Discovery Celebrates Manufacturing Day

Manufacturing DayOn Friday, Discovery Communications and Science Channel are celebrating the second annual Manufacturing Day with special on-air programming and local community events.

Science Channel will feature a day-long marathon of How It’s Made, while we open our doors at Discovery for a public open house at our media production factory, the Discovery Creative and Technical Center (DCTC), in Silver Spring. Visitors will have the chance to explore Discovery‚Äôs 50,000-square-foot, world-class Production Center, housing a multitude of editing tools, and, most importantly, a community of over 100 creative professionals. Last year, through 27,000 scheduled edit and audio sessions, Discovery editors touched over 10,000 programs, 16,000 promos and 12,000 international versions, creating content for Discovery’s more than 216 networks around the globe.

In its second year, Manufacturing Day is a grassroots effort by manufacturers to enhance public perception of production in America. The national celebration features more than 750 manufacturers, educational institutions and their partners offering open houses, public tours and career workshops to share the technology, ingenuity and innovation exemplified by American manufacturing.

If you’re in the DC area, we hope you’ll register to stop by DCTC between 10am and 6pm. If you’re not, you can celebrate with all the other events around the country!