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Celebrating US Manufacturing Day

What is US manufacturing day? An annual celebration of US manufacturing and an opportunity to educate the next generation of manufacturers.

Despite political and economic shifting over the years the American manufacturing industry continues to thrive.

Don’t believe us? Here are some cold hard statistics showing how manufacturing contributes to the growth of the US economy.

Manufacturing Growth Statistics

Check out our video to give you a look into our world as a manufacturer and to see some stats related to the present state of U.S. manufacturing.


  • Over the past 25 years, US manufactured goods exports have quadrupled
  • In 2015, manufacturers contributed $2.17 trillion to the US economy
  • For every dollar spent on manufacturing, another $1.81 is the added to our economy
  • Over the next decade, nearly 3½ million manufacturing jobs will likely be needed
  • Manufacturing supports an estimated 17.6 million jobs in the United States
  • Some of America’s top manufactured products are iron, steel, and plastics

Sources: Marketwatch, Federal Reserve and National Association of Manufacturers

Oklahoma Manufacturing

“The national spotlight on Manufacturing Day draws attention to an industry that still drives the American economy. In Oklahoma, there are activities planned across the state, from Elk City to Idabel and dozens of communities in between. Oklahoma is lucky to have innovative manufacturers like MTM Recognition. An important part of Manufacturing Day is exposing young people to the fascinating and engaging careers available to them. There’s no better example than the work that goes on at MTM—so creative and visionary.”- Dave Rowland, President of the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance

Made in the U.S.A. Manufacturing

As a company, we couldn’t be more proud to be a US manufacturer. For 45 years and counting, manufacturing and production have been at the heart of what we do. For us, it’s important to us and our customers that many of our products are made in the USA.

Our founder Dave Smith offers his thoughts on American manufacturing:

“Over the last 45 years, we have continually and exponentially expanded our product offering, market position, distribution channels, and manufacturing capabilities to lead the industry. We take great pride in “made in the USA” recognition products and the skilled artisans that make them in our manufacturing facilities in Oklahoma City and Princeton, Illinois.” -Dave Smith, Founder of MTM Recognition

Happy US Manufacturing Day!

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