If you're trying to get the next generation of plastics workers excited about manufacturing, today is the day. The plastics industry is expecting record participation in Manufacturing Day 2016.
Usually held on the first Friday of October, Manufacturing Day was started to boost the image of U.S. manufacturing and inspire the next generation of makers to seek careers in manufacturing. But the spirit of the day should not be confined to Oct. 7, said SPI's Katie Masterson, senior program manager for industry affairs.
In addition to events throughout the month, “every day can be Manufacturing Day,” she said.
This year will be the fourth the plastics industry trade group the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. sponsored the nationwide event, which is produced by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International; the National Association of Manufacturers and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, part of the U.S. Commerce Department's Institute of Standards and Technology. But it is Masterson's second year rallying the effort and encouraging more plastics industry participation.