Registration Open for Annual “Made in New Jersey Event” in Celebration of National Manufacturing Day

The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. (NJMEP) announces that registration is open for its yearly 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 speakers 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 Awards to honor New Jersey manufacturers in a variety of categories. The deadline for nominating a company is Friday, August 8th and interested organizations can find out more information by clicking here.

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, Concord Energy Services, Creative Workforce Solutions, Grass Roots Marketing, Employers Association of New Jersey (EANJ) – Affiliated Physicians & Employers Health Plan, New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program, New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) and SGS. Silver Sponsor is Link High Technologies. Bronze Sponsors for the event include EI Associates Architecture Engineering Construction, New Jersey Community College Consortium (NJCCC) and Gamber Johnson. Click here to view the sponsors.

“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. “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 Group, Facebook Page, Twitter 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 3rd, 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.

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 or 973-998-9801.

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