MFG Day/ Month - October 1, 2021

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Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) is an opportunity for manufacturers to highlight what's taking place on factory floors across the country and to energize a future pipeline of skilled workers. An annual event that occurs on the first Friday of October, MFG Day is an occasion during which manufacturers open their doors to showcase the potential of modern manufacturing and foster interest in manufacturing careers. And in Vermont the entire month of October has become part of a growing national Manufacturing Day initiative. Organizations show the public what manufacturing really looks like through more than 3,000 events in each of the 50 states and Puerto Rico with more than 325,000 students, parents, and community members attending.
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. Are you a manufacturer or organization interested in hosting an event? To register or find events, access toolkits and hear creator's stories, visit MFG Day.
Additive manufacturing is the secret weapon for small to medium-sized manufacturers who create highly customized products and are looking to improve their industrial tooling processes. MEP National Network representative Dave Pierson shares how AM can help small businesses compete against larger industrial players. Read his complete article at this link.
Contact Christopher Coulter, VMEC Advanced Manufacturing Technology Advisor, for more information on Additive Manufacturing and other Industry 4.0 technologies.
Supply chain issues can be daunting, but U.S. manufacturers that want to locate domestic products and capabilities can find much of what they need in the U.S. Not only can you reduce your risk of supply chain disruptions, but you can benefit from expanding your network, gaining market insights and tapping into expert advisors. Read how here.
Howard Switser, VMEC Professional Manufacturing and Business Growth Advisor, is the Supplier Scouting program lead in Vermont and can help manufacturers post requests for suppliers and respond to opportunities posted on Classifieds Forum.
Systems and Solutions focused on Strategies, Products, Processes, Technologies and People
As Vermont’s Trusted Advisor and Go-To Resource for manufacturers and organizations throughout the state, we continue to bring you learning and continuous improvement opportunities through consulting, coaching and hands-on implementation support for leaders and workers. 
Ranging from 45 minute introductory sessions to multi-week courses, check out what we have to offer you this summer and fall - Technology Demos, Compliance, Quality, IT & Cybersecurity, Continuous Improvement, TWI Job Instruction, Exporting, Pull System Design, Food Safety and Process Improvement. Check out our schedule here and visit often as we'll be adding more opportunities!
Contact us at (802) 728-1432, or connect with your
VMEC Business Advisor at this link
Vermont's Trusted Advisor 
and Go-To Resource for Manufacturing
Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center | Post Office Box 12, Randolph Center, VT 05061
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 9:00am