Our hearts and prayers go out to the more than 2 million East Coast Floridians who have been evacuated in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

Florida has been one of the most active states over the past three years with regard to MFG DAY events and in producing events and educational resources for the students of the state. This year many of their 157 planned #MFGDAY16 events will be cancelled or rescheduled due to the damage that will be caused today and tomorrow by this devastating storm. The events that can continue as scheduled will have a shadow cast over them.

There is no more important resource in manufacturing than its people. We hope that all of the people at the dedicated manufacturers, educational institutions and support organizations that have made MFG DAY a huge success in Florida will be safe.

For more information on what you can do to help, or where to find resources in or around the state of Florida, here are the latest updates on Hurricane Matthew from