It’s MFG Day!

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MFG Day addresses common misconceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is – and what it isn’t. By working together during and after MFG Day, manufacturers will begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing, and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry.

mfg aim.jpgSupported by a group of industry sponsors and co-producers, MFG Day is designed to amplify the voice of individual manufacturers and coordinate a collective chorus of manufacturers with common concerns and challenges. The rallying point for a growing mass movement, MGF Day empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.

Learn more at www.mfgday.com.

ALSO, AIM President/CEO Ray McCarty attended a MFG Day event earlier this week at Ranken Technical College, sponsored by the College and Missouri Enterprise. The keynote speaker was Dr. Phillip Singerman of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Dr. Singerman talked about the importance of manufacturing to the Missouri and national economies. Missouri Department of Economic Development Director Mike Downing presented a proclamation from Governor Nixon during the event designating October 7, 2016, as Manufacturing Day in Missouri.

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(Pictured from left: Stan Shoun – President, Ranken Technical College; Dr. Phillip Singerman – Associate Director, Innovation and Industry Services, National Institute of Standards and Technology; Mike Downing – Director, Missouri Department of Economic Development; Dusty Cruise – President and CEO, Missouri Enterprise)