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October 1 – 8, join SFMade, in partnership with the Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative, for Bay Area Manufacturing Week 2021!

Manufacturing is part of the bedrock of the Bay Area’s economy – employing over 300,000 people in the region and supporting all the other industries that make the Bay Area the vibrant and diverse region it is, from technology to agriculture to art. Bay Area Manufacturing Week is a week-long celebration of the resiliency and strength of Bay Area manufacturing. It starts on National Manufacturing Day – October 1st, and runs through October 8th.

Join us for one of over 20 events throughout the region — find the full calendar here on the Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative website, or sign up for one of the featured San Francisco events below:


October 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm  |  Equitable Job Creation for Manufacturing’s Future

Virtual event (Free) – Register Here.

To kick off Bay Area MFG Week 2021, the Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative is hosting a panel of sector leaders to discuss manufacturing workforce development strategies that connect communities, particularly those of color, to manufacturing jobs. Before COVID, there were 2.4M job openings projected between now and 2028; given manufacturing’s central role in COVID recovery, renewed focus by the Biden/Harris administration, and the family-wage paying job it creates, we want to discuss strategies to connect communities to manufacturing jobs from multiple perspectives. Our panelists will discuss how cities can support communities with the training and wraparound services they need to thrive in the new manufacturing ecosystem.


October 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am  |  Manufacturing Foundry Tour: APROE & Swope Design Solutions

In-person event (Free) – Register Here.

This fast-paced event will start with a tour of design and engineering firm APROE focusing on their Waterjet technology, followed by a tour of mechanical engineering and product design firm Swope Design Solutions, focusing on their medical device prototyping and production – 3D printing, silicone molding, CNC milling… We will finish with a tour and history of the building – the Manufacturing Foundry at 150 Hooper – housing manufacturers and home to SFMade.


October 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm  |  Global Shifts, Local Shape: Remaking Manufacturing for the COVID Era

Virtual event (Free) – Register Here.

Join us for a panel conversation about the changes the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the local manufacturing sector. You will hear from manufacturers in four industries – food (Sinto Gourmet), ceramics (Heath Ceramics), electronics (Tempo Automation), and apparel (State of Flux) – about the similar challenges they’ve faced and the changes they have made to meet them.


October 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm  |  AIC Factory Tour: Daily Driver bagels and Magnolia Brewing Co

In-person event ($5) – Register Here.

Join us for a visit of the American Industrial Center (AIC), a former cannery in the heart of the Dogpatch, today a large industrial building housing hundreds of manufacturers, makers and creatives. We will then tour Daily Driver, a creamery and bagel house, and taste test some of their bagels and cheese, and finish with a tour of Magnolia Brewing Co and a tasting of their beers. (for ages 21+ only)


October 7 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm  |  Galanter & Jones Factory Tour – outdoor heated furniture!

In-person event (Free) – Register Here.

Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of Galanter & Jones’ studio. Company owner Aaron Jones will lead the tour; he will show us how his outdoor heated furniture is made and tell us about his company – how he got there and what the future holds.



Bay Area MFG Week 2021 is organized by the Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative – a project of SFMade – that brings together 32 cities and counties from all parts of the Bay Area to support manufacturers and collaborate on issues close to manufacturing. Full schedule of events here.

Bay Area MFG Week 2021 starts on and celebrates National MFG Day: find more info on MFG Day here.



The Bay Area Manufacturing Week is supported by: