The importance of local manufacturing to the Bay Area’s economy and to our physical safety has become increasingly clear this year.

In addition to ensuring that we have the essential products we need to survive, our local manufacturers have set a shining example of creative problem-solving: retooling to offer new products; displaying deep caring for their employees; modeling responsibility to the greater community through donations and volunteering; and, above all, leading with vision and heart.

Join SFMade, MFG:SJ, the Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative, and our 30+ partner cities and counties in paying tribute to the work that manufacturers do every day to create a safe and robust Bay Area during 2020 Bay Area Manufacturing Week.

Learn more about all of the events below:

Why Manufacturing Matters – Now and in the Future

 

Friday, October 2nd – 11:00am-12:30pm PDT – FREE

Hosted by Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative

Local manufacturing has an important role to play in the COVID-19 response and recovery as it is the lynchpin of our regional supply chain and, when optimally harnessed, is a driver for equity in our community.

However, the sector faces challenges to its growth and stability ranging from land use constraints to access to capital to workforce shortages.

For local manufacturing to succeed we need to invest in the infrastructure – physical, social, and capital – needed to support its ongoing transition to a cleaner, greener, modern industry.

Virtual Tours & Q&A Session

 

Friday, October 2nd – CLOSED EVENT

The City of Fremont is proud to celebrate the 9th annual Mfg Day! The first-ever virtual event will take place on Oct 2, 2020.

Thanks to our local employers and educators for their continued partnership to build the modern manufacturing workforce of tomorrow.

Virtual tours followed by Q&A.

Guest Speaker Series: Calitho

 

Monday, October 5th – 9:00-10:20am PDT – FREE

Hosted by City of Concord

The City of Concord and Mount Diablo Unified School District are partnering to provide virtual manufacturing experiences to high school students during Manufacturing Week.

Concord manufacturers will enter the Zoom classroom as guest speakers to introduce their companies, demo equipment, and discuss career opportunities. Dhara Taheripour, New Business Development Director of Calitho, will be the guest speaker.

Careers in Manufacturing Workshop with MFG:SJ

 

Monday, October 5th – 12:00-1:00pm PDT – FREE

Hosted by Manufacture : San Jose

Do you like to make things? Are you interested in exploring a career in the mfg sector? Average mfg wages in Santa Clara are $28/hr.

Representatives from Manufacture : San Jose (http://www.mfgsj.org/) will talk about career paths in the industry and how to access entry level jobs that offer on the job training.

Tune in to advance your career in next-generation manufacturing!

Guest Speaker Series: Rivendell Woodworks

 

Tuesday, October 6th – 9:00am-10:20am PDT – FREE

Hosted by City of Concord

The City of Concord is offering virtual manufacturing experiences to high school students during Manufacturing Week!

The City of Concord and Mount Diablo Unified School District are partnering to provide virtual manufacturing experiences to high school students during Manufacturing Week. Concord manufacturers will enter the Zoom classroom as guest speakers to introduce their companies, demo equipment, and discuss career opportunities.

Today’s Speaker is Kanda Alahan, Founder, Rivendell Woodworks

“Saving Lives Through Engineering and Manufacturing”

 

Tuesday, October 6th – 2:30pm-3:00m PDT – FREE

Tour and Interview Hosted by Sonoma County

Experience Medtronic through a series of virtual tours followed by a live Q&A session with R&D Engineer Matthew Baldwin. Matt will discuss his career, the company, and answer any questions from the viewers.

To get the most out of this experience, we suggest watching two videos prior to the live tour and interview: 1) A short video explaining the medical use of a key Medtronic product and 2) a recent presentation by Matthew Baldwin to a local high school class.

Driving Capital into Manufacturing: Why and How

 

Tuesday, October 6th – 11:00am-12:30pm PDT – FREE

Hosted by Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative

Join us for a conversation about how local manufacturers can access the capital they need to thrive with leading financial experts.

Lenders and other financial institutions work with manufacturers to understand their needs and provide monetary resources, as well as specialized technical assistance to help them succeed.

From working capital to equipment financing to real estate investment, the resources manufacturers need depends on myriad factors – but the importance of the industry for growing community wealth and creating neighborhood stability requires that lenders evolve their products to meet their needs at the right time.

MFG Week Roundtable: Making Things, Making Jobs

 

Wednesday, October 7th – 3:00pm-4:00pm PDT – FREE

Hosted by the City of Berkeley

Ever wonder what’s being made in Berkeley? And how can the City—and our entire community—support urban manufacturing?

