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Manufacturing Day 2015 inspires tomorrow's manufacturers.

Press Release Summary:

Oct 01, 2015 - Friday, October 2, is Manufacturing Day, a growing grassroots movement for which nearly 2,000 events will be hosted by manufacturers dedicated to overcoming the challenges facing the industry today. These events allow participating manufacturers to address common misconceptions about the industry and demonstrate contemporary manufacturing technology, focusing particularly on students who are interested in careers related to manufacturing.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

Manufacturing Day 2015: Inspiring Tomorrow's Manufacturers Today

Press release date: Sep 29, 2015

Rosslyn, Va., —Friday, October 2, is Manufacturing Day, a growing grassroots movement for which nearly two thousand events will be hosted by manufacturers dedicated to overcoming the challenges facing the industry today. The day will give manufacturers the opportunity to open their doors, share information about the industry, and connect with future industry workers. These events allow participating manufacturers to address common misconceptions about the industry and demonstrate contemporary manufacturing technology, focusing particularly on students who are interested in careers related to manufacturing. Hindered by the public perception that careers in manufacturing are undesirable, 80 percent of manufacturers cannot find the skilled workers they need. This problem stems from a lack of understanding of modern manufacturing environments, making the educational efforts of this movement of critical importance.

NEMA President and CEO Kevin J. Cosgriff and ABB President of the Americas region Greg Scheu, a member of the NEMA Board of Governors, will speak at the pre-Manufacturing Day conference in Chicago tomorrow, September 30, that will kick off the U.S. involvement in Hannover Messe 2016. Cosgriff will address the state of manufacturing in the U.S. and efforts to globalize the industry, as well as the challenges faced by the industry that are the central focus of Manufacturing Day. Manufacturers are increasing productivity and process efficiency, spurred by managing costs and environmental responsibility, but the necessary rate of innovation and product development is continually growing. These advances will only intensify the need for highly educated and skilled manufacturing workers, particularly engineers, rendering Manufacturing Day and related efforts ever more crucial.

Background on Manufacturing Day and a list of 2015 events can be found at www.mfgday.com. More detailed information and resources can be found in the Manufacturing Day Community Planning Guide. Follow updates on social media using #MFGDay15.

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 400 electrical, medical imaging, and radiation therapy manufacturers. Our combined industries account for more than 400,000 American jobs and more than 7,000 facilities across the U.S. Domestic production exceeds $117 billion per year. Our industry is at the forefront on electrical safety, reliability, resilience, efficiency, and energy security.

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