MFG Day: A True American Celebration

Manufacturing is—and for centuries, has been— the backbone of this country.  Every single item consumers wear, use, ride, fly, watch, listen to, and play with begins with manufacturing. And as the industry is finally coming back, in a big way, so, too, is our economy, as well as our independence from importing.

This is why now, more than ever, it should be celebrated. MFG Day is occurring October 4, 2013, and it not only celebrates the industry, but educates and informs those who don’t know enough about it. According to the sponsors—a collection of industry advocates—the 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 showcasing the importance and attractiveness of careers in manufacturing, it can help a whole new generation of young people get excited about the prospect of a future in American manufacturing. In turn, it could address and solve the skilled labor shortage we are facing, and keep the country’s manufacturing advancing, growing, and moving in the right direction. It’s a wonderful opportunity for individuals and companies to get involved, and for the industry as a whole. It’s a day to spread knowledge about your particular company, and let people into your world.

At Cubic Designs, we believe wholeheartedly in this day. It is a big thing for us, and we welcome the opportunity to allow others to have an inside look at our company. For instance, we are happy to share with people the fact that we are AISC certified, and that no other mezzanines manufacturers are. This allows us to obtain building permits that others cannot, and has gotten us certified in California and Nevada—states that are normally difficult to get permits in. This is just one of the many things we are proud of and helps set us apart from others.

We encourage all manufacturers to take part in this important day, and look forward to celebrating how vital and how exciting American manufacturing is.

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