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This is the Story of Manufacturing

Untold millions—seemingly ordinary, but all extraordinary—people conceiving life-changing ideas, making a difference and improving the lives of countless people. Manufacturers have lifted us from the destruction and disarray of the Civil War and the despair and distress of the Great Depression. We have propelled an industrial and worker surge—the “Arsenal of Democracy”—that ended a global war. And now we are mobilizing an Arsenal of Health to meet the greatest public health and economic threat of our time.

COVID-19 Resources

This Is Our Shot Project

Asking all Americans to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated against COVID-19 is a pivotal step toward saving lives and returning the manufacturing economy to normal operations. NAM members have asked for our urgent support in addressing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. That’s why the NAM and The Manufacturing Institute have launched the “This Is Our Shot” project, an initiative to encourage manufacturing team members, their families and their communities to get a COVID-19 vaccine.


Make the Creators Respond Commitment

Manufacturers are coming forward to keep our communities safe, by promoting the use of face coverings, social distancing, handwashing, vaccination and other health practices. Join manufacturers from across the country saying “this is our fight, count us in.”


Creators Wanted: Next-Gen Mask Challenge

The National Association of Manufacturers is an official partner of the X-Prize $1M Next-Gen Mask Challenge. We’ve supported the invention and creativity of young innovators, ages 15-24, who are on a mission to prevent the spread of COVID-19 with a mask that’s comfortable, stylish and functional.


Ventilation Strategies to Reduce COVID-19 Risk

The Manufacturing Leadership Council outlines current best practices for facility ventilation in manufacturing plants to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

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Stop the Spread

Manufacturers know what is at stake if we cannot limit the spread of COVID-19. Our economy will be decimated. More jobs will be lost. And more lives will be endangered. So the NAM launched a public service announcement series to promote safe behaviors–to responsibly limit or stop the spread of COVID-19.

Creators, Share Your Stories With Us

Are you a creator helping to respond to the national COVID-19 response effort? Let us know how you’re contributing, including what you’re creating and who you’re helping. We’re sharing stories on our digital channels and will reach out if we have any questions.

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