Manufacturing Day

National Manufacturing Day 2018

Friday, October 5, 2018

National Manufacturing Day is observed annually on the first Friday in October. MAMTC celebrates Kansas manufacturers who develop and manufacture products that grow our economy. They create jobs through entrepreneurship, and their competitiveness revitalizes American manufacturing.
On National Manufacturing Day Kansas manufacturers will open their doors and take up the important work of inspiring our young people to pursue careers in manufacturing and engineering. Today’s science, technology, engineering, and math graduates will power the next chapter of American production and innovation, and harnessing their potential is an economic imperative.

What is Manufacturing Day?

Manufacturing Day℠ is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. It addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. By working together during and after MFG DAY, manufacturers will begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing, and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry.

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Resources for Hosts

Resources for Parents and Students

Resources for Educators


Kansas MFG Day Events

Olathe, KS 
October 23, 2018 - Invitation-Only
Allegion's Olathe Operations is pleased to host its second-annual Manufacturing Day event. As an Olathe distributor and light manufacturer, we...VIEW DETAILS

American Maplan Corporation
McPherson, KS 
October 5, 2018 8:00am - 3:00pm
Scheduled facility tours, with a focus on career path opportunities for high school graduates. Flexible tour schedule, please contact event coordinator...VIEW DETAILS

McPherson, KS 
October 18, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Archrock will have an open house offering public tours from 1:00PM -3:00 PM...VIEW DETAILS

Broce Manufacturing
Dodge City, KS 
October 5, 2018 - Invitation-Only
Broce Manufacturing will be hosting approximately 100 HS students through their manufacturing facility. The goal is to inform and educate the...VIEW DETAILS

McPherson, KS 
October 18, 2018 10:00am
Chemstar, the world's leading industrial starch polymer specialists will open their doors for presentations and a facility tour at 10:00 on October... VIEW DETAILS

CHS McPherson Refinery
McPherson, KS 
October 5, 2018 11:00am
The CHS Refinery at McPherson employs more than 700 staff throughout the state, transporting and processing about 100,000 barrels per day of... VIEW DETAILS

City of Fort Scott. Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce, Fort Scott Community College
Fort Scott, KS 
October 5, 2018 8:00am - 1:00pm
Middle school students, high school students, and the community will be able to tour three of six participating manufacturing plants in the Ft...VIEW DETAILS

Collins Bus Corporation
South Hutchinson, KS 
October 15, 2018 - Invitation-Only
Private tour with local school district...VIEW DETAILS 

Curtis Machine Company, Inc
Dodge City, KS 
October 5, 2018 - Invitation-Only
25 High School Students to Visit...VIEW DETAILS

Great Plains Manufacturing
Salina, KS 
October 17, 2018 - Invitation-Only
Opportunity for high school students to see what we do and what type of jobs we have available...VIEW DETAILS

Harper County Transition to Career
Attica, KS 
October 5, 2018 8:00am
We will tour local manufacturers in the county during the morning and have lunch at Cox Machine after tours...VIEW DETAILS

Kuhn Krause
Hutchinson, KS 
October 15, 2018 - Invitation-Only
Private tour with local school district...VIEW DETAILS 

Labette Community College/Workforce Education Dept.
Parsons, KS 
October 18, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Come join LCC for it's second year in hosting Manufacturing Day. We will have several employers here set up and ready to share information and... VIEW DETAILS

McPherson Industrial Development Company
McPherson, KS 
October 5, 2018 - Invitation-Only
McPherson Kansas has reached out to the SFLTAP Center to invite Transitioning Service Men and Women to attend a special networking event during... VIEW DETAILS

Midtown Signs, LLC
Kansas City, KS 
October 5, 2018 1:00pm
Students can see the sign manufacturing process from start to finish. We discuss every step starting with design, permitting, approval process,... VIEW DETAILS

Plastic Packaging Technologies - Kansas City
Kansas City, KS 
October 23, 2018 - Invitation-Only
Open House with Presentation and Tour by one of the Leaders in Flexible Packaging Manufacturing in North America...VIEW DETAILS

Power Flame Inc.
Parsons, KS 
October 5, 2018 10:00am
Power Flame is partnering with the USD 503 school district (8th grade class) to host a short presentation and tour of our manufacturing facility... VIEW DETAILS

Saint-Gobain CertainTeed
McPherson, KS 
October 5, 2018 at 8:30am and October 10, 2018 at 6:00pm
We will showcase not only our current facilities but opportunities for future employment and growth within our company. We will also showcase...8:30am. VIEW DETAILS 6:00pm. VIEW DETAILS

Seward County Community College/Industrial Division
Liberal, KS 
October 11, 2018 3:30pm
Thirteen programs will be hosting industry representatives in their respective disciplines. It is open to area high schools and the community.... VIEW DETAILS

Summit Truck Bodies
Wathena, KS 
October 5, 2018 8:00am - 2:30pm
Summit Truck Bodies, a custom manufacturer of service and lube truck bodies will be hosting a manufacturing event to educate those that are unfamiliar... VIEW DETAILS

Superior Boiler Works
Hutchinson, KS 
October 15, 2018 - Invitation-Only
Private tour with local school district...VIEW DETAILS

The Bradbury Co., Inc.
Moundridge, KS 
October 4, 2018 8:30am
Join us for tours of our facility and plants. This year we will also have a career event which will showcase employees from our various departments.... VIEW DETAILS

The Grasshopper Company
Moundridge, KS 
October 5, 2018
The Grasshopper Company will be hosting tours of our manufacturing facility in Moundridge, KS for educational programs. Students will have the... VIEW DETAILS

Viega LLC
McPherson, KS 
October 5, 2018 8:00am - 3:00pm
Viega LLC will be hosting tours of our manufacturing campus. Tours will include our extrusion, molding, metal fitting and logistics divisions.... VIEW DETAILS

Washburn Institute of Technology
Topeka, KS 
October 17, 2018 8:30am - 2:30pm
Our event this year will be in conjunction with a Washburn Tech Open House inviting students, parents, educators to tour and to explore the opportunities... VIEW DETAILS

WSU Tech
Wichita, KS 
October 5, 2018 - Invitation-Only
Students will receive a tour of WSU Tech's main campus, the National Center for Aviation Training. Students will also have an opportunity to... VIEW DETAILS