Media Advisory: Celebrate Manufacturing Day with “Made in Hawaii” Company Tours on Friday, Oct. 5

Posted on Oct 3, 2018 in News

Hawaii Technology Development Corporation
Media Advisory: October 3, 2018

Learn about Hawaii’s growing manufacturing industry and its wide range of job opportunities by touring leading local manufacturers on Friday, Oct. 5. In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2018, manufacturers throughout the state will open their doors to the public as part of an effort to show how today’s manufacturing environment has changed and highlight the opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide.

Manufacturing Day is an annual national event, celebrated in Hawaii with support by local manufacturers, the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) INNOVATE Hawaii, the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, the state’s Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, and the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) National Network.

The tours are open to the public, students, teachers, parents, job seekers and other local community members, Manufacturing Day 2018 is for you! Don’t miss open houses, plant tours and presentations designed to showcase modern manufacturing technology and careers.


Hawaii Island

  • Big Island Bees (Captain Cook, HI): 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Canada France Hawaii Telescope Corporation (Waimea, HI): 9 a.m.


  • Coastal Windows (Waipahu, HI): 10 a.m.
  • Hawaii Coffee Company (Honolulu, HI): 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
  • Honolulu Coffee Experience Center (Honolulu, HI)*
  • Koaloha Ukulele (Honolulu, HI)*
  • Manoa Chocolate Hawaii (Kailua, HI)*
  • Maui Divers Jewelry (Honolulu, HI)*


  • Kauai Coffee Company (Kalaheo, HI): 10 a.m.–4 p.m.


  • MauiWine (Kula, HI)*

* Contact directly for tour times

Created by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International (FMA) in 2012, Manufacturing Day has enjoyed support from many organizations aligned with its mission of positively changing the public perception of modern manufacturing. Organizations that have played a vital role in working with FMA to successfully grow this national celebration of all things manufacturing include the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the Manufacturing Institute (MI), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). Manufacturing Day is now produced annually by NAM with key contributions and support from MEP and MI.

To learn more about Manufacturing Day or to attend a tour, visit, email [email protected], or check out #MFGDAY18 on social media.

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About HTDC (Hawaii Technology Development Corporation)
HTDC is a state agency, attached to the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT). HTDC’s mission is to facilitate the development and growth of Hawaii’s high technology industry. HTDC is providing capital, building infrastructure and developing talent to foster innovation and diversify Hawaii’s economy. HTDC’s 80/80 Initiative is to create 80,000 new tech and innovation jobs that will provide high paying jobs for Hawaii residents.

Media Contacts:
Robbie Melton
Hawaii Technology Development Corporation
Office: (808) 539-3615

Alyssa Amasol
Anthology Marketing Group
(808) 539-3437