Next month manufacturers across North America will
open their doors to celebrate and showcase modern
manufacturing for the sixth annual Manufacturing
DaySM on Oct. 6.
While the first Friday in October continues to be
designated as the official MFG DAY each year, those
who work in the industry know that any day can be
celebrated as Manufacturing Day because every day
is Manufacturing Day. So no matter when your event
is scheduled for, please register it today.
1. Showcase your operation and how you contribute
to the manufacturing sector, local community, and
2. Receive media attention by inviting public officials
to your event.
3. Enhance your future employee recruiting efforts
by opening the minds of the next generation
to see that this isn’t their grandfather’s
4. Develop mutually beneficial relationships with
local schools and organizations that could lead
to apprenticeship and internship programs
that create future skilled employees.
5. Take pride in being a part of the exciting
movement that is changing the perception
of modern manufacturing.
Top 5 Reasons
to Host an Event
Now Available — “Financial Ratios and
Operational Benchmarking Survey” Results
FMA’s 2017 “Financial Ratios and Operational Benchmarking Survey”
provides valuable business performance and data and can help
owners and managers determine a company’s financial health.
Financial and operational data is reported in the areas of liquidity,
profitability, asset management, debt management, value
proposition, and marketing effectiveness.
Receive a comprehensive industry checkup by comparing your
numbers to other companies’ based on the number of employees,
company type, sales volume, geographic region, and plant size.
Cost: $175 Members
Download your copy today at fmanet.org/store.
proud supporter of #MFGDay17
Join fellow fabricators who’ve already
added their events to the calendar —
sign up at mfgday.com.
Earn Your Coil Processing Certificate
at Storage & Processors in Houston
The Coil Processing Certificate Course taught by Al Zelt, director of technical sales & service at ASKO Inc.,
and Tom Hazen, consultant at T.F. Hazen Consulting, is coming to Storage & Processors on Oct. 18-19.
Reserve your seat and learn valuable information from industry experts, including:
Cost: $395 FMA Members
• Slitting, leveling, shearing, and blanking
• Function of common machines
• Material properties
• Related coil processing terminology
This course will benefit:
• New and minimally skilled process operators
• Experienced operators, engineers, designers,
setup personnel, quality control personnel,
• Managers who want to improve their knowledge
of coil processing techniques
Upon completion of the course and passing an exam, attendees will earn an industry-recognized credential.
Register at fmanet.org/training or call 888-394-4362.
The CNA Plant Tour Series is coming to South
Bend, Ind., on Sept. 21
The latest edition of the CNA Plant Tour Series will focus on valuable information to improve your operations and
strategies for the future. Frank Geyer, product manager for additive manufacturing at TRUMPF Inc., will present a
keynote on metal deposition/laser additive manufacturing technology. Plus, get insight on 3-D printing for manufacturers
from an insurance carrier perspective, followed by a tour of the General Stamping & Metalworks South Bend facility.
Register at fmanet.org/training or call 888-394-4362. Sponsored by: