NH Manufacturing Month - October 2023

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An entire month of celebrating manufacturing in New Hampshire!

For the last 10 years New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership with help from the NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs, the Business and Industry Association, the New Hampshire High Tech Council, the Community College System of New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Department of Education and many other partners organized NH Manufacturing Month.

What is it all about?

Manufacturing Day, an annual event that occurs on the first Friday of every October, is an occasion during which manufacturers open their doors to high school and middle school students. The businesses showcase the potential of modern manufacturing, and foster interest in manufacturing careers. Manufacturing Day 2023 will officially be observed on Friday, October 6th, but since manufacturing in New Hampshire is too big for a single day, we celebrate manufacturing for the full month of October! Now in 20233, tour events have returned to in-person plant tours for students to gain a first-hand, live experience of the manufacturing industry.

Host a Tour

Join thousands of manufacturers across North America as they showcase what modern manufacturing looks like and inspire the next generation of skilled workers. This year, the official date for Manufacturing Day is Friday, October 6, but any day can be Manufacturing Day. How you participate needs to work for you, so feel free to choose when you host your event! It’s time to put your New Hampshire Manufacturing Day Event on the map, so students, teachers, parents and community leaders can learn about opportunities in their communities to explore careers in modern manufacturing and see how creators are making the future in the United States.

Let’s show what manufacturers are doing to open doors of opportunity to more students and more people.

To participate email – jilliand@nhmep.org Please feel free to reach out with any other questions.
Thank you for your collaboration!


October 1, 2021 – NH MEP kicked off Manufacturing Month at Jewell Instruments – 850 Perimeter Rd in Manchester NH. Tim Dining, VP and General Manager of Jewell Instruments welcomed the visitors and talked about the importance manufacturing plays in the economy and the importance to raise awareness of careers in manufacturing. Jimmie Hinson, Workforce Development Administrator, spoke about the critical role Jewell instruments parts play in our everyday life. He thanked Jewell for the fascinating work they do, read the Proclamation of Manufacturing Month on behalf of Governor Sununu and presented it to Jewell Instruments. Zenagui Brahim, NH MEP President, summed it up by talking about initiatives on workforce development in NH and the great partnership with companies like Jewell and all the support of the manufacturing community. There was a facility tour and the visitors had a chance to meet young folks starting up their career in manufacturing and veterans manufacturing workers all working in harmony and contributing to a successful day to day operation. Watch video highlights from Manufacturing Day at Jewell Instruments.



NH MEP and NH Sector Partnerships Initiative (SPI) Connect Manufacturers to Workforce Training and Funding

Throughout the year, NHMEP organizes student tours at manufacturing companies and likewise brings manufacturers to middle, high school and college level career fairs. The benefits are two-fold: they create awareness to students about the variety of opportunities that exist in the manufacturing industry and build a new generation of skilled workers for manufacturing companies who are growing rapidly. NH MEP also works with NH SPI to help you fund your workforce training programs. If you have identified needs that your current training process is unable to meet, or you need your existing team to learn a new skill, NH SPI is a valuable resource for you. Leveraging connections with many existing workforce training programs, the NH SPI team will map your needs with state and federal funding and training resources to create a flexible, consistent plan. Click here to learn more about NH SPI.

01 May
02 May

People Leaders Academy

Webinar (8 wks)

14 May

About NH MEP

New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership
172 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH  03301

Phone: 603-226-3200

The New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, disability, age, political affiliation or belief. This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of all educational and training programs and activities. It also encompasses the employment of personnel and contracting for goods and services.

Press Releases

NH MEP Welcomes New Center Director, Tony Fernandez

WELCOME Tony Fernandez, new Center Director/President at NH MEP!

Grant for NH manufacturers seeks to strengthen domestic supply chain

A federal grant of $400,000 is directed to New Hampshire manufacturers to help them build a supply chain that relies more on local and national suppliers and less on foreigners companies. The grant will be administered by the NH Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NHMEP), a nonprofit organization with a mandate “to work with small and medium-sized manufacturers that need assistance in any way. The purpose behind that is to keep businesses here and to keep jobs in the United States.”

Greater Rochester Manufacturers Discuss Workforce Challenges and Seek Solutions from the State

For more information please contact: Cara Tracy, Marketing Manager at carat@nhmep.orgBy Cara Tracy, NH MEP | May 17, 2022 | Updated May 26, 2022 Rochester, NH – On two occasions this month, May 16 and May 25, Rochester’s Mayor, Paul Callaghan, welcomed and facilitated...

Building the Pipeline: A Discussion on the Manufacturing Workforce in the Monadnock Region

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, March 15, 2022 For more information please contact: Zenagui Brahim President zenaguib@nhmep.org Keene, NH – On Tuesday, March 15, NH MEP President, Zenagui Brahim helped facilitate discussion among Keene area manufacturers. The event...

Key Takeaways from the 19th Annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit

The 19th Annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit was held virtually on Friday, October 22 with 156 attendees. Mike Mastergeorge, VP of Brazonics, opened the event and introduced Governor Chris Sununu’s video address highlighting the importance of the manufacturing sector to New Hampshire’s economy.