Full Agenda, Keynote Speakers’ Set for New Jerseys Celebration of National Manufacturing Day

The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) announces the details of the full agenda for the state’s Made in New Jersey event in celebration of the third annual National Manufacturing Day. The event will occur on Friday, October 3rd at The Palace at Somerset Park at 33 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873.

The occasion will celebrate the importance of New Jersey’s manufacturing sector. The first part of the event, 7:30am to 12:15pm, will have a “Building a 21st Century Manufacturing Economy” theme. This portion of the celebration will include networking opportunities, keynote speeches by U.S. Senator Cory Booker and New Jersey Department of Labor Commissioner Harold J. Wirths and panel discussions on topics such as workforce development, recruiting and retention, innovation, growth, supply chain development and logistics. Click here for more information.

The second part of the event, 12:30pm to 2:30pm, will feature the Inaugural NJBIZ / NJMEP Manufacturing Awardsto honor New Jersey manufacturers in a variety of categories.

“New Jersey’s manufacturing community is vital to our state’s economic growth,” says Lynore DeSantis, NJMEP’s Chief Financial Officer and organizer of the Made in New Jersey event in celebration of National Manufacturing Day. “This annual celebration recognizes how crucial manufacturing is to our economy and spreads awareness about the diverse positions in our sector.”

National Manufacturing Day was established in 2012 to expand the knowledge about and improve the public’s perception of manufacturing careers and the industry’s value to the U.S. economy. Click here to view pictures from last year’s Made in New Jersey celebration.

To celebrate the event, NJMEP is also offering a special discount for manufacturers who participate in their Made in New Jersey program. The program was developed to promote New Jersey’s manufacturers and showcase the products made in the Garden State.

Manufacturers can sign up at no cost to be featured in the Made in New Jersey online directory or participate in the Made in New Jersey LinkedIn GroupFacebook PageTwitter Profile or Blog. Program participants will receive up to two tickets per company at no charge. If you are interested in joining, click here to sign up.

NJMEP is additionally helping New Jersey manufacturers host events Monday, September 29th through Thursday, October 2nd, during the week leading up to National Manufacturing Day. Possible events include open houses and tours for groups such as community leaders, legislators, local businesses, media members and students and educators. NJMEP will guide manufacturers throughout the planning process. Click here for more information.

Platinum Presenting Sponsor for the ceremony is BDO and Platinum Sponsor is Capital One Bank. Gold sponsors for the event include the Boy Scouts of America & LEDR through the Team Eagle Foundation, Cimquest Manufacturing Solutions, CohnReznick LLP, Concord Energy Services, Creative Workforce Solutions, Employers Association of New Jersey (EANJ) – Affiliated Physicians & Employers Health Plan, Garden State Industrial Systems, Grass Roots Marketing, Metalfab, New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program, New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA), Prism eSolutions, Pentad People Solutions, Sander Mechanical Service, Sigma Design, SGS, Smolin Lupin, Strategic Equity Advisors LLP, TDK-Lambda, Valley National Bank and WithumSmith + Brown PC.

Silver Sponsors for the event include Advent Design Corporation, Alan Zakin Associates, Chase, Cowan Gunteski & Co. P.A., Intrepid Adivsors LLC, Language Directions, Link High Technologies, Sobel & Co. LLC and Triangle. Bronze Sponsors for the event include EI Associates Architecture Engineering Construction, Employment Horizons, Gamber Johnson, Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP, Industrial Management Services, New Jersey Community College Consortium (NJCCC), Primitus Group, Prosit Business Consulting, Robert Lighting & Energy, Sales & Marketing Integration and Total Environmental & Safety. Click here to view the sponsors.

For more information about the Made in New Jersey event in celebration of the third annual National Manufacturing Day, please click here or contact Lynore DeSantis at ldesantis@njmep.org or 973-998-9801.


NJMEP is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization affiliated with The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), a network of more than 60 MEP centers across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. To learn more about NJMEP visit www.njmep.org or call 973-998-9801.

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