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What is MFG (Manufacturing) Day?

An annual event that occurs in early October, MFG DAY is a national celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. SWI- MA’s 2016 event had 30 exhibitors and hosted more than 500 attendees, including over 350 students. This year will offer more exhibitors and will be combined with a job fair to connect manufacturing companies and job-seekers.

On October 3 – 4, 2017, SWI-MA will celebrate with the following:

  • A PROCLAMATION from the Governor naming October as Idaho Manufacturing Month
  • AN INVITATION-ONLY VIP RECEPTION (SWI-MA members, manufacturers, and regional dignitaries)
  • “MADE HERE!” EXPO, featuring exhibitors showcasing the products they manufacture here in Idaho; 3-D printers, robotics demonstrations, drones, industrial equipment and hands-on displays
    • STUDENT EXPO PREVIEW from 9 to noon, open to all secondary and post-secondary students, educators and school groups
    • JOB FAIR for applicants interested in manufacturing and related industries

The celebration continues in October with:

  • PUBLIC TOURS OF LOCAL MANUFACTURERS throughout the month showcasing their plants, processes and products

This year’s event will include:

  • 50+ Manufacturing and Industry-related Exhibitors
  • 750+attendees,including students and general public
  • Job Fair, open to the public
  • Highlights include
    • Micron STEM Bus
    • College of Southern Idaho Mobile Cheese Manufacturing Lab
    • Local manufacturing companies showing off the vast array of locally manufactured products
    • Presentations with drones, robots and more

Why Does Manufacturing Day Exist?

Manufacturing environments are often thought of as dark, dangerous places designed for low-skilled workers. MFG DAY addresses this misperception by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what modern manufacturing is really like.

Event Schedule

PARTICIPATE IN ANY — OR ALL — OF THESE EVENTS:

Download Participation Flyer

Download Event Flyer

ATTEND THE VIP RECEPTION

Join SWI-MA members, manufacturers, legislators and local dignitaries as we recognize area manufacturers and the important impact of the manufacturing sector on the economy. We will have comments from the Governor's office, Director Ronk from Idaho Commerce and a live signing of the Governor's proclamation noting October as Idaho Manufacturing Month.This will be a cocktail reception with appetizers. Drink coupons provided for attendees. Additional drinks are no-host.
Tuesday, October 3
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Ford Idaho Center in Nampa

  • Tickets
    • SWI-MA members —two (2) complimentary, then $20 each
    • Made Here! Sponsors —free per sponsorship level, then $20 each
    • Non-member exhibitor or manufacturer tickets —$30 each
    • Deadline to RSVP/purchase is September 20

EXHIBIT or ATTEND THE EXPO & JOB FAIR

  • Wednesday, October 4, 9:00am-3:00 p.m. (at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa)
  • Expo will be FREE and open to the public and will feature manufacturing companies, SWI-MA members and agencies
  • Exhibit booths are FREE to SWI-MA members and $100.00 for non-member manufacturers. All other exhibitors are $250.00 and subject to approval related to space and appropriateness for our mission.

Exhibitor and Job Fair Registration
Student Group Registration Form

HOST A TOUR AT YOUR MANUFACTURING FACILITY

  • At your convenience throughout the month of October
  • Register your event at www.mfgday.com. Check out their extensive resources to ensure your tour or open house goes o without a hitch! SWI-MA and its partners are here to help as well. We will promote all tours within our region with web, social media, traditional media and promotional maps, etc. What a great way to showcase what you do to other area businesses and your potential workforce!

SPONSOR TO HELP MAKE THE EVENT A SUCCESS

  • Sponsor benefits include booth space, VIP reception tickets, recognition in event promotion and SWI-MA membership credit. See Sponsor yer for more details.
  • Sponsorship levels available:
    • Gold Level Sponsor—$5,000
    • Silver Level Sponsor—$2,500
    • Bronze Level Sponsor—$1,000

Made Here! 2017 Sponsor Flyer

Sponsorship Registration

Sponsorship Information

Download Flyer Sponsorship Registration

Gold Level Sponsor — $5,000

  • Prominent logo on all promotional materials, including, but not limited to:
    • SWI-MA’s MFG Day webpage
    • event signage
    • press releases and ads
    • event program and tour maps
  • Speaking opportunity at VIP Reception on 10/3
  • 10 VIP Reception Tickets
  • Free expo booth ($250 value)
  • SWI-MA 2017-18 membership credit (up to $1000 value)

