The biodiesel industry is celebrating Manufacturing Day℠ today – a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers that occurs on the first Friday in October each year.
Biodiesel is a driving force in America’s manufacturing sector, supporting more than 64,000 good paying, clean energy jobs across the country. These jobs are contributing to a vibrant manufacturing sector, reinvigorating rural economies and driving innovation.
“Manufacturing Day 2017 is an appropriate time to reflect on the biodiesel industry’s economic contributions,” said Donnell Rehagen, National Biodiesel Board CEO. “With nearly 90 NBB-member plants, American-made biodiesel is produced in almost every state in the country. There are countless real-life examples of the power of biodiesel supporting the American economy and jobs throughout the supply chain. From the farmers who grow the feedstocks, to the producers who make the fuel, to the marketers and distributors who ensure it gets to the end users – biodiesel is an economic and job creation success story.”