Tuesday | October 4 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Partners In Thinc

The SouthWest Chapter’s newly formed Manufacturing Symposium provided such rich content, it seemed like they’d been doing it for years. During this half-day event, 100+ attendees and sponsors received information on apprenticeship programs, technology in manufacturing, trends in manufacturing, and more, from local and state speakers well versed in the industry. The event was hosted by Partners in THINC supported by six exhibiting companies.

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8:30 – 9:15 a.m. - Registration, Breakfast & Expo

9:15 a.m. - Welcome & Overview

9:30 – 10:15 a.m. - Breakout Session I
Apprenticeship Programs
Technology in Manufacturing

10:20 – 11 a.m. - Breakout Session II
Logistics and Transportation (Managed Lanes) – with Warren Cooksey, North Carolina Department of Transportation
Principals of Lean Manufacturing/Continuous Improvement, with North Carolina State University, Industrial Extension Service

11:10 a.m. – 12 p.m. - General Session – Panel Discussion
Economic Update: Mekael Teshone, PNC
Bank Business Landscape: Michael Ray, Experis Trends in Manufacturing


Contact Cherise Walker with questions at: cwalker@charlottechamber.com or 704-378-4106.