National Manufacturing Day is observed annually on the first Friday in October. We celebrate those who proudly stand behind our goods and services made in America. Americans continue to develop products and unlock new technologies that grow our economy. They create jobs through entrepreneurship, and their competitiveness revitalizes American manufacturing.

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.


Find local manufacturing events, explore innovative ideas and collaborate on new technologies.  Use #MFG17 to post on social media.


Governor Chris Cristie of New Jersey proclaimed the first official National Manufacturing Day in 2012.  President Barack Obama signed the Presidential Proclamation in 2014.

Source: National Day Calendar