Why is National Manufacturing Month important to recognize?

October is National Manufacturing Month and it was established in 2012. That is only eight years ago for an industry that has been part of America’s economy for hundreds of years. History reports that in 1790 Samuel Slater opened the first factory for textile manufacturing in the United States. And now in 2020, we have more than 500,000 manufacturing organizations working hard to meet business and consumer demands in this country.

Ultra takes great pride in creating a history of 21st-century manufacturing for future generations. For this industry to continue growing we need to….

Pass on invaluable expertise to the younger workforce.

Learn new processes to improve productivity.

Utilize technology to create safer and more efficient work environments.

Innovate to deliver greater precision and customization.

Here are a few stats from the National Association of Manufacturers that further highlight the importance of the manufacturing industry in the United States.