10th Annual MADE in New Jersey event focuses on women in manufacturing industry

Manufacturers, legislators and educators gathered for the 10th Annual 'MADE in New Jersey' Manufacturing Day. All the products in the room were made in New Jersey.

News 12 Staff

Oct 7, 2022, 4:15 PM

Updated 618 days ago

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The Garden State's largest manufacturing networking event took place in Freehold today. 
Manufacturers, legislators and educators gathered for the 10th Annual 'MADE in New Jersey' Manufacturing Day. All the products in the room were made in New Jersey.
The event is hosted by the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, a not-for-profit organization that improves the profitability and competitiveness of New Jersey's manufacturers. For the first time, the event focuses on the women in the industry.
“The focus on our initiative is to recognize women in their roles and what they do in their expertise in their field to support manufacturing, and also find ways to engage women and girls in the community and how they can become involved in a career path to manufacturing,” says Constantina Meis.
The CEO of the program explained why they should be recognized.
“Do you want to eat? Do you look for cars? Do you live in a house? Everything we touch and come across is manufactured somewhere by somebody,” says John Kennedy. “A lot of it is manufactured by New Jersey companies.”
There are 10,00 manufactures in New Jersey.


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