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Modern celebrates Manufacturing Day

Modern joins the manufacturing industry today to take a day to reflect on the past, tackle challenges of the present, and strategize for the future.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
October 03, 2013

Manufacturing Day is an annual national event, executed at the local level, that supports hundreds of manufacturers across the nation to 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 includes the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, the National Association of Manufacturers, the Manufacturing Institute, the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and the Science Channel.

To commemorate national Manufacturing Day, Modern has compiled our recent coverage manufacturing as well as some success stories:

Braun Corporation: Mobility in motion
With a new fleet of tuggers and carts, the updated storage system at Braun Corporation’s manufacturing facility gets more done in less space.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky: Production that’s world class
At Toyota’s Kentucky assembly plant, automatic tuggers, carts and AGVs are part of a winning assembly system that competes on a global basis.

Tognum America ships around the world in 1 to 3 days
Tognum America’s service parts DC in Brownstown, Mich., services the company’s diesel engine needs worldwide with a new order fulfillment solution.

Otis Technology goes lean with materials handling
Mobile robots, an AS/RS and supply chain software transformed this manufacturer’s processes.


Manufacturing Day News
Manufacturing Day gives visibility to a nation of manufacturers
The national movement, which culminates in a host of grassroots events that celebrate modern manufacturing across the United States on the first Friday of October each year, has assumed truly national proportions in just its second year.

Guest producer of Manufacturing Day hosts opportunities to highlight state’s manufacturing potential
Tennessee-based company partners with Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

3D Systems celebrates Manufacturing Day with open house events Nationwide
Public is invited to experience the latest in advanced manufacturing at select 3D Systems locations.

CNA celebrates Manufacturing Day by co-hosting webinar with NIOSH
October 4 is Manufacturing Day, when participating companies highlight the role of manufacturing in the United States economy.

Manufacturing Day continues to gain momentum
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’s sponsor base adds four industry associations
Manufacturing day a grassroots effort by U.S. manufacturers to improve public perception of manufacturing by coordinating awareness-raising activities on October 4, 2013.

National Manufacturing Day celebrates industry
The manufacturing industry takes a day to reflect on the past, tackle challenges of the present, and strategize for the future.


Manufacturing News
ISM manufacturing data posts another strong month in September
September marked the third consecutive month of solid manufacturing activity, according to the most recent edition of the Manufacturing Report on Business from the Institute of Supply Management (ISM).

Skills gap unlikely to prevent near-term resurgence in U.S. manufacturing
The U.S. skills shortage will be far less of a problem than many people believe in the short term, and it is unlikely to prevent a resurgence in U.S. manufacturing in the next few years, according to a report by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

MAPI Quarterly U.S. Industrial Outlook:  Return to moderate growth forecast
Forecast for manufacturing production to grow 2.2% in 2013, 3.2% in 2014, 4.1% in 2015.

Panjiva report gauges temperature of current state of U.S. manufacturing
Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, recently released a report titled “Manufacturing in the U.S.—Movement or Myth.” The report surveyed more than 150 sourcing professionals to gauge factors impacting decisions made by companies to source goods from United States-based manufacturers.

Manufacturing employees confident about career opportunities
More than 40% report they will look for a new job in the next 12 months, employers pressured to retain talent.


About Manufacturing Day
MFG DAY addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. By working together during and after MFG DAY, manufacturers will begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing, and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry.

Supported by a group of industry sponsors and co-producers, MFG DAY is designed to amplify the voice of individual manufacturers and coordinate a collective chorus of manufacturers with common concerns and challenges. The rallying point for a growing mass movement, MFG DAY empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.

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