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Manufacturing Day Welcomes CNA and Reliance Steel as Bronze Sponsors for 2015

Rockford, IL – The roster of Manufacturing Day 2015 sponsors has added two key supporters as the following companies pledged their support to this national movement. CNA Insurance and Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. both renewed their Bronze sponsorships — CNA for a third year and Reliance for a second year.

Manufacturing Day sponsors provide the resources to support manufacturers participating in the program, a grassroots effort by U.S. manufacturers to improve public perception of manufacturing in America by coordinating awareness-raising activities at a variety of locations across the country on October 2, 2015.

Manufacturing Day is an annual national event, executed at the local level, that supports hundreds of manufacturers across the nation as they host students, teachers, parents, job seekers and other local community members at open houses designed to showcase modern manufacturing technology and careers. A panel of co-producers comprised of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the Manufacturing Institute (MI), the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), and guest producer Industrial Strength Marketing (ISM) provide the centralized support necessary to coordinate this nationwide array of simultaneous events. The national media partners for the event are Edge Factor and the Science Channel and the national movie partner is American Made Movie .

“The co-producing organizations appreciate the support of CNA which has demonstrated its belief in the manufacturing sector and the need to inspire a new generation of manufacturing talent. Reliance Steel and Aluminum, as a major material supplier to the metal fabrication segment of the industry, also deserves our gratitude for its support of programs that introduce young people to the industry.  We are grateful for the continued support of these organizations, which are so dedicated to serving their respective sectors of manufacturing,” said Ed Youdell, president and CEO of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association.

To learn more about Manufacturing Day, visit Organizations that wish to become involved as official sponsors should call 888-394-4362 or email .

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