• When manufacturing is strong, America is strong. Every day across this country, manufacturers go to work, competing to win. New technologies, affordable energy and world-leading productivity give the United States a competitive advantage. But obstacles are still in the way to building an economy that lives up to our people and the potential we can unleash. 

    That’s why the National Association of Manufacturers, the unified voice of more than 14,000 manufacturers in the United States, will tour the country for the 2016 State of Manufacturing Tour. We’ll showcase modern manufacturing, highlight the importance of manufacturing to America and lay out solutions that will create more jobs, seize global leadership and expand the circle of opportunity so wide that the American Dream is available to everyone.

    Revisit this site for real-time updates on the tour, specific information about each stop, and to learn more about the impact of modern manufacturing. Whether you are able to join in-person or are following along virtually, be a part of the conversation on social media—follow the NAM on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

  • Dates & Locations

  • January 28


    Manchester, New Hampshire

    • Saint Anselm College

      8:00am – 9:30am  

    January 28


    Tampa, Florida

    • University of South Florida

      6:30pm – 8:00pm

    January 29


    Tampa and Sarasota, Florida

    • Sun Hydraulics

      8:45am – 10:15am

    • Bristol-Myers Squibb

      1:00pm – 2:00pm 

    • Port Tampa Bay

      2:30pm – 6:00pm  

    February 1


    Charleston, South Carolina

    • Boeing

      10:30am – 11:30am 

    • Trident Technical College

      1:00pm – 2:30pm

    February 2


    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    • GlaxoSmithKline

      9:30am – 11:00am 

    • Philadelphia Distilling Company

      1:00pm – 2:30pm  

    February 3


    Chicago, Illinois

    • Palatine High School

      12:00pm – 1:00pm

    • Harper College

      2:00pm – 3:30pm

    February 4


    Dallas, Texas

    • Bell Helicopter

      8:30am – 10:00am

    • Lockheed Martin

      11:00am – 12:00pm 

    February 5


    Baltimore, Maryland

    • Under Armour 

      10:00am – 11:30am 

    • Marlin Steel Wire Products  

      12:00pm – 12:45pm  

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