Open Your Doors in October for Statewide Tour of Manufacturing
- WHEN: MN Manufacturing Month, October 1-31. Most tours take place October 1-7
- WHERE: Your company
- HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Visit the Minnesota Statewide Tour of Manufacturing at mnmfg.org/statewidetour
Oct. 1-7 is Manufacturing Week in Minnesota. To celebrate, manufacturing facilities throughout the state are opening their doors for tours.
Manufacturing is crucial to the strength of Minnesota’s economy. It provides about 11 percent of the state’s gross domestic product, pays wages 16 percent higher than the state average and employs more than 321,000 people. Even though today’s manufacturing jobs are good paying, hi tech careers, many still have a negative perception of manufacturing. To overcome this perception, manufacturers throughout the state are inviting the public to visit their modern facilities. To find a tour in your area, visit The Minnesota Statewide Tour of Manufacturing at mnmfg.org/statewidetour.
Tour attendees will experience a modern manufacturing world filled with computer-controlled machines and skilled workers working side by side. Gone are the days of dark, dingy assembly lines. Rather, you will find bright, clean, safe environments filled with activity. Attendees will see firsthand how STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills are put into practice every day in today’s manufacturing industry and gain an understanding of the variety of promising careers available.
Nearly every aspect of our daily lives is somehow impacted by manufacturing. It’s no wonder that U.S. manufacturing is growing. Over the past 25 years, U.S. manufactured goods exports have quadrupled, while in Minnesota, manufacturing jobs have increased by more than 10 percent since 2010. To continue this growth, manufacturers need teams of skilled employees. The Minnesota Statewide Tour of Manufacturing exposes attendees to gratifying career opportunities in this industry.
To learn more about the skills needed and career opportunities, visit the Minnesota State Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence.
For More Information:
- Minnesota State Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence
- Jaimee Meyer, Director of Marketing and Outreach
- Office: (218) 755-2206
Minnesota Manufactured, led by Minnesota State Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence, collaborates with industry to promote careers in manufacturing in Minnesota. Minnesota State Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence is supported by Midwest Manufacturers’ Association, Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association, and Tri-State Manufacturers’ Association. To learn more, visit www.mnmfg.org.