Manufacturers often struggle with attracting talent to an industry that may not seem attractive to those entering the job market. Since 2011, manufacturers now have a special day to showcase the innovation and processes that are unique to their industry.
Manufacturing Day, also known as MFG Day, celebrates manufacturing businesses and strives to create interest in manufacturing careers. Many manufacturers open their doors to the public or host events to allow young adults or other potential job seekers the opportunity to see the excitement that comes with manufacturing. Among the topics discussed include innovative technologies such as additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, and robotics that have become commonplace in many manufacturing environments. In addition, this allows manufacturers to dispel myths about working in the industry, such as that manufacturing is not clean, unsafe, or manual labor-intensive.
As Manufacturing Day is held on the first Friday of October each year, the 2020 event will be held this Friday, October 2. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many manufacturers are opting out of in-person events and replacing them with virtual events. However, there are still many opportunities to celebrate your business, its future, and Manufacturing Day in general. Consider the following:
- Consider holding a webinar to discuss your business’s story including how your manufacturing operation has evolved throughout your company’s history.
- Display a virtual plant tour on your website, highlighting your employees or new technologies.
- Use social media to start a conversation about manufacturing and the importance to your community.
Connect with other manufacturers, industry groups, or supporters of your industry.
- Some industry groups may be hosting events where you can participate.
- Thank your employees for their ongoing contributions to your organization.
From our team at HBK Manufacturing Solutions, we wish each of you a Happy Manufacturing Day!
To speak with a member of HBK Manufacturing Solutions, call 330-758-8613 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.