President Barack Obama issued a presidential proclamation declaring today, October 3, as National Manufacturing Day across the U.S.
"When our manufacturing base is strong, our entire economy is strong," he said. "Today, we continue our work to bolster the industry at the heart of our Nation. With grit and resolve, we can create new jobs and widen the circle of opportunity for more Americans."
Manufacturers in Oklahoma account for roughly 11 percent of the state's economy and more than 8 percent of the state's workforce.