The first Friday of October - known as National Manufacturing Day - kicks off what is now considered Manufacturing Month here in the U.S. All throughout the month, manufacturers and educational institutions will lead discussions and panels about the state of U.S. manufacturing now and in the future. The American manufacturing industry has never been as exciting as it is today, with so many different technological and industrial innovations converging to change the sector as a whole.
From new innovations, to blockbuster investments, to more youth outreach from the STEM fields, to encouraging hiring trends - it's clear that American ingenuity and progress are in full swing as 2015 gets underway.
15.6 million vehicles were sold in the US in 2013; the best year for the auto industry since 2007. The 2014 forecast calls for 16 million vehicles, more than half of which will be manufactured in North America.