National Manufacturing Day

National Manufacturing Day

Ready To Connect With Young Creators?

Are you interested in hosting an MFG Day event? Join thousands of manufacturers across the U.S. in showcasing the advantages of a career in modern manufacturing.

MFG Day makes a significant impact in shifting the misperception of modern manufacturing. This year, the official date for MFG Day is October 1st, but MFG Day can be any day!

We encourage you to tell your story by opening your doors—physically or virtually—and hosting an event with students, parents, educators, media, community leaders, and elected officials.

Get Involved

As a manufacturer, MFG Day is an opportunity to tell your company’s story, dispel outdated myths about manufacturers, and connect with potential customers and future employees within your community. Manufacturing Day partners will nationally and locally promote your virtual events through general and trade media campaigns, which will alert thousands to visit manufacturers in order to showcase that North American manufacturing is a vibrant career path, and employers need skilled workers.

Need help getting started?

There are many resources about hosting a virtual MFG day event. Get them here.

Create Your Own Event

There’s still time to celebrate! You can create your own virtual event by clicking the button below.

Host A Virtual tour

Local Events

Redmond Economic Development, Inc.: 9th Annual Made In Redmond Tour

Portland – American Machine and Gear

School to Career – Washington County Tours   (SIGN UP TO PARTICIPATE IN WA COUNTY EVENTS HERE)

Email us at Jagnor@omep.og and tell us about your event so we can support and promote what you’re doing.  OMEP can help connect you to the right organizations and partners, or connect you as a partner to a manufacturer who is hosting an event.


By the Numbers

  • Over 2,000 students across the state attended events in 2019. 2020 went virtual, and 2021 is as well 
  • This event has increased in participation steadily over the last 6 years
  • Over 2,000 events take place nationally for MFG Day

Why Oregon

  • $18.1 billion in manufactured goods exports
  • 196,400 Oregonians with manufacturing jobs
  • 30,000 jobs to replace by 2022 due to retirements and industry growth

Past Years

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