Manufacturing Day

By the Governor of Alabama
WHEREAS, recognizing October 6, 2017, as Manufacturing Day in Alabama is an effective way to highlight the importance of manufacturing to the economy and to draw attention to the many rewarding, high-skill jobs available in manufacturing; and
WHEREAS, Manufacturing Day is an opportunity to introduce state-of-the art manufacturing facilities to a new generation of students and future workers; and
WHEREAS, partnerships between manufacturing businesses and educational institutions, at all levels, are essential in preparing students for manufacturing careers today and in the future; and
WHEREAS, the state of Alabama is fortunate to be the home of many great manufacturing businesses, some of which are world leaders in their respective fields; and
WHEREAS, manufacturers in Alabama account for 17.7 percent of the total output in the state, employing 12.9 percent of the workforce; and
WHEREAS, our community’s manufacturing companies are vitally important to the prosperity of the state of Alabama:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim October 6, 2017, as
Manufacturing Day
in the State of Alabama.
Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 28th day of September 2017.
Kay Ivey