MFG Day 2020: A Recap

MFG Day 2020 faced extraordinary challenges this year, but thanks to a mobilized grassroots movement of manufacturers and key partners nationwide, more students, parents, teachers and educators had access to the real picture, and people, of modern manufacturing than ever before.

Here is a highlight reel of this year’s record-setting MFG Day:


Thank you to all the manufacturers and groups around the country who hosted events and amplified our #CreatorsWanted story, and a special thanks to our generous sponsors, including National Sponsors Salesforce, PTC and Microsoft; Platinum Sponsors Walmart and ABB; and Gold Sponsors Emerson, Siemens and Polaris.

Heroes MAKE America: Creating Pipelines of Talent

The Creators Wanted Fund supports The Manufacturing Institute’s sustained workforce programs for veterans, women, underrepresented communities, emerging workers and youth. Central to the MI’s veterans pillar is Heroes MAKE America, which provides integrated certification and career-readiness training in partnership with local community colleges to prepare transitioning service members, veterans, National Guard, reservists and military spouses for rewarding careers in manufacturing.


Recently, Working Nation brought together Babs Chase, Vice President of Military and Veterans Programs, The Manufacturing Institute, and Carol Eggert, Senior Vice President, Military and Veterans, Comcast NBCUniversal, to talk Heroes MAKE America and on the role veterans play in the civilian workforce.

Watch the interview.