We are honored to announce NTMA as an official endorser of ‘Manufacturing Day’, October 5th, 2012. 
 Manufacturing Day has been designed to expand knowledge about and improve general public perception of
manufacturing careers and manufacturing’s value to the North American economy. In addition, manufacturers willlearn about business improvement resources and services delivered through manufacturing extension partnerships.

As a manufacturer it’s your opportunity to:
• Tell your company’s story
• Dispel outdated myths about manufacturing
• Inspire a new generation of manufacturers
• Connect with potential customers in your community
• Learn about manufacturing extension partnerships that can improve your effi ciencies and work force skills and boost your profi ts
• Visit other manufacturers to initiate business relationships and learn what is being made in your community
The core element to Manufacturing Day is the schedule of manufacturer’s open houses. Manufacturing Day producers will promote the open house schedule through general and trade media campaigns which will alert thousands of people to visit manufacturers and see that American manufacturing is a vibrant career path and employers need skilled workers. The event will also make it possible for manufacturers to visit other participating companies in their region that may be potential business partners – either as customers or suppliers.

Register to host an open house at your company
Sign-up to visit other manufacturer’s open house events

If you are employed in a non-manufacturing service industry such as accounting, business and MRO supplies, business services, education,
media or if you are a student or a parent,*
Visit manufacturers on Oct. 5, 2012 and learn:
• What modern manufacturing facilities are really like these days
• What the companies located in your community make and who they sell to
• What kinds of jobs are available in manufacturing
• What skills and education are needed to qualify for today’s manufacturing jobs
*Students under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult or participate with a school group.
Learn how to make the most of Manufacturing Day
Register to attend manufacturing open house events in your community
Manufacturing Day participate motivate educate October 5, 2012
MfgDay Oct. 5, 2012
Co-produced by: National Institute of
Standards & Technology
U.S. Dept. of Commerce