ROCKFORD, IL — The roster of Manufacturing Day 2015 sponsors grows again as Grainger recently pledged its support to this national movement at the Silver level.
Manufacturing Day sponsors provide the resources to support manufacturers participating in the program, a grassroots effort by U.S. manufacturers to improve public perception of manufacturing in America by coordinating awareness-raising activities at a variety of locations across the country on Oct. 2.
Grainger was No. 3 on Industrial Distribution's 2014 Big 50 List.
Manufacturing Day is an annual national event, executed at the local level, that supports hundreds of manufacturers across the nation as they host students, teachers, parents, job seekers and other local community members at open houses designed to showcase modern manufacturing technology and careers. A panel of co-producers comprised of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the Manufacturing Institute (MI), the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), and guest producer Industrial Strength Marketing (ISM) provide the centralized support necessary to coordinate this nationwide array of simultaneous events. The national media partners for the event are Edge Factor and the Science Channel and the national movie partner is American Made Movie.
“The co-producing organizations appreciate the support of Grainger which, in addition to providing sponsorship support, has scheduled six open house events on Manufacturing Day in its regional facilities in Seattle, San Jose, Ft. Worth, Atlanta, and Addison (IL) and created web feature at grainger.com/manufacturingday,” said Ed Youdell, president and CEO of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association. “In addition, they are allowing us to publicize their Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship Program on mfgday.com/scholarships in the hope of reaching many of the thousands of students who will participate in Manufacturing Day events.”