In just three years, National Manufacturing Day has achieved more than 1,600 manufacturing plant tours and events with an estimated 100,000+ attending. On October 2nd, President Barack Obama issued a presidential proclamation declaring October 3, 2014 National Manufacturing Day. The President stated the following in his proclamation: “On National Manufacturing Day, more than 1,600 American manufacturers will open their doors and take up the important work of inspiring our young people to pursue careers in manufacturing and engineering. Today’s science, technology, engineering, and math graduates will power the next chapter of American production and innovation, and harnessing their potential is an economic imperative. When our manufacturing base is strong, our entire economy is strong. Today, we continue our work to bolster the industry at the heart of our Nation. With grit and resolve, we can create new jobs and widen the circle of opportunity for more Americans”. View the entire proclamation.
National Manufacturing Day organizers (FMA, NIST, NAM) and guest producers (Discovery Channel, ISM, American Made Movie, EdgeFactor) salute everyone who took the time to open their plant doors to showcase their exciting and modern manufacturing plants and inform participants of the many excellent careers that are available in manufacturing.
Full release below
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release October 2, 2014
NATIONAL MANUFACTURING DAY, 2014 ——-
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION
With ingenuity and a determined spirit, hardworking
Americans are creating products and unlocking new technologies
that will shape our Nation and grow our economy. In uncertain
times, our parents and grandparents built a robust manufacturing
sector that spurred the world’s largest economy and strongest
middle class. When our generation faced an economy in free fall
and an industry on the brink of collapse, we bet on American
resilience and American workers, and today innovative
technologies, new wellsprings of manufacturing entrepreneurship,
and our country’s increasing competitiveness are fueling a
revitalization of American manufacturing. On National
Manufacturing Day, we celebrate all those who proudly stand
behind our goods and services made in America, and we renew our
commitment to winning the race for the jobs of tomorrow.
America’s manufacturers have created jobs at the fastest
pace in decades, adding more than 700,000 new jobs since
February 2010. Factories are reopening their doors and
businesses are hiring new workers; companies that were shipping
jobs overseas are bringing those jobs back to America. As we
work to rebuild a foundation of growth and prosperity, we have
an opportunity to capitalize on this momentum and accelerate the
resurgence of American manufacturing.
Ensuring that America is at the forefront of 21st century
manufacturing requires research, investment, and a workforce
with high-tech skills. That is why my Administration is
investing in regional manufacturing hubs, which bring together
private industry, leading universities, and public agencies to
solve technology challenges too significant for any one firm.
These partnerships will help develop cutting-edge technology and
train workers in the skills they need for the next generation of
American manufacturing. Across our country, we are creating
magnets that attract good, high-tech manufacturing jobs — they
have the potential to lift up our communities, spark technology
that jumpstarts new industries, and fundamentally change the way
we build things in America.
My Administration continues to encourage manufacturing
production and investment because the next revolution in
manufacturing should be an American revolution, and our Nation’s
promise of opportunity should be within the reach of everyone
willing to work for it. In response to my call to action and
as part of the first-ever White House Maker Faire, more than
90 mayors and local leaders have committed to increase access to
manufacturing spaces and equipment in their communities, and to
provide the chance for more students and adults to become Makers
and manufacturing entrepreneurs. The Federal Government is
leading the way by expanding access to more than $5 billion
worth of Federal technology. Together, we are building an
economy that works for all Americans.
On National Manufacturing Day, more than 1,600 American
manufacturers will open their doors and take up the important
work of inspiring our young people to pursue careers in
manufacturing and engineering. Today’s science, technology,
engineering, and math graduates will power the next chapter of
American production and innovation, and harnessing their
potential is an economic imperative.
When our manufacturing base is strong, our entire economy
is strong. Today, we continue our work to bolster the industry
at the heart of our Nation. With grit and resolve, we can
create new jobs and widen the circle of opportunity for more
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the
United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in
me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do
hereby proclaim October 3, 2014, as National Manufacturing Day.
I call upon the people of the United States to observe this day
with programs and activities that highlight the contributions of
American manufacturers, and I encourage all Americans to visit a
manufacturer in their local community.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this
second day of October, in the year of our Lord
two thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the
United States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth.