October is Manufacturing Month

18 Oct 2019

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October is Manufacturing Month! Created to show the reality of modern manufacturing, Manufacturing Month and Manufacturing Day help employers show their communities what manufacturing is really about.

 FUN FACT: Manufacturing accounts for 87.9% of Iowa’s exports.

The first Friday of October is Manufacturing Day, a day focused on showcasing what manufacturing is and dispelling myths of what it isn’t. Many companies throughout the nation hosted events to give students and community members a chance to step into the manufacturing realm and learn more about the industry. The goal of Manufacturing Day is to affect the public perception of manufacturing, to allow the public to experience real manufacturing environments and expose the negative thoughts and stereotypes associated with the industry.

 DID YOU KNOW: there are 2,967 MFG Day events planned across the country in October 2019?

There are a variety of manufacturing companies in the Corridor Region.

 DID YOU KNOW: Taken alone, manufacturing in the U.S. would be the 9th largest economy in the world?

These companies have many different jobs available with projected growth over the next few years. Many careers in manufacturing are middle-skill jobs, meaning that they require some training past high school, but do not require a bachelor’s degree. Elevate Iowa has resources on manufacturing jobs in the state including Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machining, industrial automation, industrial maintenance, machining, manufacturing technician, robotics, tool & die, transportation & logistics and welding technician. If you're an employer and would like information on resources that can assist you in upskilling your workforce, check out these resources from the October Future Ready Iowa Employer Summit.


To learn more about Manufacturing and Manufacturing Month, visit Elevate Iowa or Manufacturing Day’s websites!