Learn more about how American manufacturing drives economic growth in the U.S.
Learn more about how American manufacturing drives economic growth in the U.S.
Learn more about how American manufacturing drives economic growth in the U.S.
Manufacturing Month

Equipment helps build, feed, and power America. Manufacturing that equipment invests $159 billion into the U.S. economy and creates good-paying jobs across all 50 states. During Manufacturing Month this year, which means its a great time to thank and support the 1.3 million men and women who build that equipment.

This October, I Make America is supporting those workers by sharing widely a new video and running a public affairs campaign about the how important these jobs are. We’re also joining with a number of equipment manufacturers across the country to educate the next generation of workers, policymakers, and other important stakeholders about our industry, and the opportunities and challenges we face in the years ahead.

Here are some of the events taking place this month to help raise the profile of our industry during the month of October.

September 30 – October 4

  • Caterpillar, Lafayette, IN
    • A full week of manufacturing Tours for high school students will focus on career preparation.

October 1

  • Kolberg-Pioneer, Yankton, SD
    • I Make America Event-in-a-Box and Take a Break campaign

October 3

  • John Deere, Moline, IA
    • Manufacturing Day event at JD Seeding

October 4 (Manufacturing Day)

  • Volvo Construction Equipment, Shippensburg, PA
    • Local schools visiting factory floor
  • CLASS of America, Omaha, NE
    • Local schools visiting will see farm machinery currently in the market, get up into the cabs and learn about what the machinery does, a career round table, a job hunt workshop, hands-on activities and more
  • Vermeer, Pella, IA,
    • Local schools will be invited to visit the Vermeer Pella and Freeman campuses to participate in hands-on activities related to STE(a)M and manufacturing. More than 600 local students from eight different schools flooded the floors of Vermeer Corporation for this year’s Manufacturing Day event, to not only see, but experience, the strength and opportunities of manufacturing. Students saw first-hand how their skills, interests and passions can directly tie to career opportunities in manufacturing and at Vermeer through more than 30 hands-on activities and in-plant tours, breaking the myth that a job in manufacturing equals a dirty job.

October 7

  •  John Deere, Davenport, IA
    • 8th Graders visit manufacturing plant

October 9

  • Graepel North America, Omaha, NE
    • I Make America Facility Tour with Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE)

October 10

  •  John Deere, Waterloo, IA
    • Manufacturing Day event at JD Engine

October 11

  • Stellar Industries, Inc., Garner, IA
    • Local high school students will attend facility tours and equipment demonstrations. They’ll speak to members of the Stellar team to learn how manufacturing impacts the community they live in.

October 18

  • LeeBoy, Lincolnton, NC
    • I Make America Event-in-a-Box and Take a Break campaign

October 28

  •  Woods Equipment, WI
    • I Make America Pancakes and Policy Tour

October 30

  • General Kinematics, IL
    • I Make America Pancakes and Policy Tour
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