Success Stories

MFG DAY is a celebration of what 12 million people around the United States experience every day—pride at working in manufacturing. We invited event hosts to express some of this daily pride by contributing stories, photos, and videos that show how much manufacturing means to them.

Do you have a story to tell? Share it with us!

  • Oct 27

    McMinnville | MADE Day - A Manufacturing Celebration Recap


    On October 7, 2016, in conjunction with National Manufacturing Day and 10 years of service, McMinnville Economic Development Partnership (MEDP) hosted McMinnville | MADE day in order to highlight and celebrate the diverse manufacturers and traded sectors that help create economic vitality within...

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  • Oct 25

    2016 Central Illinois Tour


    Together with the EDC of Decatur & Macon County, Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC, and Midwest Inland Port, we hosted a Central Illinois Tour of the Decatur and Champaign-Urbana communities October 4-5, 2016.

    Purpose: an opportunity for Chicago...

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  • Oct 25

    #MFGday16 – Manufacturing in Champaign County


    In honor of National Manufacturing Day 2016 (#MFGday16), here’s a look at the Manufacturing Industry in Champaign County:

    - 7,444 jobs (2016)
    - $59,285 average earnings per job (2016)
    - 154 establishments (2015)

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  • Oct 25

    Manufacturing Roundtable: Early College and Career Academy (ECCA)


    To celebrate National Manufacturing Day & Manufacturing Month (as determined by the Illinois Department of Commerce), we teamed up with the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce to host a Manufacturing Roundtable on Tuesday, October 4th at Parkland College.

    The discussion focused on...

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  • Oct 21

    Livonia Middle School Students Take Part In Manufacturing Day


    More than 500 middle school students from four Livonia middle schools toured six local manufacturing facilities Oct. 7 as part of Manufacturing Day.

    This is the second year Livonia students participated in the annual nationwide effort to introduce young people to the modern world of...

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