SME is proud to support Manufacturing Day and help foster learning and collaboration between manufacturing companies and young creators. 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. 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. How do I participate in Manufacturing Day? Find an event near you Check out the full list of states, counties, and cities that are participating in Manufacturing Day. Learn more and register to attend. Find An Event Register to host an event Interested in hosting an event for Manufacturing Day? Open your doors to the next generation of makers and be a part of Manufacturing Day. Host An Event Who is involved with Manufacturing Day? Manufacturing companies across the nation open their facilities to the public inviting students, teachers and community leaders a chance to see what modern manufacturing looks like. Events are intended to attract a larger workforce while showcasing to the public the high tech and the variety of skills and careers that are available to the next generation of individuals considering manufacturing. When individuals have a chance to experience modern manufacturing firsthand, their attitudes and opinions about the industry shift for the better. That is why we want to inspire and recruit the next generation of manufacturing professionals. In 2018, the President of the United States signed an official proclamation acknowledging National Manufacturing Day.