FMA Presents “How Manufacturing Drives the Economy”


Manufacturing Day℠ is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Although Manufacturing Day officially occurs on the first Friday in October— this year is Oct 7, 2016 —any day can be a Manufacturing Day.

MFG 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.

Supported by a group of industry sponsors and co-producers, 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.

Watch the live Fabricators and Manufacturers Association International presentation “How Manufacturing Drives the Economy”

Featured speakers for this event are:

  • Stephen Gold, President & CEO of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI)
  • Scott Mayer, Chairman & CEO of QPS Employment Services
  • Dr. Chris Kuehl, Managing Partner of Armada Corporate Intelligence and Economic Analyst for FMA
  • Kenneth Voytek, Chief Economist for the NIST MEP Program


For the unedited version, see the player below.

(Skip to 11:28 for beginning of the presentation)