AFS Provides Manufacturing Day Resources

The American Foundry Society is excited to share a slate of resources for Corporate Members opening their doors, physically or virtually, for Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 2.

Recognized nationwide the first Friday of October, Manufacturing Day is a great way to connect with local communities and educators to share metalcasting’s crucial role in providing important jobs to the future generation of workers, and in producing goods which form the backbone of U.S. manufacturing.

To support the success of these events, AFS has prepared several resources on its Manufacturing Day webpage, including:

  • A Step-by-Step Manufacturing Day guide to put on your own event,
  • a news release template to invite local schools, elected officials, and news media to your event,
  • a how-to guide on creating your own Foundry-in-A-Box demonstration, 
  • custom videos profiling metalcasting processes and careers,
  • an economic impact analysis showing how the U.S. metalcasting industry supports the wider economy, and
  • metalcasting fact sheets, social media graphics, and other promotional materials.

AFS encourages member companies to register their in-person, virtual or hybrid event here.

Members are also invited to share their plans with AFS so we can highlight your company’s event on AFS social media. Email Katelyn Stanek at

Instead of a one-day celebration of metalcasting, AFS will dedicate a week, Sept. 28-Oct. 2, to sharing a message about the positive ways metalcasting shapes our world. Follow along on social media with the hashtags #MFGatAFS and #MFGDay.

The American Foundry Society is a dynamic technical and advocacy organization that serves and represents the $44 billion metalcasting industry. AFS is the only association serving the entire industry, including all metals and processes, with a three-part focus on advocacy, education, and innovation. AFS also publishes Modern Casting and Casting Source magazines and presents Metalcasting Congress and CastExpo, the largest metalcasting trade events in North America. Founded in 1896, the organization is based in Schaumburg, Illinois, with an advocacy office in Washington, D.C. More information is available at