The East Bay is proud to recognize National Manufacturing Day 2021, a nationwide celebration – taking place on Friday October 1, 2021 and throughout the month of October – of a sector that has more opportunity for nearshoring than in many decades and is expected to produce an additional 2.1 million jobs nationwide by 2030. As global trends are colliding this year to produce more rapid change, more opportunity for growth, and more targeted needs, the East Bay will host dozens of in-person and virtual events throughout the month in order to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Here is a round-up of events happening around the East Bay:

October 1: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is showcasing its artificial intelligence; Bay Area Urban Manufacturing (BAUM) is hosting a keynote on equitable job creation for manufacturing’s future; and ALOM is hosting a supply chain industry intro with production/fulfillment center virtual tour.

October 2: City of Livermore with Livermore Downtown, Inc. is hosting Livermore Valley Made Pop Up Launch! to celebrate the high-quality products made in Livermore and a special Science@Stockmen’s Park with GILLIG, manufacturer of electric buses, and Quest Science Center.

October 5: the City of Berkeley is partnering with The Rare Barrel on a brewery tour.

October 6: the City of Berkeley is partnering with Artworks on a sculpture foundry’s tour.

October 7: City of Livermore, City of Dublin, and City of Pleasanton are hosting Tri-Valley MFG Day with Lawrence Livermore National Lab Advanced Manufacturing, Omron Robotics & Safety Technologies, and Kensington Labs, and Tri-Valley Regional Occupational Program

October 8: City of Berkeley is hosting Gilman District Winery Tour.

October 18: Benda Tool & Model Works, Inc. in Hercules is hosting Machine Shop Job Fair.

October 25 – 29: Earn & Learn with Contra Costa Community College District and East Bay Advanced Manufacturing Partnership are hosting Contra Costa County Manufacturing Week 2021, a week of virtual events for K-14 learners.

The East Bay events are expected to attract hundreds of K-12 and college students, elected officials, and community members. City of Richmond is celebrating by touring local manufacturer Moxion, maker of mobile energy storage technology that recently expanded into a new facility. City of Oakland is partnering with Oakland Unified School District and Laney College to provide tours of four local manufacturers with high schools and community college students. City of Concord is partnering with Norgren – manufacturer of pinch valves used across markets such as medical, bioprocessing, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, chemical, industrial, and food & beverage manufacturing – and Calitho – printing, packaging, and display company for national brands – to host tours and present career opportunities to students. A virtual roundtable with elected officials, a manufacturer appreciation day, and more student tours with high school and community college students are more of the events planned in Berkeley, San Leandro, and Fremont.

You can support manufacturers by attending one of the Manufacturing Day events in the East Bay. For more information visit: CMTCMFG Day, and Bay Area Urban Manufacturing (BAUM)/SFMADE. Throughout the year, AMBayArea’s Ambassador Program connects manufacturers to Bay Area high schools that are looking for manufacturers to speak year-round. East Bay EDA is strategically partnered with California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC) as part of the California Manufacturing Network. To stay updated on this and future opportunities in manufacturing, sign up for the East Bay EDA manufacturing newsletter.

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