The first Friday in October is reserved each year for MFG Day, a day to celebrate next-generation manufacturing and improve public perceptions about the industry.

On October 6, 2017, there will be thousands of events nationwide. Will your company be one of its hosts?

MFG Day 2016 saw more than 2,600 events nationwide, and the roster has been growing each year. Events can be of any size or shape, from plant tours with education sessions to participation in a job or educational fair.

The MFG Day website (www. has many resources to help hosts plan their events. MFG Day is a great opportunity to showcase your workplace and enhance the image of manufacturing to your community, customers and future workforce. AMT wants to know how its members are celebrating MFG Day.

Tag your social media posts with #MFGDay to promote your participation, and feel free to contact us at to share your plans. We’d love to see AMT members in force, promoting all the great things about advanced manufacturing!