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ROCKFORD, Ill., May 23, 2016 – The co-producers of Manufacturing DaySM 2016 are pleased to announce that SME, the SME Education Foundation and Tooling U-SME have all pledged their support as Gold sponsors for the fourth consecutive year.  

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 7, 2016.

Manufacturing Day is an annual national event, executed at the local level that supports thousands of manufacturers across the nation as they 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 2016 is the Science Channel and the strategic content partner is Edge Factor.

“The co-producers are grateful for the continued, dedicated support of SME and its affiliates, which are so committed to serving the manufacturing engineers of the industry and helping to develop the next generation of industry professionals,” 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.”

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

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

 Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.
Patricia Lee
Project Manager - MFG DAY
(815) 227-8286
patl@fmanet.org

National Institute of Standards & Technology
Jennifer Huergo
Director of Media Relations
(301) 975-6343
jennifer.huergo@nist.gov

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

Industrial Strength Marketing
Joey Strawn
Integrated Marketing Director
(866) 529-8908
joey@marketstrong.com