Manufacturing Day Happy Hour (CBIA Event)

Head to your favorite local brewer with your colleagues for the largest Manufacturing Day Happy Hour! Breweries around the state will be offering their best suds (and some goodies) to celebrate the manufacturing of Connecticut craft beer.

The current list is available here, but more breweries are on tap to join.

Firefly Hollow Brewing Co.

Happy Hour 2pm-9pm! Show your ID badge (or business card) from your manufacturing job and receive discounts on beer!


Holo-Krome is hosting tours for students and the public starting every hour the event is open. Visit our world-class manufacturing facility and learn about the wide range of capabilities offered.

*No open-toed shoes, please.

Mastercam / CNC Software Inc.

Come see CNC Software and our facilities. We welcome you to our building where you can see our machine shop in action – this is where we test out Mastercam toolpaths all day long. See parts being cut and learn about the latest Mastercam features and enhancements. Get a tour of our building including the machine shop, museum, and see the environmental practices that we use to lessen our impact on the environment. Enjoy a presentation in our Training Facilities about Mastercam and what we do, as well as an Edge Factor video about the opportunities in manufacturing to spark the interest of students!

DACRUZ Manufacturing

DACRUZ Manufacturing will host students and invited guests for a Manufacturing Day event on Friday, October 6th as part of an effort to draw greater attention to the opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide and promote the pursuit of skills that will lead to a long-term career that offers security and growth for qualified candidates.

Our visitors will be given a tour of our facility and production process and will be encouraged to ask questions along the way.

Dymotek Corporation

On behalf of Dymotek, I would like to invite your faculty, staff and students to attend Dymotek’s 6th Annual Manufacturing Day Event, being hosted at our Ellington Facility. As always, we are excited to be a part of the Manufacturing Day event and being a part of changing the perception of manufacturing in America.

At Dymotek, we understand that getting children interested at a young age is important, but that is only half the battle. We must also teach parents that manufacturing offers profitable and stable careers for their children. Our goal with each manufacturing day is to inspire.

All Dymotek Manufacturing Day visitors will get an interactive tour of our facility, following the process a new product takes from an idea to actual production (and everything in-between). We will be highlighting the number of career opportunities that manufacturing offers.

In order to participate in a hands-on activity at our facility, please follow our Good Manufacturing Practice dress code visitor guidelines. Shorts, sleeveless tops, torn clothing, jackets, sweatshirts, jewelry, sandals and open toed shoes are NOT allowed on the manufacturing floor.

We will have tours every half hour from 9am-12pm and 4pm-7pm. Accommodations can be made for large groups and schools.

Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. Manufacturing Mania

The sixth annual Manufacturing Mania kicks off Connecticut. Dream It. Do It. Manufacturing Month on National Manufacturing Day. At this innovative, by-invitation-only event, over 200 middle school students from surrounding communities will learn more about today’s manufacturing through participation in a full day of hands-on workshops, demonstrations, and engagement with our industry and education exhibiting partners.

8:30-9:15 Student arrival/Mobile Manufacturing Lab tour
9:15-9:40 Welcome session – VIP speakers
9:45-11:15 Student workshops
11:20-11:45 Lunch
11:50-1:15 Student workshops
1:15 Students depart