Youngstown, Ohio — October 1, 2015. America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, in partnership with the Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI); Hudson Fasteners, Inc., a YBI portfolio company; and the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition (MVMC), are pleased to commemorate National Manufacturing (MFG) Day 2015.
MFG Day is an annual national event, executed at the local level that supports hundreds of manufacturers across the nation by hosting students, teachers, parents, job seekers, and other local community members at open houses designed to showcase modern manufacturing technology and careers. The goal of MFG Day is to address 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.
The day’s event will commence at YBI where Mayor John A. McNally, City of Youngstown, will officially declare October 2nd as Manufacturing Day. Next, America Makes will welcome local manufacturers and members of the MVMC to the Institute, where they will participate in an education session about additive manufacturing, commonly referred to as 3D printing, and tour of the America Makes facility. Students from the Chaney STEM School will then arrive for a separate tour of the America Makes facility. Closing remarks for the day will be given by Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13).
“It is an honor to have Mayor McNally and Congressman Ryan help all of us at the Institute and our partners at YBI, Hudson Fasteners, and the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition commemorate Manufacturing Day by recognizing the importance of manufacturing to our local and national economies,” said Rob Gorham, America Makes Director of Operations.
About America Makes
America Makes is the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. As w, America Makes is the nation’s leading and collaborative partner in AM and 3DP technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation. Structured as a public-private partnership with member organizations from industry, academia, government, non-government agencies, and workforce and economic development resources, we are working together to innovate and accelerate AM and 3DP to increase our nation’s global manufacturing competitiveness. Based in Youngstown, Ohio, America Makes is the flagship Institute for the National Network of Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) infrastructure of up to 45 Institutes to follow and is driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM). For more information about America Makes, visit http://americamakes.us.
The NCDMM delivers optimized manufacturing solutions that enhance the quality, affordability, maintainability, and rapid deployment of existing and yet-to-be developed defense systems. This is accomplished through collaboration with government, industry, and academic organizations to promote the implementation of best practices to key stakeholders through the development and delivery of disciplined training, advanced technologies, and methodologies. For additional information, visit the NCDMM at ncdmm.org.
About Manufacturing (MFG) Day
Manufacturing Day is an annual national event, executed at the local level that supports hundreds of manufacturers across the nation by hosting students, teachers, parents, job seekers, and other local community members at open houses designed to showcase modern manufacturing technology and careers. A panel of co-producers comprised of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International® (FMA), the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the Manufacturing Institute (MI), the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology – Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), and guest producer Industrial Strength Marketing (ISM), along with movie partner American Made Movie, provide the centralized support necessary to coordinate this nationwide array of simultaneous events. The national media partners for the event are the Science Channel, a division of Discovery Communications, Inc., and Edge Factor. For more information about MFG Day, visit mfgday.com.
About Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI)
The Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI) is a non-profit, social enterprise organization with a primary mission to accelerate the start-up and development of scalable, technology-based companies in northeast Ohio. For more information, visit ybi.org.
About Hudson Fasteners Inc.
Based in Youngstown, Ohio, Hudson Fasteners is a third-generation, family-owned, wholesale fastener distribution company. Since 1946, it has provided excellent customer service and a wide selection of fasteners, security fasteners, tamper proof screws, and industrial products for OEMs, distributors, government, institutional, security, and military requirements. Hudson Fasteners is also a portfolio company at the Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI). For more information about Hudson Fasteners, visit, hudsonfasteners.com.
About the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition (MVMC)
The purpose of the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition (MVMC) is to identify common challenges and opportunities, share ideas and collectively champion solutions to address the priority needs of the industry, particularly as it relates to a skilled workforce. MVMC formed to help regional manufacturers prosper, to help stabilize our economy, and to provide opportunities for individuals and families in the Mahoning Valley to earn livable wages and advance up a career pathway. As an industry led coalition, the MVMC provides a single, common voice to create public awareness of the needs of the local manufacturing industry. For more information about the MVMC, visit industryneedsyou.com.