consider a career in manufacturing.”

Among other things, the thousands of Manufacturing Day participants will learn the many reasons why manufacturing skills pay off:

  • An entry-level manufacturing engineer can expect to earn about $60,000 annually.
  • The average manufacturing worker earns more than $77,000 annually, which is about $15,000 more than the average worker across all sectors.
  • Manufacturing workers enjoy the best job security in the private sector and help improve the overall economy.  

Learn more about Manufacturing Day and the significant impact this event has across the nation by clicking here.


The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 14 million men and women, contributes $2.09 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit