Build student awareness of career and educational opportunities related to manufacturing.


Open your doors and host your future workforce. Build an awareness of the viable career opportunities available.


Host and connect with students in career exploration activities.


Sponsor local high school students interested in careers in advanced manufacturing.

A Celebration of Modern Manufacturing

Manufacturing Day (MFG Day), the largest annual event to promote manufacturing in the United States, helps show the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to open their doors to students, parents, teachers and community leaders.
Now in its tenth year, the Wayne County MFG Day empowers manufacturers and post-secondary technical schools and colleges to join together, to inspire the next generation.
Through this collective effort, MFG Day encourages youth to pursue the skills needed to qualify for long-term, high-paying and rewarding careers in this secure and growing sector of the economy.

The Manufacturing Day Mission

Manufacturing Day addresses 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.

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, MFG Day empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.