LEOMINSTER — Massachusetts-based AIS, the largest manufacturer of commercial office furniture and seating in New England — a historic area where factories and mills ushered in the American Industrial Revolution some 200 years ago — celebrated national Manufacturing Month during October by honoring the region’s manufacturing legacy and championing modern practices and opportunities.
Manufacturing today is 9% of Massachusetts’ total economic output and comprises 7.8% of the commonwealth’s workforce (about 250,000 people in the state work in manufacturing), according to Manufacturing in Massachusetts.
Manufacturing Month — officially known as MFG Day — focuses on events to promote careers in modern manufacturing to students, parents, educators and community leaders. As manufacturers nationwide seek to fill 4 million high-skill, high-tech and high-paying jobs over the next decade, MFG Day empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive. Events are typically held the first Friday in October but can occur throughout the entire month.