MFG Day is an opportunity to promote the importance of manufacturing on a local, national and global level. Companies across industry come together dedicating time and effort to connect with young professionals and educate the next generation of manufacturers. The Manufacturing Day Mission Address common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their 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. When is Manufacturing Day? Manufacturing Day occurs every year on the first Friday in October. This year MFG Day falls on October 4, 2019. In 2018, the President of the United States signed an official proclamation acknowledging National Manufacturing Day.