Auburn Manufacturing Day is Friday, Oct. 3. In support of the National Manufacturing Day, the public is invited to an open house and tour at the Auburn Training Connection, 1500 Pumphrey Ave., from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. This event is hosted by the Economic Development Department of the City of Auburn and the Auburn Technical Assistance Center (the Alabama Technology Network center at Auburn University). The open house includes a tour the machining lab used by the Auburn High School’s Industrial Technology Program, a demonstration of the student-built Bug-E electric car, and a demonstration of the aviation flight simulator used to train Auburn University flight students. The Auburn Training Connection is a unique partnership among Auburn area industry, Auburn University, Auburn City Schools, the City of Auburn and the Auburn Industrial Development Board. Its purpose is to provide a central training location to support local manufacturing industry.