Joe Robach office reminded residents this week that October is “Manufacturing Month” in New York. New Yorkers are encouraged to participate in 60 events taking place across the state throughout the month as an effort to promote and educate residents on the importance of the industry on the economy. Dozens of New York manufacturing companies are opening their doors and inviting the community to join them in company tours, presentations and various workshops in support of this annual national event.

In a press release issued by his office, Joe Robach explained that Manufacturing Day provides an opportunity for companies to showcase their industry practices and innovative products, and the highly skilled jobs available in advanced manufacturing fields. “It’s important to remember that the manufacturing sector continues to play an important role in our region,” said Joe Robach.

Manufacturing Day this year comes on the heels of recent actions to improve the business climate in New York. This year, the State implemented tax reforms that speak directly to the needs of businesses, including a real property tax credit against corporate and personal income taxes, as well as the elimination of the corporate income tax rate for Upstate manufacturers.

Companies in all ten regions across New York State specializing in areas ranging from aerospace to optics and photonics are hosting events to engage the public and highlight the State’s strengths in advanced manufacturing and research and development. A full list of events happening across the State on Manufacturing Day can be found HERE.

New York State’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership Centers, funded through Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, are also hosting several events across New York.

About Manufacturing Day

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, National Association of Manufacturers, Manufacturing Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and guest producer Industrial Strength Marketing provide the centralized support necessary to coordinate this nationwide array of simultaneous events.

For more information, Joe Robach encourages residents to contact his local office.