ROCKFORD, Ill., July 30, 2013 – The roster of Manufacturing Day 2013 sponsors has added three more key support organizations, with the SME Education Foundation (SMEEF) and the Plastics Industry Trade Association (SPI) both joining the movement at the Silver level, while the Florida Advanced Technological Education Center (FLATE) has joined the movement at the Bronze level.
Manufacturing Day sponsors provide the resources to support manufacturers participating in the program, a grassroots effort by U.S. manufacturers to improve public perception of manufacturing in America by coordinating awareness-raising activities at a variety of locations across the country on October 4, 2013.
Manufacturing Day is an annual national event, executed at the local level, that supports hundreds of manufacturers across the nation that host students, teachers, parents, job seekers and other local community members at open houses designed to showcase modern manufacturing technology and careers. 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) provide the centralized support necessary to coordinate this nationwide array of simultaneous events. The national media partner for the event is the Science Channel.
“The co-producers are very pleased that these fine manufacturing industry organizations are putting their full support behind Manufacturing Day,” said Ed Youdell, president and CEO of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association. “Their reputation and their reach to professionals in the industry as well as educators and students will help to generate participation in Manufacturing Day events across the nation.”
For more information about each of the co-producers, please contact:
Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.
Director of Marketing
National Institute of Standards & Technology
Director of Media Relations
National Association of Manufacturers and
The Manufacturing Institute
Senior Director of Media Relations, Communications
Industrial Strength Marketing
Search & Social Director