Manufacturing Day Welcomes Sponsors

The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), the Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA), Women in Manufacturing (WiM), the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), SME, The SME Education Foundation and Tooling U-SME have all renewed their sponsorships this year.

The roster of Manufacturing DaySM 2015 sponsors recently grew by three as the following organizations pledged their support to this national movement. The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) and the Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA) both renewed their Silver sponsorships for a third consecutive year and Women in Manufacturing (WiM) renewed its Bronze sponsorship for a third year. The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) will participate as a Gold Sponsor for the third year in a row. SME, the SME Education Foundation and Tooling U-SME are also sponsors for the third year in a row, although 2015 is the first time SME and its affiliates have made a Gold-Level commitment.  

Manufacturing Day sponsors provide the resources to support manufacturers participating in the program, a grassroots effort by U.S. manufacturers to improve public perception of manufacturing in America by coordinating awareness-raising activities at a variety of locations across the country on October 2, 2015.

Manufacturing Day is an annual national event, executed at the local level, that supports hundreds of manufacturers across the nation as they host students, teachers, parents, job seekers and other local community members at open houses designed to showcase modern manufacturing technology and careers. A panel of co-producers comprised of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the Manufacturing Institute (MI), the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), and guest producer Industrial Strength Marketing (ISM) provide the centralized support necessary to coordinate this nationwide array of simultaneous events. The national media partners for the event are Edge Factor and the Science Channel and the national movie partner is American Made Movie.

“The co-producers are grateful for the continued support of these organizations, which are so dedicated to serving their respective sectors of the manufacturing industry,” said Ed Youdell, president and CEO of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association. “Their reputation and their reach to professionals in the industry, as well as educators and students, will help to generate participation in Manufacturing Day events across the nation.”

To learn more about Manufacturing Day, visit www.mfgday.com. Organizations that wish to become involved as official sponsors should call 888-394-4362 or email info@mfgday.com.