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Manufacturing Day

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MFG Day, held annually on the first Friday in October, helps show the reality and future of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging companies and educational institutions to open their doors to students, parents, teachers, and community leaders.


MFG Day is October 7, but events happen throughout October! Scroll down for a recap of each event to see what's been going on!


MFG Day is manufacturing’s biggest annual opportunity to inspire the next generation, positively shift perceptions about our industry, and build the foundation for the manufacturing workforce of the future. It empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.


MFG Day is a great way to both shift perceptions about manufacturing with students and tie manufacturing careers to creativity and technology.

PROBLEM: Manufacturers need to hire 4M workers by 2030. There are now 860,000 MFG jobs open.

SOLUTION: Increasing awareness and changing misperceptions of manufacturing among the emerging and existing workforce (including reskilling and upskilling), veterans and transitioning servicemembers, women, and students.

STUDENTS: Student engagement requires outreach to youth, parents, and teachers, by collaborating with schools, communities, and our manufacturing community to create compelling content and experiences.

2022 Events 

Workforce Development

Aermotor Windmill Technician Certification Training

Local News: Inaugural Windmill Technical Certification Training Ceremony


Business Retention & Expansion

San Angelo Regional Manufacturers Alliance (SARMA) Roundtable

-featuring Sustainment Technologies


Community Awareness

San Angelo ISD & Ethicon STEM2D Symposium

  1. Session One - Ethicon Introduction
  2. Session Two - Angelo State University
  3. Session Three - Howard College - Feb 7, 2023
  4. Session Four - Ethicon Site Tour - TBD


Manufacturing Plant Tours/Visits

1.   Long Industries, Inc.


2.   Principal LED

We will be updating our page frequently with photos of the events listed above.