This year we’re saying “thank you” to the 1.3 million equipment manufacturing workers across the U.S. who are inspiring the next generation of workers. Every day our workers go to work earning 58% more in wages than the national average. They also help our industry contribute $159 billion a year to the U.S. economy. They are inspiring the next generation of manufacturing workers who are passionate about building the machines and equipment America needs to keep its economy strong.
We’re also happy to share that every year AEM members invite students and elected officials to visit their factories to learn more about our industry and what it takes to earn a career in it. These are just a sample of some of the companies taking part in Manufacturing Day 2018.
– October 3: Sioux Corporation hosting South Dakota Governor Daugaard and 8th grade students from Irene-Wakonda Junior High School at its facility in Beresford, South Dakota
– October 4: Next Generation Manufacturing Summit, hosted by Generac Power Systems, an exciting interactive discussion with chief executive officers of southeastern Wisconsin companies in Waukesha, Wisconsin
– October 5: Kondex Corporation hosting Rep. Grothman (R-WI) and a representative from Rep. Baldwin’s (D-WI) office at its facility in Lomira, Wisconsin
– October 5: Blount International hosting 150 students to tour at its Woods Equipment manufacturing plant in Oregon, Illinois
– October 5: Vermeer Corporation hosting 6th and 9th grade students on its campus in Pella, Iowa
– October 5: CLAAS hosting 200+ students from several local area high schools for a factory tour, career roundtable, job readiness workshops, and much more at their facility in Omaha, Nebraska
– October 6: Blount International hosting a company picnic celebrating Manufacturing Day
– October 16: Volvo Construction Equipment hosting 50 students at its facility in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
Manufacturing Day was created in 2012 by the National Association of Manufacturers and the Manufacturing Institute, now with over 20 corporate sponsors. This year, over 2,500 events across the country have been formally registered as official Manufacturing Day events.