MFG DAY, an annual celebration of modern manufacturing that takes place in October, is meant to inspire the next generation. The 2017 SWI- MA event hosted over 1,100 people, including 550 students. There were 68 exhibitors. The event will feature 75+ exhibitors this year and will also include a job fair that will connect job-seekers and manufacturing companies.
The following will be celebrated by SWI-MA on October 16-17, 2018:
A PROCLAMATION by the Governor naming October Idaho Manufacturing Month
VIP RECEPTION AND AWARDS PRINTATION – SWI-MA members, expo attendees, manufacturers, industry supporters and legislators are all invited
EXPO “MADE HERE!” (10/17), Open to the Public & Free! Exhibitors will be displaying the products they make here in Idaho. There will also be demonstrations of 3-D printers, robotics, drones and other industrial equipment.
STUDENT EXPO SESSION (11am-2pm) is open to secondary and post-secondary students, educators, and school groups. See the Educator tab.
GENERAL PUBLIC & JOB FEAIR SESSION (3pm-6pm), for those who are interested in manufacturing or related industries
The 2018 event will feature:
75+ Exhibitors from the Manufacturing and Industry Sector
More than 1,500 attendees, including students and the general population
Open to all
Micron STEM Bus Mobile Lab
College of Southern Idaho Mobile Cheese Manufacturing Lab
Local manufacturing companies displaying the wide range of locally made products
Presentations with robots, drones, and other technology
Why does Manufacturing Day exist?
Many people think of manufacturing environments as dangerous, dark places that are only for low-skilled workers. MFG DAY is a day for manufacturers to show what modern manufacturing looks like.