The future of our country will be built by the manufacturing industry.
Organizations all around the world know this, and that’s why several of them are teaming up to get some financial support for an industry that was hit hard by the recent recession. This November, five organizations are holding the 2nd Annual RUN4MFG 5K in Chicago. Like last year, it will be held just before North America’s largest metal-related trade show: FABTECH. The organizations involved with the event are:
- Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA)
- Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
- Precision Metalforming Association (PMA)
- American Welding Society (AWS)
- Chemincal Coaters Association International (CCAI)
Money raised at the event will go to these organizations, which will use it to promote manufacturing for coming generations. For example, in the case of FMA and AWS, donation money will be used on scholarships for students at colleges and trade schools pursuing careers in manufacturing or welding. Each organization is also committed to ensuring continued innovation in each of their respective fields – a goal which itself will help promote manufacturing for future generations.
Companies may also pay a fee to be sponsored at the event – with their company name appearing throughout the 5K, on t-shirts, bags, or other signs.
If you want to take part in this import 5K run and help raise money for the future of manufacturing, just sign up here. It takes place Sunday, November 17 at Chicago’s Lincoln Park at 9 a.m.