Held annually on the first Friday in October with events that continue throughout the month, MFG Day—Manufacturing Day—helps show the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to open their doors to students, parents, teachers and community leaders. 

Manufacturing powers Washington’s economy, employing 265,000 people, or about 8% of the statewide workforce. These are high-paying jobs, with an average compensation of $95,777 a year, one-sixth higher than the statewide average. We are on a mission to support doubling the Manufacturing sector by 2031. There are 8,089 manufacturing establishments in Washington, with jobs in every corner of the state that pay a total of $24.8 billion in wages each year.

We are on a mission to support doubling the Manufacturing sector by 2031. 

If you’re hosting an event in Washington State - let us know marketing@impactwashington.org

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October 4th
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (PDT)
Tour of Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Hosted by Edmonds College STEM Department

We started the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to foster a local creative culture and provide you with a runway to get your innovative entrepreneurial ideas off the ground. We’re looking for local wantrepreneurs, entrepreneurs, innovators, and startups to join this community. Together, we’ll make your ideas a tangible part of our experience and our economy.

Join Edmonds College on campus for a tour led by David Voetmann, director of the center.

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October 5th 
9:00 am – 2:00 pm (PDT)
Unlock Your Future 
Hosted By Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce & HUB Sports Center 
Impact Washington is proud to be part of this event again for 2022.  This event sponsored by the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce will provide an opportunity for middle school students to learn about career options that do not require a traditional 4-year college degree. Local employers from the Manufacturing, Construction, Trades and Medical industries have joined in to share information about their industry and potential careers with students. Students will have the opportunity to meet with various companies from the area and learn more about options for careers right out of high school.
  • Target grades: Middle School 6th-8th
  • Target industries: Manufacturing, Construction, Medical, Trades
  • Event Times: 9:00am – 2:00pm (60-75 minute sessions)
  • 3 Session at 75 minutes: 9:30am-10:45am / 11:00am-12:15pm / 12:30pm-1:45pm
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October 5th
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (PDT)

Manufacturing Fair
Hosted by Edmonds College

Join Impact Washington on campus for a tour at the: Manufacturing Fair led by Su Nelson, the STEM Manager at Edmonds College.

Visit and network with local employers, including Impact Washington, Crane Aerospace, Royell Manufacturing, and ACS Cutting Solutions. Light refreshments will be provided.

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October 6th
10:00 - 11:30 am or 3:00 - 4:00 (PDT)
Visit the Advanced Manufacturing Skills Center (AMSC)
Hosted by Edmonds College STEM Department

This is an organized tour of the Advanced Manufacturing Skills Center (AMSC) led by Sheila Durham, Associate Director of Washington Aerospace Training & Research Center (WATR) and Cindy Fisher, Retention Specialist at AMSC. Come learn about Aerospace, Creative Technology, Marine, and AI & Robotics!

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October 7th
4:00 pm - 5:30 am (PDT)
Open House and Tour
Hosted By Timken Housed Units

This is an Open House for associates and contingents to invite family, friends, and community members to tour the Timken Housed Units manufacturing and warehouse facilities in Ferndale, WA.

This event is invite-only by a Timken associate or contingent. Contact Edie Hill for more information:  edie.hill@timken.com

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October 7th 
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (PDT)
Lab Tour and Meet with Students/Faculty
Hosted by Western Washington University - Polymer Materials Engineering

Polymer Materials Engineering (PME) students and faculty will be hosting lab tours from 1:00 am - 2:00 pm for anyone interested in learning more about how students and faculty are working to contribute to a circular economy with sustainable polymers and composites. Tours will include the hands-on lab spaces of the PME program, industry-sponsored research, student professional organizations, and a day-in-the-life of an engineering student! Highlights will include demonstrations of recycling and sustainability research, instruments for measuring properties, and polymer and composite manufacturing processes. Learn more about how students collaborate with local industry partners to recycle ocean plastics into new products, how students are recycling carbon fibers from scrap airplane composites parts, and hear from the PME faculty about the curriculum and other research projects.

