ROCKFORD, Ill., June 2, 2016 – The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) has joined Manufacturing DaySM 2016 as a Gold Sponsor, for the fourth consecutive year, supplying the national initiative with resources to support manufacturers participating in the program.  Manufacturing Day is a national movement, executed at a local level by American manufacturers and designed to improve public perception of manufacturing.  The official date for this year’s 5th annual celebration is October 7, 2015.

“The Manufacturing Day co-producers could not be happier to have the support of Gold Sponsor, AAM, for the fourth straight year,” said Ed Youdell, president and CEO of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International. (FMA). “Their grass-roots advocacy program has helped to make ‘Made in America’ a viable part of the political conversation again and matches up perfectly with the mission of Manufacturing Day. We value their continued support.”

Manufacturing Day is an annual national event that brings together thousands of manufacturers to host students, teachers, parents, job seekers and other local community members at open houses designed to showcase modern manufacturing technology and careers. Last year more than 2,600 events attracted over 400,000 participants.  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) provides the centralized support necessary to coordinate this nationwide array of simultaneous events. The Science Channel is the event’s media partner and Edge Factor is the event’s strategic content partner.

 “We’re excited to promote America’s great makers and workers as part of Manufacturing Day,” said Scott Paul, president of AAM. “An innovative and growing manufacturing base is vital to America’s economic and national security, as well as to providing good jobs for future generations.”

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

 For more information about each of the co-producers, please contact:

 Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.
Patricia Lee
Project Manager – MFG DAY
(815) 227-8286

National Institute of Standards & Technology
Jennifer Huergo
Director of Media Relations
(301) 975-6343

 National Association of Manufacturers and 
The Manufacturing Institute
Mallory Micetich
Director, Media Relations
(202) 637-3085

Industrial Strength Marketing
Joey Strawn
Integrated Marketing Director
(866) 529-8908

For more information about AAM, please contact:
Jet Moody: (202) 695-8216