Courtesy of Jay Inslee via Facebook

Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed October as Manufacturing Month.

The proclamation supports National Manufacturing Day, which is observed annually on the first Friday of each October.

“We must acknowledge manufacturers for their contribution during this time,” stated Impact Washington in a press release. “We need to encourage more young people to explore the possibilities of careers in modern manufacturing. Manufacturers have been essential to our pandemic response. They mobilized in historical ways to produce protective equipment to develop vaccines and treatments and supply our daily essentials.”

Impact Washington is an official endorser of Manufacturing Day.

To celebrate Manufacturing Month, a host of virtual events will be held throughout the month. Click here to learn more.

The first Manufacturing Day was celebrated in 2012, with participation throughout the United States growing since then. National Manufacturing Day seeks to bring together manufacturers, educational institutions, and companies across the country to expose students, teachers, parents, and community leaders to the opportunity and potential of manufacturing careers.

Manufacturing Day is put on by the Manufacturing Institute, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). In many areas, it has turned into a month-long event.