October 8, 2013
21 PMPA member shops across the country took part in MFG Day 2013.
Here are some photos and some lessons learned:
Lesson 1: Pride of Job. The hosts at the various shops were obviously proud of the work that they do and the equipment that they use.
Lesson 2: People doing the work connected with the attendees. In nearly every case hosts- guides, speakers and demonstrators- were the actual workers on the machines.
Lesson 3: Connection and interest existed in attendees.
Lesson 4: Manufacturing is an area worthy of career consideration. ask the hundreds of attendees to PMPA member shops hosting MFG. Day Events.
Manufacturing Day participation by PMPA member companies helped to change the perception of Manufacturing in the minds of attendees- some of whom we will employ as our future workforce.
And in their communities.
Next year, we hope that you can open your shop to the local community and potential workforce as part of MFG Day 2014. Our 2013 experience tells us that you’ll be glad that you did.
October 4, 2013
Today is Manufacturing Day.
The purpose of Manufacturing Day is to highlight the opportunities for skilled people to find rewarding career opportunities.
PMPA Companies hosting MFG Day Activities
EMC Precision Opens shop to students and community
For resources to find a career PMPA Career Resources Page
For Career Training Database
Fast Facts about U.S. Manufacturing
- In 2012, manufacturers contributed $1.87 trillion to the economy, up from $1.73 trillion in 2011. This was 11.9 percent of GDP. For every $1.00 spent in manufacturing, another $1.48 is added to the economy, the highest multiplier effect of any economic sector. 1
- Manufacturing supports an estimated 17.2 million jobs in the United States—about one in six private-sector jobs. Nearly 12 million Americans (or 9 percent of the workforce) are employed directly in manufacturing.2
- In 2011, the average manufacturing worker in the United States earned $77,060 annually, including pay and benefits. The average worker in all industries earned $60,168.3
- Manufacturers in the United States are the most productive in the world, far surpassing the worker productivity of any other major manufacturing economy, leading to higher wages and living standards.4
- Manufacturers in the United States perform two-thirds of all private-sector R&D in the nation, driving more innovation than any other sector.5
- Taken alone, manufacturing in the United States would be the 10th largest economy in the world.6
Consider a career in Manufacturing. We’re actually hiring.