If you are in and around the manufacturing industry like we are here at Cerasis, then you know that today is National Manufacturing Day!
U.S. manufacturing is central to the foundation of our economy, and the U.S. manufacturing sector is as competitive as it has been in decades for new jobs and investment. As the President said in his remarks at Northwestern University, “…with dedicated, persistent effort, we have been laying the cornerstones of this new foundation for growth and prosperity. The first cornerstone is new investments in the energy and technologies that make America a magnet for good, middle-class jobs”.
In fact, there is now a Presidential Proclamation declaring today national Manufacturing day:
On National Manufacturing Day, more than 1,600 American 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.
When our manufacturing base is strong, our entire economy is strong. Today, we continue our work to bolster the industry at the heart of our Nation. With grit and resolve, we can create new jobs and widen the circle of opportunity for more Americans.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 3, 2014, as National Manufacturing Day. I call upon the people of the United States to observe this day with programs and activities that highlight the contributions of American manufacturers, and I encourage all Americans to visit a manufacturer in their local community.
Luckily, as we celebrate Manufacturing Day 2014 across this great United States of America, I was asked to be the very first guest on Milwaukee Empire’s new podcast show to talk about my views on manufacturing. I touch on such subjects as:
- Manufacturing efficiency through improved technology & operations
- The Skills Gap
- Importance of maintaining higher profit margins and healthy bottom lines to better contribute to the GDP
- The Multiplier effect…
- And More!
You can watch the entire podcast below. I hope you have a great weekend and Happy Manufacturing Day!