The Chemung County Chamber of Commerce and its MFG Day Task Force are pleased to announce the regional celebration of National Manufacturing Day (MFG Day). National MFG Day is the first Friday of October each year. The purpose of this event is to bridge the talent gap for the manufacturing industry by showcasing the importance and potential of modern manufacturing while inspiring the next generation of creators.

“Made in the Southern Tier” MFG Day events kick off with a MFG Day Expo on Friday, October 6th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Building #1 at Greater Southern Tier BOCES. There will be a media event before the expo @ 8:45a.m., with remarks from officials including Senator Thomas O’Mara, County Executive Christopher Moss, GST BOCES Director of Career and Technical Education, Robert Sherburne. The expo will feature more than twenty vendors, as well as lean manufacturing demonstrations and activities.

This expo is not open to the public, but is open to middle school, high school, BOCES, and college students and staff, as well as members of any Chamber across the Southern Tier. The suggested media arrival time is between 8:30a.m. and 8:45 a.m. on Friday, October 6th.

“Made in the Southern Tier” MFG Day events continue throughout the month of October with facility tours hosted by participating manufacturers – raising awareness and positively changing perceptions of students, educators, parents, influencers, and community leaders.

Participating manufacturers in this project include: Hardinge Inc., CAF USA, The Hilliard Corporation, IncubatorWorks, SEPAC, Siemens Energy, CemeCon, Adaptec Solutions, Chemung Supply Corporation/Evolution Edges, AM&T, Jabil Inc., HP Hood, HNI Gunlocke, Southern Tier Logistics, SEPAC, Cargill, Vulcraft, FACTooling LLC, Ward Apparatus & El Manufacturing, Mercury Aircraft, Eaton Corporation, Cameron Manufacturing, Southerntier Custom Fabricators, as well as Corning Community College Workforce Education, and the NYS Department of Labor.

The Chamber would like to thank all the event sponsors and supporters, including premiere Nickel Sponsor Kennedy Valve, Hardinge, The Hilliard Corporation, Adaptec Solutions, Cameron Manufacturing & Design, CemeCon, Eaton Corporation, Siemens Energy, CCIDA, STEG, Chemung Supply Corporation, Southerntier Custom Fabricators, Fagan Engineers, Corning Community College, IncubatorWorks, Greater Southern Tier BOCES, Chemung-Schuyler-Steuben Workforce New York, The Alliance for Manufacturing & Technology, Swift Glass, Zeiser Precast, JSEC inc., and Southern Tier Logistics. Special Thanks to the MFG Day Task Force, Career Development Council, the MFG Day Task Force and GST BOCES.

About National MFG Day: Hosted on the first Friday of October each year. The day highlights the importance of manufacturing to the economy, provides manufacturers with the opportunity to showcase the potential of modern manufacturing, and fosters interest in its many rewarding careers. As manufacturers seek to fill 4 million high skill, high-tech and high-paying jobs over the next decade, MFG Day empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges and build excitement about manufacturing careers so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.

Chemung County Chamber of Commerce: NEWS RELEASE
400 East Church Street, Elmira, NY 14901
Phone: (607) 734-5137, Fax: (607) 734-4490
Website: www.chemungchamber.org
E-Mail: info@chemungchamber.org
For more information, please contact the Chamber or visit www.chemungchamber.org or for more information about
National MFG Day, please visit www.mfgday.com