Five Tips for a Great MFG Day
Nearly 2,800 events were held last year and one
of every nine took place in Michigan. From open
houses to block parties to job fairs, MFG Day allows
students, parents, teachers, counselors and local
leaders to see manufacturing careers in a new light.
Every MFG Day event is different but they all
make an impact. What impact will yours have on
your local community? Here are five common types
of events to consider to celebrate on 10/4/19:
Plant tours: Open your doors and invite your
community in. This is the most straight-for-
ward event for MFG Day. Share your products
and your passion with the next generation. Tips
to make it great are available at mimfg.org .
Multi-company events or local expos: Want to
focus on the industry more than your specific
business? Partner with other businesses to host a
tour day! You can rent a tour bus, set up stops
along the way, provide some snacks and make it a
memorable day of manufacturing for your town.
Job fairs: Invite tomorrow’s talent to visit you
today! Work with local employment associations
like Michigan Works! to host opportunities to
build employer-employee connections and turn
MFG Day into a hiring event. Helpful strategies
are available at mimfg.org .
Educational fairs: Go to where the kids are
and work with local high schools, community
colleges and universities to host an event where
students can learn more about your business
without any pressure.
Celebrations of the manufacturing community:
Reach out to your existing partners in the
community and make a day of manufacturing
fun! Service providers, local associations and
economic development groups can all lend a hand
to make this year’s MFG Day one to remember.
Register your event at www.mfgday.com or
contact MMA’s Brett Gerrish, at 517-487-8533, to
help get the word out across Michigan. Join the
thousands of other manufacturers across North
America in celebrating MFG Day 2019!