Manufacturing is one of Connecticut's most recognized—and most revered—industries.

Responsible for $28.4 billion in economic activity annually and employing over 160,000 workers, it's clear why we should celebrate this important industry.

And that's exactly what Manufacturing Day on October 4 does.

To bring awareness about the sector's economic impact and career opportunities, manufacturers all across Connecticut will host open houses, tours, and demonstrations in their facilities throughout the month of October and particularly on Friday, October 4.

CBIA member companies hosting events in October include:

Whether you're an educator, manufacturer, or a student interested in learning more about this industry as a career path, there's an event on the Manufacturing Trail for you!

Visit the national Manufacturing Day website to find an event near you. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead or email to reserve a spot.

And don't forget to register for CBIA's Made in Connecticut: 2019 Manufacturing Summit, scheduled for Friday, October 25 in Trumbull.