NAM to Lead Coordination and Production of Manufacturing Day

Washington, D.C., October 28, 2016 – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) today announced that the NAM will assume day-to-day coordination of the Manufacturing Day brand and will lead the production of all Manufacturing Day events.

With more than 2,700 events held and more than 400,000 participants in 2016, Manufacturing Day celebrates modern manufacturing as manufacturers across the country open their doors to students, parents and teachers with the goal of strengthening the public perception of modern manufacturing. By introducing young people to fulfilling, technology-driven jobs with above-average salaries, we can motivate students to pursue manufacturing careers.

As the nation’s largest manufacturing association representing small, medium-sized and large manufacturers in every industrial sector across all 50 states, the NAM has the partnerships, resources and vision to lead the initiative forward.

“The NAM is excited to continue to strengthen our relationships with manufacturers across the country and deepen the impact of Manufacturing Day,” said NAM Senior Vice President of External Relations Ned Monroe. “Manufacturing benefits us all, whether it’s by creating jobs or developing products that improve our lives. Manufacturing Day helps cultivate growth and innovation in our sector by educating and inspiring the next generation of manufacturers. Manufacturing Day is one critical part in solving our skills gap issue.”

“The FMA is proud of its role as the founder of Manufacturing Day and will continue to endorse and promote the event to its members,” said FMA President and CEO Ed Youdell. “It is our belief that for Manufacturing Day to reach the highest level of success, singular focus is now necessary to grow this even more across the United States. We are confident that the NAM has the organization, resources and passion to achieve this growth. We are excited to continue our partnership with the NAM as we begin the next phase of this five-year-old program.”

The NAM will continue to work with fellow co-producers of Manufacturing Day, including the FMA, The Manufacturing Institute and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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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 12 million men and women, contributes $2.17 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

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