Guinness World Record™ to be Broken at International Manufacturing Technology Show

New record will represent the Impact of manufacturing on the U.S. economy.

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This year, the stage is set at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) for a new Guinness World Record™. On September 10, the world’s largest coin mosaic will be unveiled to help raise public awareness of the importance of manufacturing to the U.S. economy and show that manufacturing is a viable career option for present and future generations.

The manufacturing industry contributes more than $65,000 to the U.S. economy every second. The world record-breaking mosaic will be built to visually represent this amount in both design and total value of the mosaic, all to showcase the financial impact of the manufacturing industry.

“We want people to understand just how much money manufacturing contributes to the U.S. economy every second and this mosaic will be a fun way to visually bring that to life,” said Eduardo Martin, President Market Area Americas Sandvik Coromant. “It also helps the next generation of workers realize the vast opportunity that exists within our industry and see manufacturing as an advantageous career choice.”

To provide additional opportunities for students interested in careers in manufacturing, Sandvik Coromant, with help from several industry sponsors, will make a large donation to The Manufacturing Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit-organization. This donation will help students take advantage of STEM education and help fund its summer camps, as well as other initiatives including “Dream It. Do It.” and “STEP Ahead,” a women-in-manufacturing initiative. To donate to the cause, visit:

“We were excited when Sandvik Coromant approached us with their idea and we encourage all show attendees and anyone in the area to stop by to learn more about the wide variety of career opportunities in manufacturing,” said Jennifer McNelly, President of The Manufacturing Institute. “We hope this effort will help future generations to see the manufacturing industry as a great career path and encourage them to take advantage of the opportunities that STEM-education provides.”

The mosaic will be constructed in Soldier Field’s South Parking Lot A-2, located outside of the East Building of McCormick Place at the IMTS Show. The build will be available to the public for viewing starting Tuesday, September 9 and will continue until the grand unveil ceremony on Wednesday, September 10 at 10 a.m. Following the world record-breaking reveal and to culminate the unveil ceremony, Sandvik Coromant and event sponsors Amazon, Haas Automation, Gene Haas Foundation, Okuma, Doosan, Blackhawk Industrial and Quality Mill Supply will present a check to The Manufacturing Institute to support its mission.