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Manufacturing Day in America

SBTDC hosted by MSU-WP

Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CDT)

Manufacturing Day in America

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Community Member Oct 5, 2017 Free  
SCCC Students Oct 5, 2017 Free  

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MFG DAY 2016

Celebrate Manufacturing Day in America by joining us for presentations and facility tours. Missouri Enterprise, Missouri's Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), will share about manufacturing in Missouri. We will participate in plant tours where you can hear directly from manufacturers based in the West Plains area. Students will learn about jobs in manufacturing.

Join us for this fun day and see what cool products we make right here at home. 


Program Agenda:

  •     9:00      Welcoming Remarks by SBTDC, MSU-WP
  •     9:15      Manufacturing in Missouri by Missouri Enterprise
  •     9:40      Buses depart
  •    10:00     Manufacturing Tour 
  •    10:40     Buses depart
  •    11:00     Manufacturing Tour
  •    11:40     Buses depart; return to WPCC
  •    12:00     Lunch
  •    12:40     Buses depart
  •     1:00      Manufacturing Tour
  •     1:40      Buses depart
  •     2:00      Manufacturing Tour
  •     2:40      Buses depart
  •     3:00      Adjourn


Tour Protocol:

To ensure your participation in scheduled plant tours, please follow all the protocol requirements below.

  • No cameras or photographs allowed on the manufacturing facilities' premises
  • Wear comfortable clothing that does not prohibit movement
  • Flat, closed-toe shoes must be worn (shoes must cover your entire foot; no sandals or shoes with cutaway designs)
  • Remove all jewelry (no exceptions)
  • Hair shoulder-length or longer must be pulled back and tied together (ponytail, braid, etc.); you must bring your own hair-tie if needed
  • Safety googles, hats, earplugs, vests, visitor badges, and other items may be provided on-site; all participants will be required to utilize safety equipment provided
  • Follow the instructions of your tour guide and stay together in your group; if tour lines are on the plant floor, be mindful and stay within the lines
  • Smoking and running, including outside the plant facilities, will not be permitted
  • At all times listen and follow host instructions for a safe and fun experience


Manufacturing Day in America is an annual event that celebrates local manufacturers. It raises community awareness of their vital importance to our regional economy.




Manufacturing Day was developed by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) to celebrate modern manufacturing by hosting open-door events at facilities around the nation. Follow the celebration with @MfgDay, @ManufacturingDay and #MFGday17.

Have questions about Manufacturing Day in America? Contact SBTDC hosted by MSU-WP

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West Plains Civic Center
110 Saint Louis Street
West Plains, MO 65775

Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CDT)

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SBTDC hosted by MSU-WP

The Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) hosted by Missouri State University-West Plains is a technical assistance provider serving small businesses. Whether you are currently in business or thinking about starting a business, the SBTDC can assist in your venture!


Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action/ Minority/ Female/ Veterans/ Disability/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity Employer and Institution. To become a student, call 417-255-7955. To support the university, call 417-255-7240. 


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The SBTDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two week in advance. Contact Bronwen Madden, SBTDC-WP Coordinator, at 110 Saint Louis Street, Mezzanine Level (West Entrance), West Plains, MO 65775 and (417) 255-7966 to make the arrangements. Refund Policy: Refunds will be made if a written cancellation is received two weeks prior to the event date. A $20 cancellation fee will be charged. No refunds will be issued after that date. No refunds will be issued due to inclement weather. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action/ Minority/ Female/ Veterans/ Disability/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity Employer and Institution. To become a student, call 417-255-7955. To support the campus, call 417-255-7240.

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