Last updated on May 13th, 2019 at 02:33 pm
In previous years, as Wisconsin’s manufacturing sector declined, interest in events such as the Wisconsin Manufacturing & Machine Tool Expo also waned. However, the surviving factories in the state are finding ways to compete in a global economy, and their rebirth is reflected in the growing interest in this year’s Wisconsin Manufacturing & Machine Tool Expo.
The event will be held Sept. 27-29 at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park. This year’s event will feature 16 seminars, double the amount of years past, according to show manager Jay Partington.
"Our emphasis has always been to provide manufacturers with a relaxed atmosphere in which to help them stay abreast of new technologies and applications. This year, we have increased the number of events and educational opportunities for the attendees," Partington said.
The seminars will be free to registered attendees and will be coordinated by the Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) and the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). The seminar topics will include: Production Worker Certification & National MCSS Standards; Justifying Automation for Small Lot Production; Aligning with a Lean Strategy: Suppliers & OEMs Working Together to Reduce Costs and Increase Profits; Today’s Healthcare Crisis & Tomorrow’s Emerging Solutions; Managing Metalworking Fluids; Lean Office: How to Apply Principles of Lean Manufacturing to Office Functions; Building the Manufacturing Workforce for the 21st Century; Robotics 2005: Competing With China (and the Guy Next Door); Improving Flow & On-Time Delivery for Custom Manufacturers; Small Business Loans & Tax Credits; Combining Lean & Six Sigma; Identifying Critical Controllable Factors for Improved Quality in Manufacturing; the Impact of Public Policy on Wisconsin’s Manufacturers; Preventative Maintenance of Hydraulic Systems; an Education on How to Compete with China; and Commonly Encountered Tool Failure Mechanisms & Related Corrective Actions.
Registration at the door will be $10, which will be good for all three days of the show.
For more information, contact Hartland-based Expo Productions Inc. at 1-800-367-5520 or visit www.expoproductionsinc.com.
July 22, 2005, Small Business Times, Milwaukee, WI