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By Jennifer Jarosz, Manufacturing Day Coordinator for Missouri Enterprise

Thank you to Missouri Manufacturers and Community Supporters!

Manufacturing Day was October 6th this year, and the momentum to positively promote modern manufacturing to inspire the next generation of manufacturers is growing.  As a part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP), Missouri Enterprise is a proud sponsor of MFG DAY in Missouri.

Each year, Missouri Enterprise promotes activities to support Manufacturing Day throughout the state.  Its goals are to increase awareness of the positive career opportunities in manufacturing, encourage communities to show support for their local manufacturers, and assist our peers in the Missouri manufacturing community with their efforts to hold Manufacturing Day events.  
Here are a few highlights of this year’s effort and successes:

  • MFG DAY EVENTS:  32 Missouri manufacturers held public MFG DAY events to showcase their facilities to their local communities, customers and young people (the next generation of manufacturers!)  We know of no better way for our Missouri manufacturers to express their support for the value of manufacturing in America.
  • SUPPORT BANNERS:  Missouri Enterprise’s 3rd annual initiative to help Missouri manufacturers and community organizations publicly display their support yielded 191 new MFG DAY banners for 2017!  That’s on top of the reusable banners out there from our previous years of supplying banners.  To date, Missouri Enterprise has produced and distributed almost 500 MFG DAY banners for manufacturers and supporters to proudly display in their community!



  • OFFICIAL PROCLAMATIONS OF MFG DAY SUPPORT:  We reached out to Missouri County governments and encouraged them to pass a resolution to designate October 6th, 2017 as Manufacturing Day in their community.  This year, 32 Official Manufacturing Day Proclamations were issued, including a hearty endorsement from the State of Missouri!

  • MANUFACTURING CAREER PROMOTIONS:  Missouri Enterprise mailed promotional postcards to hundreds of Missouri’s secondary education schools to promote the value and importance of careers in manufacturing, encouraging them to get involved and share the message with students about the fantastic careers they could choose in manufacturing.


Many thanks to all the Missouri manufacturers, organizations and supporters who recognized Manufacturing Day, 2017!  We hope the support will generate interest in the importance of manufacturing in Missouri, and help draw attention to the critical need for skilled labor in the manufacturing community.