The modern manufacturing industry has been in existence since the Industrial Revolution and continues to turn raw materials into finished goods. These goods include aircrafts, vehicles, appliances, as well as other components that are used to make more complex products. Once a thriving, economy-sustaining industry, the publicized increase of offshoring and resulting reductions in U.S. based operations has led to the misconception that manufacturing is a dead industry. Not so. With events such as Manufacturing Day, the goal is to educate the public regarding the manufacturing industry and increase the impact of technological innovations. This isn’t the same industry it was 50 years ago.
In order to address these common misperceptions regarding the manufacturing industry, Manufacturing Day gives all manufacturers a chance to invite the public into their world. This one day, national event, enables manufacturers to come together to inform the public about the work they do, the careers available, and the importance of a strong U.S. manufacturing industry for future generations. Computers have changed the way we work and manufacturing is no different. Manufacturing matters and seeing the advanced technologies such as CNC and CAD/CAM in action is a powerful force for students and the community.
Co-produced by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International®, Manufacturing Day is taking place on October 2nd with events scheduled across the country. As steel has been premier material for manufacturing from its earliest days, Macuch Steel is a proud supporter of the Manufacturing Day movement. Steel is an integral part of the construction industry and most large structures such as buildings, bridges, and stadiums are made with structural steel. In vehicle manufacturing, steel is still the main material for all types of fabrications.
The manufacturing industry continues to push on toward the future and events like those taking place during this year’s Manufacturing Day highlight the positive impact the manufacturing industry has on the future. Our steel products and capabilities have been supporting the manufacturing and construction industries for years and will continue to do so. Making it in America offers a world of opportunities!