Manufacturing Day 2014 Smashes Goals

Manufacturing Day 2014 Smashes Goals

Plastics Business

Manufacturing Day 2014 exceeded all expectations, with events extending far beyond Oct. 3 to officially wrap up on Dec. 12. Manufacturing Day is an annual national event, executed at the local level by more than a thousand manufacturers across North America that host students, teachers, parents, job seekers and other local community members at open houses designed to showcase modern manufacturing technology and careers.

A total of 1,679 events were held across North America, in all 50 states, three Canadian provinces and Puerto Rico. More than a dozen virtual events were held, allowing participants to join in from anywhere. Discovery Education and Alcoa hosted the largest virtual event – with more than 100,000 students participating.

Based on data collected from host company evaluations, more than 260,000 people participated in live events. This brings the total number of individuals involved with Manufacturing Day activities to nearly 400,000. President Barack Obama attended his first Manufacturing Day event, an open house at Millennium Steel Service in Princeton, Indiana.

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