This event is open to all and registration is not needed. Just show up to ET 113 at 1 pm and join us in Bellingham!

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October 7th
10:00 am - 3:00 pm (PDT)
Tour EvCC Advanced Manufacturing Training & Education Center (AMTEC)
Hosted by Everett Community College

Please join Impact Washington for an overview of the Everett Community College Advanced Manufacturing facility where they educate students for high-demand careers with hands-on training in engineering technology, composites, precision machining, mechatronics, welding and fabrication, aviation maintenance technology, and advanced avionics.

Contact Lisa Fritch for more information : lfritch@everettcc.edu

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October 7th
10 am - 11:30 am (PDT)
Allegion Snoqualmie 2022 MFG Day Virtual Field Trip
Hosted by Allegion PLC

Seattle-area students are invited to virtually attend Allegion's 2022 TGP MFG Day celebration. This "virtual field trip" will include live conversations with our plant leadership team as well as a look at our manufacturing facilities across the U.S., with information on jobs and technological advancements in manufacturing. An employee panel discussion will showcase different career paths, while an Allegion leader shares their journey from the manufacturing floor, too. We want to give students an inside look at how they can develop the skills needed to qualify for long-term careers in the essential and exciting manufacturing industry. Whether students are physically in the classroom this year or if they are e-learning, this will be an engaging, fun and educational virtual field trip. 

 Please contact information. Jamie Holpuch at 317-8103-025 or jamie.holpuch@allegion.com for more information. 

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October 7th
Manufacturing a 3D Smile
Hosted by iTech Preparatory School

iTech High School Sophomores enrolled in the Pre-Engineering and Design course completed a design challenge to ‘Manufacture a Smile’ as Friday, October 7th 2022 was both World Smile Day and National Manufacturing Day.

Vancouver iTech Preparatory is a grades 6-12, early college, STEM-focused program created and operated by Vancouver Public Schools on the campus of Washington State University Vancouver. Supported by partnerships with business/industry and higher education, iTech combines STEMscience, technology, engineering and mathwith liberal arts by integrating art and design principles into research and problem-based learning.

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October 7th-14th
Manufacturing Week 2022
Hosted by Association of Washington Business (AWB)

AWB’s annual Manufacturing Week bus tour and video series raises awareness of the role manufacturing plays in our state and supports the successful growth of our state’s manufacturing sector.This annual cross state bus tour raises awareness of the role manufacturing plays in Washington state, supports the successful growth of our state's manufacturing sector, and also gives us the opportunity to spotlight some of our state's manufacturers who are contributing to their communities and the state economy in innovative and impactful ways. AWB's Manufacturing Week, 6 full days of facility tours, will once again shine a spotlight on Washington's makers, highlight the importance of manufacturing to the state's economic recovery and call attention to ways policy makers and others can support manufacturers. Challenges facing manufacturing include a complex regulatory environment, relatively high taxes and a skills gap making it difficult to find qualified workers.

Manufacturing spotlight videos from each tour will air throughout the month of October on MFGisWA.org and on social media.

This year’s bus tour will take place from October 6th through October 13th and we will be visiting the following areas:

  • Thursday, October 6th - Mount Vernon, Everett and Woodinville
  • Friday, October 7th -  Olympia, Tacoma and Seattle
  • Monday, October 10th - Woodland, Vancouver, Camas, Stevenson and Bingen
  • Tuesday, October 11th - Richland, Benton City and Palouse
  • Wednesday, October 12th - Liberty Lake, Spokane, Spokane Valley
  • Thursday October 13th - Moses Lake and Yakima

Impact Washington is proud to be the spotlight sponsor for the following AWB Tour locations:

  • Thursday, October 6th at GoodWind Composites in Mt Vernon, Washington
  • Monday, October 10th at Analog Devices (ADI) in Camas, Washington 
  • Wednesday, October 12th at Hotstart Thermal Management in Spokane, Washington 

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October 7th - 16th
Seattle Made Week 2022
Hosted by Seattle Made


The 8th annual Seattle Made Week is just around the corner! Join them for a weeklong celebration of products made right here in Seattle and the talented people who make them.

