MADISON – Friday is Manufacturing Day in the U.S. and a great time for the Wisconsin media to educate the public about hometown manufacturers and products. Wisconsin manufacturers sustain nearly 450,000 workers and the sector contributes $50 billion to the state’s gross domestic product, which is 20 percent of GDP.
There are a number of online resources for Manufacturing Day available.
Manufacturing Day has been designed to expand knowledge about and improve general public perception of manufacturing careers and manufacturing’s value to the U.S. economy. Manufacturing Day is for students, parents, educators, media, customers, suppliers and the community at large. WMC and the National Association of Manufacturers and other manufacturing trade groups are encouraging the celebration of manufacturuing.
In Wisconsin, we are celebrating Manufacturing Month in October and Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), the state’s Chamber of Commerce and largest business trade association, is encouraging the media to contact local manufacturers to promote what’s made right in your hometown or area.
Call your hometown manufacturers (or local chamber of commerce) to see what they make, and produce a feature story or profile on local products and manufacturers.
Friday, October 5 or the entire month of October.
Governor Scott Walker has signed a proclamation declaring October as manufacturing month.
Changing the Dialogue: Selling Manufacturing One Conversation At a Time
(Guest Column by Jim Morgan, WMC Foundation President)
WMC Manufacturing Month website
If you would like an interview with an expert on manufacturing and its importance to our state, please call the WMC team.
Jim Pugh, (608) 219-0157
Katy Pettersen, (608) 258-3400