Across the United States, individuals, schools and businesses are celebrating the history and future of the manufacturing industry today, October 5th – also known as Manufacturing Day.
The mission of Manufacturing Day, celebrated every year on the first Friday in October, is to clear up some common misconceptions about American manufacturing, improve the skilled labor workforce, get connected with the next generation of workers, and ensure the industry’s prosperity for years to come.
Manufacturing continues to play a vital role in the U.S. economy and throughout the world. Here are just a few important facts about this industry and its impact and importance:
- An estimated 18.5 million private-sector jobs in the U.S. are supported by the manufacturing industry.
- The average manufacturing worker earns more than $77,000 a year.
- Manufacturing comprises nearly 12% of the United States’ GDP.
- Every $1.00 spent in manufacturing creates $1.40 for our economy.
This industry offers exciting opportunities for those interested in high-paying, highly skilled jobs, working with a wide range of cutting edge technologies including the CNC accessories that improve machining efficiency and productivity. More importantly, there are more jobs than workers available, with more than 84 percent of manufacturers reporting a shortage in qualified workers.
CNC Indexing & Feeding Technologies products are among the common CNC accessories you’ll find in today’s manufacturing centers. From rotary tables to high pressure coolant systems, we offer the best options for improving machining efficiency and production for your workshop.