October 2nd, 2020, marks the start of Manufacturing Day and its month-long events celebrating modern manufacturing and inspiring the next generation. And as a USA based manufacturer of HVAC maintenance equipment, SpeedClean is keenly aware of the challenges – and opportunities – that poses. As manufacturers seek to fill 4.6 million high-skill, high-tech, and high-paying jobs over the next decade, we want to take the time to celebrate! MFG Day is a great way to do that and to address the collective challenges of impacting manufacturers.

When was the first MFD held? The first Manufacturing Day was held in 2012, with growing participation throughout the U.S. ever since.

The largest manufacturing industries in the United States by revenue include petroleum, steel, automobiles, aerospace, telecommunications, chemicals, electronics, food processing, consumer goods, lumber, and mining. Fun fact! The United States leads the world in airplane manufacturing. A large portion of U.S. industrial output.

MFG Day 2020

So why is Manufacturing so important? 

Without it, things would be a pretty boring, empty place. There would be no goods on the shelves, there would be no direct-to-consumer companies, and no affordable goods economy would be created. Manufactures get down to the nitty-gritty to make the things that we today, could not live without.

Listed by the Manufacturing Institute are:

  • Change the perception of careers in manufacturing to reflect its true status as the most advanced, high-tech industry in the country.
  • Re-establish the U.S. as the global leader of manufacturing education.
  • Advocate for education and job training policies that strengthen the U.S. manufacturing workforce.


Manufacturing Facts To Know

Manufacturing is a staple to the US economy. In the U.S. alone, manufacturers contributed $2.33 trillion to the U.S. economy in the first quarter of 2019.

  • This number has risen increasingly since 2009.
  • In 2017, manufacturing accounted for 11.6% of GDP.
  • Taken alone, manufacturing in the United States would be the 9th largest economy in the world.

For every $1.00 spent in manufacturing, another $1.89 is added to the economy.

  • Manufacturing plants have a multitude of positives that cascade to the final consumer. Manufacturing has the highest multiplier effect of any economic sector. That’s some BIG news. 

There are currently 12.13 million manufacturing workers in the United States.

  • For every one worker in manufacturing, there are another four employees hired elsewhere. 
  • Since the end of the Great Recession, manufacturers have hired an additional 1.3 million workers.

The top Manufacturing sectors with the most Manufacturing jobs are Transportation, Food, and Fabricated metal.

  • The top three U.S. car brands are assembled and distributed by the leading manufacturers in the U.S. market: Ford Motor Company, Toyota Motor Corporation, and General Motors (GM).

 In 1902, Willis Carrier invented the first modern air-conditioning system. 

  • He was only a 25-years-old
  • Today Carrier operates 51 factories and 39 research & design centers worldwide, with more than 53,000 employees serving customers in more than 180 countries.

Daikin Group is the world’s largest HVAC manufacturer. 

  • Daikin was founded in 1924
  • Daikin is sold in over 150 countries