The City of Berkeley Manufacturing Week Roundtable Discussion will (virtually) celebrate Manufacturing Week 2020 in partnership with the Bay Area Urban Manufacturing (BAUM) Initiative, SFMade, and 30 other cities and counties in the region.

The discussion between local manufacturers and Mayor Jesse Arreguin, District 1 Councilmember Rashi Kesarwani, and the City of Berkeley Office of Economic Development (OED)’s Elizabeth Redman Cleveland will shed light on our city’s innovative manufacturers and their COVID-19 recovery manufacturing successes, as well as ongoing challenges.

Building Resiliency Into a Manufacturing Business

 

Thursday, October 8th – 11:00am-12:30pm PDT – FREE

Hosted by San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development in Partnership With SFMade

Join us for an insightful conversation about resiliency as a critical ingredient for business health and survival.

It is often said that it’s not the strongest, the largest, or the most powerful who survive- rather, it is the adapters!

We have seen first hand during the COVID-19 pandemic, that the companies who are nimble and flexible with the ability to pivot, have performed the best. These companies draw on a foundation that enables them to “right size” their operations and prioritize their actions quickly and efficiently so that they can recover from setbacks and build for the future.

From new product creation, to diversifying sales channels, to accessing capital, to reconfiguring workforce and workspace, all of these factors combine to create company-wide resiliency.

Guest Speaker Series: IMI Precision

 

Thursday, October 8th – 9:00am-10:20am PDT – FREE

Hosted by the City of Concord

The City of Concord is providing virtual manufacturing experiences to high school students during Manufacturing Week!

The City of Concord and Mount Diablo Unified School District are partnering to provide virtual manufacturing experiences to high school students during Manufacturing Week. Concord manufacturers will enter the Zoom classroom as guest speakers to introduce their companies, demo equipment, and discuss career opportunities.

Guest speaker is Blaik Musolf, Principal Engineer, IMI Precision

City of Richmond Listening Session

 

Friday, October 9th – 12:00pm-12:30pm PDT – FREE

Hosted by the City of Richmond

Join the City of Richmond for a listening session with the Manager’s Office, ED staff, and panelists!

Manufacturing as an Engine for Equity

 

Friday, October 9th – 11:00am-12:30pm PDT – FREE

Hosted by Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative

Join us for a conversation about the value of manufacturing and the promise it holds for creating equitable economic opportunities for all.

Manufacturing is one of the few remaining sectors where individuals without post-secondary education can enter and build a pathway to advancement. With specialized and on-the-job training, manufacturing has the ability to create stable, middle-wage jobs. Realizing the potential of the sector requires companies to be intentional and inclusive in their hiring practices, and it requires training programs to prepare the workforce for the manufacturing jobs of the future.

City of Milpitas Listening Session

 

Friday, October 9th – 10:00am-11:30am PDT – FREE

Hosted by the City of Milpitas

Join the City of Milpitas for a virtual listening session with local advanced manufacturing employees.

The Office of Economic Development in partnership with the Economic Development and Trade Commission will host a virtual listening session with local advanced manufacturing employers in Milpitas.

Join us to hear employers discuss how they have adapted to COVID-19, the future of workforce development, and what it means to brings manufacturing jobs back to the US.

“Interning in the Manufacturing Industry”

 

Thursday, October 15th – 2:30pm-3:00pm PDT – FREE

Panel Discussion Hosted by Sonoma County

Three interns from Keysight Technologies sit down to discuss what it’s like to jump into a manufacturing internship right out of high school. Their managers will also join to provide context of why this type of internship is a win/win for the intern and the company.

“Manufacturing with Max Precision”

 

Tuesday, October 20th – 2:30pm-3:00pm PDT – FREE

Facility Tour Hosted by Sonoma County

Take a live virtual tour of Max Machinery Inc. in Healdsburg, where they engineer, manufacture, and test high-tech precision flow meters. Two representatives from Max Machinery will give us an inside scoop on the processes and equipment they use to engineer this unique product.

“Intro to Engineering”

 

Thursday, October 22nd – 2:30pm-3:00pm PDT – FREE

Panel Discussion Hosted by Sonoma County

An all-female panel of engineers discuss what it means to be an engineer and what kind of education you need to enter an engineering career. Brought to you by SWE (Society of Women Engineers) and Community WISE (Women Investing in Stem Equity).

CONTACT

415-408-5605 x 6
bayareamfg@sfmade.org

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San Francisco, CA  94107

The Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative is a project of SFMade.