Manufacturing Day


Manufacturing Day

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Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) is an annual event which connects local manufacturers to students and jobseekers in the local Waterloo-Wellington-Dufferin Region. Students and jobseekers get to tour facilities and see the opportunities a career in manufacturing can provide. They get a chance to ask questions and meet people who work in the industry everyday.

MFG Day is celebrated across North America and local events are lead by the Workforce Planning Board with the support of local manufacturers, partners and sponsors.

MFG Day 2018 will be held on October 5th. We will provide more details as they become available. 

If you are a manufacturer and you would like to take part in the 2018 event please contact Shawn at 519 622 7122 or 

To link to the central MFG Day site click

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Public/Jobseeker Tours

Pre-registration is required for all tours. Seating is limited on all tours so please ensure that you are able to make a tour if you book to attend one. In 2017, 6 riders on one public bus received offers of employment.

Tours will take place across Waterloo Region, Guelph/Wellington and Dufferin County.

Breakfast Tour
This year, as we celebrate Manufacturing Day and Manufacturing Month, the wrap up breakfast will be held on October 26th followed by a tour of a manufacturing facility. 

Breakfast Tour Registration (will open in September 2018)

High School Tours

Many Manufacturers provide tours for high schools across Waterloo, Wellington and Dufferin. If you are a teacher who would like to have your students participate in the day, please contact us and we will connect you to the appropriate resource person your School Board who is coordinating the tours with us.

In 2017 over 500 students took part in the day!

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Participating Manufacturers

2018 Manufacturers (to date)

Anchor Danly
Melitron Corporation
Answer PrecisionMitchell Plastics
ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Musashi Auto Parts Inc.
Blount Canada Ltd.
Ontario Drive & Gear
Centra Industries
Power Cor

Precision Resource

CGL Manufacturing Inc.

Con Cast Pipe


Pride Signs

Quality Engineered Homes

Röchling Engineering Plastics


DENSO Manufacturing

Erwin Hymer Group North America

Hammond Power Solutions
Superior Glove Works
KTH Parts
The Gund Co
Kuntz Electroplating Inc.
Tigercat Industries

Ultra Manufacturing


Walinga Inc.


2018 - Manufacturing Day Sponsors (to date)

Diamond Sponsor
Platinum Sponsors

City of Guelph

Guelph is a thriving city of nearly 130,000 people and is ideally situated in one of Canada’s wealthiest and most productive economic regions. Guelph Economic Development recognizes that every business requires different services in order to grow and succeed, and we’re committed to finding solutions that meet your specific needs. Visit to start a conversation – we look forward to hearing from you!


Waterloo Region Economic Development Corporation 

Waterloo EDC is the one-stop concierge service for those looking to locate, relocate or expand to Waterloo. We are a dedicated and passionate team of economic development professionals, focused on finding the right solutions for our client. In all representations and interactions, we stay true to our vision of being locally rooted, internationally competitive and globally renowned

Gold Sponsors

City of Cambridge

Cambridge is a leader within the manufacturing sector. We strive to support our businesses and inspire our youth to pursue careers in this exciting industry.


City of Waterloo

The City of Waterloo is a proud sponsor of Manufacturing Day 2017, an event which enhances the image of manufacturing and highlights manufacturing careers.

Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors



2018 Manufacturing Day Partners

Career Education Council
Waterloo Catholic District School Board
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)
Waterloo Region District School Board
Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)
Wellington Catholic District School Board
Upper Grand District School Board
Workforce Planning Board

Manufacturer Package 2018


If you are a manufacturer and you're considering hosting a tour, check out our 2018 Manufacturer Package

Sponsorship Package 2018


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