Not only can visitors experience Seattle’s independent culture through innovative and unique tours and event programming. You can also take a piece of Seattle home as many tours or classes offer you the opportunity to purchase gift items you tasted, toured, or tried!

Check out the schedule and mark your calendar now. Events being added weekly!

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October 9th
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (PDT)
Taste of Seattle
Hosted by Seattle Made

After six fantastic Taste events and a two-year pandemic hiatus, Seattle Made is thrilled for the return of their biggest annual event. We hope you will join us at this tasting event highlighting 25 local food and beverage producers offering samples of everything from cold brew coffee to plant-based chicken nuggets to tasty local ciders. 
Tastings located at Axis in Pioneer Square. 

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October 13th
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
Crossroads of Seattle Made
Hosted by Seattle Made

Are you a Seattle Made member, or are you a local maker, producer, or manufacturer that wants to learn more? Join Impact Washington at this event to hear about Seattle Made programming, from business assessments to the placement of youth internships at your business. 

This will be a great opportunity to connect with other small businesses. We'll also have some fun activities to spark your creativity!
They'll have complimentary beer, wine, nonalcoholic drinks, and delicious Mexican bites! Tacos el Guero will be on site providing guests delicious taco or burrito dinners.
Free - Attendance is open to Seattle Made members or prospective members only. Prospective members must manufacture a physical product within Seattle city limits. 

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October 15th
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm (PDT)
Seattle Made Trivia Night 
Hosted by Seattle Made

Test your knowledge of Seattle Made products and history.
Sign up as a team or play solo. Three rounds of trivia, 12 questions each, starting at 7:30 pm. Win $150, $100, or $75 in Seattle Made products! 
Trivia Night held at Elsom Cellars

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October 22nd
11:00 am-2:00 pm (PDT)
Lab Tour and Meet with Students/Faculty
Hosted by Western Washington University - Polymer Materials Engineering

Polymer Materials Engineering (PME) students and faculty will be hosting lab tours in the Engineering building from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. This event is for anyone interested in learning more about how students and faculty are working to contribute to a circular economy with sustainable polymers and composites. Tours will include the hands-on lab spaces of the PME program, industry-sponsored research, student professional organizations, and a day-in-the-life of an engineering student! Highlights will include demonstrations of recycling and sustainability research, instruments for measuring properties, and polymer and composite manufacturing processes. Learn more about how students collaborate with local industry partners to recycle ocean plastics into new products, how students are recycling carbon fibers from scrap airplane composites parts, and hear from the PME faculty about the curriculum and other research projects.

This event is open to all and registration is not required. Just show up to ET 113 from 11-2 in Bellingham, Washington

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October 28th
8:00 am - 9:00 am (PDT)
2022 MFG Day Virtual Field Trip
Allegion PLC: Allegion Everett

Seattle-area students are invited to virtually attend Allegion's 2022 AD Systems MFG Day celebration on Friday, October 28, from 8 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. PT. This online event will include an inside look at our manufacturing facilities across the U.S. and showcase the day in the life of a manufacturing employee. You also don't want to miss the opportunity to engage directly with our Allegion leaders on manufacturing careers today – including their own manufacturing careers – during a panel discussion and live Q&A session. Our aim is to give students an inside look at how they can develop the skills needed to qualify for long-term careers in the essential and exciting manufacturing industry.

How To Join This Event
This event will be hosted via Microsoft Teams and a link is provided when you RSVP. For a request to register, please see contact  Jamie Holpuch - 317.810.3025 or at jamie.holpuch@allegion.com

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