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Public Perception of Manufacturing Appears to Be Changing

There is a massive movement underway as the manufacturing community works to change its reputation as a dark, dirty and dangerous place. With a looming skills shortage threatening the future of every segment, companies are doing their best to change the image of the industry via educational outreach efforts.

For example, for years the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)’s Manufacturing Institute has promoted “Manufacturing Day,” inviting thousands of manufacturers and technical schools around the country to open their doors to parents, teachers and, most importantly, students to show them the reality of modern manufacturing.

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