Manufacturing Day℠ is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Although Manufacturing Day officially occurs on the first Friday in October—any day can be a Manufacturing Day.

The Mfg Day Mission

MFG DAY addresses common misconceptions 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.

NCMEP help support annual MFG DAY activities across North Carolina with the cooperation of local partners, manufacturers and businesses.

For resources and more information about MFG DAY, be sure to visit the website


Are you a manufacturer? Host an industry tour!

Manufacturing Day is the ideal time to open your doors and demonstrate what you make and how you make it, while showcasing your employees and operations. It’s also a great opportunity to show the kinds of jobs available in your company and explain the skills and knowledge you seek in qualified employees.

Join with other NC manufacturers and partners and host an industry tour, register here.

Click here to see the NCMEP #mfgDAY2017 photo album.