The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is joining with companies, students, professional business associations, and government leaders from around the nation to celebrate Manufacturing Day this Oct. 6, 2017.
Manufacturing Day focuses public attention on the significant role of manufacturing in economic sustainability and growth, while highlighting the many career paths in the field for young people. Initiated in 2012, Manufacturing Day brings together leaders and stakeholders for a daylong celebration consisting of company tours, presentations at schools, career workshops, and other events and festivities.
“ASME pays tribute to Manufacturing Day and the collective effort to heighten public awareness of manufacturing,” said Charla K. Wise, president of ASME. “As an organization with ongoing outreach programs focused on students, we are especially encouraged to see career programs that are part of the celebration.”
ASME has maintained a strong affinity to manufacturing over most of the organization’s 137 year history. Among other activities, the Society develops codes and standards for manufacturers and has members active in the ASME Manufacturing Group which encompasses materials handling, plant operations, process equipment, and other disciplines. In addition, ASME recently named manufacturing as one of five initial core technologies that will guide the Society’s programs and activities in the near term.
ASME has a membership of 130,000 engineering professionals, academics and students.