UT CIS Celebrates Manufacturing Day Across Tennessee

Nashville, TN (October, 2015) - Manufacturing Day, celebrated each year, is “a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufactures.” Events related to Manufacturing Day, including expos, conferences, plant tours, job fairs, student learning centers, scholarship opportunities, and much more, will be taking place across the country throughout the month of October. There are multiple events taking place in Tennessee.

The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services (CIS) will have a presence at multiple events on and around Manufacturing Day, which is celebrated Oct. 2 around the country. CIS strives to positively impact Tennessee’s manufacturing sector by providing training and consulting services to manufacturers in order to improve their economic competitiveness and ultimately help improve Tennessee’s economy.

We hope to see you at the following events where you will have a chance to meet some of the CIS staff members:

October 2

  • Tennessee Manufacturing Excellence Summit – Nashville – Visit our booth and meet our Team: Paul, Jennifer, Norma, Rod, Rickey, and Misty!
  • Cooper Standard Event – Surgoinsville – Meet Dwaine Raper there!
  • TCAT Whiteville Event – Whiteville – Meet Keith Groves there!

October 5-6

  • RAMP Conference – Knoxville (Alcoa) – Meet Beth Phillips there!

October 18-20

  • Southern Automotive Conference – Nashville – Meet many of our Team Members there!
  • Keep an eye on our Twitter page for other events we will attend!


MFG DAY addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. By working together during and after MFG DAY, manufacturers will begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing, and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry.

Supported by a group of industry sponsors and co-producers, MFG DAY is designed to amplify the voice of individual manufacturers and coordinate a collective chorus of manufacturers with common concerns and challenges. The rallying point for a growing mass movement, MFG DAY empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.
Source: https://www.mfgday.com/about-us

Contact UT CIS: cis@tennessee.edu