On Friday afternoon, President Donald J. Trump signed a proclamation recognizing Manufacturing Day as an annual celebration on the first Friday of October. Manufacturing Day highlights development in manufacturing nationwide and provides an opportunity for American manufacturers to educate their communities on career opportunities in manufacturing. This Administration’s deregulation initiatives will promote job creation and economic growth for the manufacturing sector.
The President delivered remarks from the Oval Office, attended by several Cabinet members, fourteen visitors representing manufacturers around the United States, and Jay Timmons, President and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).
“From the founding of our Nation, from Washington to Jefferson, from Jackson to McKinley, our Nation has long understood that our strength as a country depends upon the strength of our domestic industry,” President Trump said. “We're all better off when we make, buy, and sell more products made in the USA.”
Attendees included more than a dozen American manufacturing executives belonging to the National Association of Manufacturers.
"Trade skills and labor crafts have been a part of my family for generations," said Phillip Carl, Vice President of Warwood Tool. "My family has been working with their hands, building infrastructure, and supporting manufacturers for generations, so when I had an opportunity to buy into that support role it was a no brainer. Manufacturing is the backbone of America."