Silver Level Sponsor — $2,500

  • Logo on all promotional materials (see above)
  • Free expo booth ($250 value)
  • 5 VIP Reception Tickets
  • SWI-MA 2017-18 membership credit (up to $500 value)

Bronze Level Sponsor — $1,000

  • Company listing on all promotional materials (see above)
  • Free expo booth ($250 value)
  • 2 VIP Reception Tickets
  • SWI-MA 2017-18 membership credit (up to $250 value)

Sponsorship Registration

Information for Educators

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS:

At last year’s event, over 350 students traveled from all over Idaho to experience the interactive displays, meet manufacturers, and gain firsthand knowledge of available employers and careers.

Download Educator Flyer Student Group Registration Form

This year’s event will include:

  • STUDENT PREVIEW OF THE “MADE HERE” EXPO—
    Open to all secondary and post-secondary student groups, featuring exhibitors showcasing the products they manufacture in Idaho. Come be inspired by 3-D printers, robotics demonstrations, drones, and educational hands-on displays.
  • STEM BUS— Walk through an interactive exhibit featuring the latest trends in technology and engineering.
  • MOBILE CHEESE MANUFACTURING LAB— See the cheese making process in this display from the College of Southern Idaho.

ALL STUDENTS ARE INVITED! GIVE YOUR STUDENTS EXPOSURE TO THE OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE IN MANUFACTURING.

Enlighten your class:
You may be surprised to learn that Idaho’s manufacturing industry is strong and growing fast! By 2025, nearly 2 million manufacturing jobs in the US will need to be filled—many of them right here in our back yard.

At the hands-on displays from local manufacturers, students will discover the innovative products being made in Idaho and the exciting, well-paying careers that await them after school.

Give them a head start:
Statistically, students exposed to manufacturing are twice as likely to pursue a career in the field. Give your students the advantage of networking with the manufacturing community and learning what opportunities are available.

Take advantage of other events:
Educators are welcome to join any of the Manufacturing Day events held throughout October. Visit mfgday.com for a complete listing of events.

Highlights from Last Year

2016 Flyer

Exhibitor Information

The MADE HERE! EXPO will be open to the public and will feature manufacturing companies and related industries.

Date: Wednesday, October 4th
Time: 9:00 am -3:00 p.m.
Location: Ford Idaho Center

Expo booth details:

  • Cost: SWI-MA members - Free | Non-member Manufacturers - $100.00 | Other Exhibitors - $250.00, subject to approval related to space and appropriateness for our mission.
  • 8 x 10 exhibit booth with one table and one chair (exhibitors needing a larger area, please note below and a SWI-MA representative will contact you for details.)
  • Set-up on Tuesday, 10/3 from noon to 4:00 pm. (Larger exhibits and vehicles will need to set-up from 9-12)
  • Tear down on Wednesday immediately after the Expo until 5:00 p.m. (Contact SWI-MA to discuss other arrangements.)

Exhibitor and Job Fair Registration

MADE HERE! EXPO & JOB FAIR

Download Event Flyer

  • 50+ Exhibitors
  • 750+attendees,including students and general public
  • Job Fair--most expo exhibitors will be accepting resumes/applications
  • Micron STEM Bus
  • College of Southern Idaho Mobile Cheese Manufacturing Lab
  • Drones, robots, industrial equipment and more

Attend

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

    • Student & Educator Expo Preview
      -Free & Open to secondary and post-secondary students, educators and school groups
      Register Your Group

(Registering your group helps in our planning. Numbers don't have to be exact!)

  • Public & Job Seekers
    -Free & Open to All
    -Learn about the diverse companies and products Made Here! In Idaho
    -See firsthand the opportunities in the manufacturing industry
    -Apply for open positions with manufacturing companies participating in the job fair

 

Exhibit

  • Wednesday, October 4, 9:00am-3:00 p.m. (at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa, set-up on 10/3)
  • Expo will be open to the public and will feature manufacturing companies and related industries.
  • Exhibit booths are FREE to SWI-MA members and $100.00 for non-member manufacturers. All other exhibitors are $250.00 and subject to approval related to space and appropriateness for our mission.

Exhibitor and Job Fair Registration