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Discover Manufacturing Week is a hands-on, regional collaborative tasked with addressing the talent needs of manufacturing in West Michigan. Manufacturing Week is part of the national MFG DAY initiative to address common misconceptions about manufacturing. Manufacturers across West Michigan introduce their communities to modern manufacturing with facility tours, open houses, block parties, and more. Discover Manufacturing has branded Manufacturing Week as the most successful Manufacturing Day/Week/Month throughout the nation.

Discover Manufacturing Week 2021 is October 25-29 & November 8-12!


Discover Manufacturing Week 2021 will be both virtual and as in-person as possible.  Virtual events (part 1) will be held from Oct. 25, 2021, through October 29, 2021.

In-person tours (part 2) will take place Nov. 8 through Nov. 12, 2021. Manufacturers may participate in both virtual and live tours. 

As we did in 2020, we will provide live virtual events that will be recorded for future use by students, parents, and educators on the Discover Manufacturing YouTube Channel. 

For the virtual events, DM will host 20 webinars. Each session will last 30 minutes and feature two manufacturers speaking to workers performing a job within their facility.  Students will have the opportunity to ask questions during a live question and answer session with both manufacturers.  


Webinars will be limited to 40 manufacturers, grouped by geographic location. Our economic development champions will assist with identifying businesses to represent each county. Educators and manufacturers interested in participating can register below.


Our regional champions will coordinate in-person tours for small groups of students - ten or less that can travel in a van provided by their district. Manufacturers willing to host tours are encouraged to register below.