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Manufacturing Day 2016 Event at FMA

In Education by Mary Diamond

FMA was proud to hold it’s first Manufacturing DaySM event at our headquarters in Rockford, Ill. on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

The presentation began at 4 p.m. CDT and consisted of a panel discussion with four expert speakers addressing our nation’s manufacturing skills gap and how it will impact other segments of the economy. There was time after the presentations for a brief Q&A session with attendees as well. If you’d like to learn about the manufacturing multiplier effect, R&D impact and more, you can watch the highlights of the event in the video below!

On the day of this exciting first-time event, we shared the livestream video of our MFG DAY panel on our Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn pages for our online audience.

How Manufacturing Drives The Economy

This event was live at 4 PM CDT on Oct. 4th

 Featured speakers for this event:

  • Stephen Gold, President & CEO of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI)
  • Scott Mayer, Chairman & CEO of QPS Employment Services
  • Dr. Chris Kuehl, Managing Partner of Armada Corporate Intelligence and Economic Analyst for FMA
  • Kenneth Voytek, Chief Economist for the NIST MEP Program

We look forward to celebrating Manufacturing Day each year by sharing knowledge about the industry’s impact on our communities and our lives. A big thank you to all those in metal processing, forming, and fabricating who are taking part in this national movement. Whether you’re hosting an open house, taking students on tours, or attending an event this year have a very happy MFG DAY!

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