American Made Movie Screenings to Celebrate Manufacturing Day Across America

Sep 29, 2014 -- Nearly 20 cities across America will offer a public screening of American Made Movie as part of their celebration of Manufacturing Day 2014.  These screenings have been arranged by manufacturers, chambers of commerce, community colleges and MEP centers in the various cities.

“The focus of Manufacturing Day is about bringing attention to manufacturing and its contributions to our economy as well as dispelling the myths that exist about the sector among people who do not have first-hand knowledge”, said Christopher Harvey, producer on American Made Movie, the official movie partner of Manufacturing Day.  “We are excited about the movie’s ability to have a positive impact on the next generation of Americans and look forward to continued partnership with these and other hosts moving forward. Our movie engages viewers in a dramatic and compelling way and we are pleased to see the way hosts are using the movie as a way to bridge manufacturing and education. We are hoping the showings will engage everyone in the participating communities from manufacturing employers and workers, to legislators, educational facilities, reporters and even consumers as being a part of the solution. By understanding where and how products are made in the United States, and supporting American manufacturers, individuals have contributed to a resurgence of American manufacturing. Manufacturing employment levels are steadily increasing, and there is hope once again that America will return to the position of manufacturing greatness it once held!”

Screenings of American Made Movie can be found in the following cities:

City                                         Contact/Sponsoring Organization    (Date)                        

Somerset, N.J.                    New Jersey Institute of Technology   (Sept. 29)                                                   

Tulsa, Okla.                        Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance   (Sept. 30)

Rockford, Ill.                       Superior Joining Technologies, Inc.  (Sept. 30)

Colorado Springs, Co.           Qualtek   (Oct. 1)

Santa Clarita, Calif.              College of the Canyons   (Oct. 2)

Bristol, Conn.                      Central Connecticut Chamber of Commerce   (Oct. 3)

Panama City, Fla.                Gulf Coast Community College   (Oct. 3)

Ames, Ia.                           Iowa Center for Industrial Research & Service   (Oct. 3)

Wayne County, Ind.             Wayne County   (Oct. 3)

Marthasville, Mo.                 Homeyer Precision Manufacturing   (Oct. 3)

Wilkesboro, N.C.                 Wilkes Chamber of Commerce   (Oct. 3)

Rocky Mount, N.C.              Rocky Mount Chamber of Commerce   (Oct. 3)

Reno, Nev.                        Washoe County   (Oct. 3)

Utica, NY                          Working Solutions/SUNYIT   (Oct. 3)

Portland, Ore.                    Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership   (Oct. 3)

Erie, Penn.                        Manufacturer & Business Association   (Oct. 3)

Oakland, Calif.                   City of Oakland   (Oct. 6)

Schenectady, N.Y.             Schenectady Community College   (Oct. 9)

Carson City, Nev.               Western Nevada College   (Oct. TBD)

 

Manufacturing Day is an annual national event, executed at the local level that supports hundreds of manufacturers across the nation that host students, teachers, parents, job seekers and other local community members at open houses designed to showcase modern manufacturing technology and careers. A panel of co-producers comprised of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the Manufacturing Institute (MI), the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), and guest producer Industrial Strength Marketing (ISM) provide the centralized support necessary to coordinate this nationwide array of simultaneous events. The national media partner for the event is the Science Channel and the national movie partner is American Made Movie.

For more information about each of the co-producers, please contact

Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.

Patricia Lee
Director of Marketing
(815) 227-8286
Email Contact

National Institute of Standards & Technology

Jennifer Huergo
Director of Media Relations
(301) 975-6343
Email Contact

National Association of Manufacturers and
The Manufacturing Institute

Matt Lavoie
Senior Director of Media Relations, Communications
(202) 637-3085
Email Contact

Industrial Strength Marketing

Joey Strawn
Integrated Marketing Director
(866) 529-8908
Email Contact




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