180 Hawley Lane
Trumbull, CT 06611
8:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2013
Sponsor: McGladrey LLPParticipating sponsor: nPlusOne ConsultingManufacturing is vital to Connecticut’s economic health and future. Now, after decades of uncertainty, the state’s manufacturers could be entering a new era of opportunity. Employment is rising, companies that moved overseas are returning and continuous improvement initiatives are helping many manufacturers hone their operations and enhance competitiveness. Join us for a discussion on the state of national and local manufacturing and learn about strategies for maximizing your company’s success.Program HighlightsOverview of U.S. manufacturing - Steve Menaker, Partner, McGladrey LLPPresentation of CBIA’s report, Connecticut Manufacturing: Building on the Past, Creating Our Future - Pete Gioia, Vice President and Economist, CBIAPanel discussion: Connecticut manufacturing executives on achieving success, resources needed for sustaining success, and strategies for cost-control and streamlining operationsModerator: Steve Menaker, Partner, McGladrey LLPBrian DiBella, Vice President and General Manager - Wiremold Electrical Wiring Systems Division, LegrandDon Janezic, CFO, Bigelow TeaPanel discussion: Industry-driven workforce solutionsModerator: Bonnie Del Conte, President, CONNSTEPJason Howey, President, Okay IndustriesDr. Karen Wosczyna-Birch, Executive Director College of Technology, Connecticut Community CollegesDave J. Tuttle, Department Head/ Manufacturing. Connecticut Technical High School SystemDouglas Johnson, Vice President of Operations, Marion Manufacturing CompanyPolicy discussion: Improving Connecticut’s manufacturing climate - Joe Brennan, Senior Vice President of Public Policy, CBIATune to WFSB Channel 3 or WTIC 1080 for cancellations due to inclement weather.
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