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Event DetailsFacility Tour
September 14, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
2501 Van Buren St
Bellwood, IL 60104
Wouldn't it be great to see more products made locally? What better way to understand how to design for local manufacturing than to actually watch the machines in action? How can we as designers better understand the business of a manufacturer so that we can work more closely together?
So many questions that we can answer in one event- a Factory Tour!
Our upcoming Women in Metals Jam manufacturer Matot, the nation's largest commercial dumbwaiter manufacturer, is women owned and has been in Chicago since 1888. We invite you to join us in touring their manufacturing plant and discussing how designers and manufacturers can work more closely together over lunch. Please RSVP to let us know you can make it!
Matot located just West of Maywood and Forest Park and parking is available. It is also a short drive from the Forest Park Blue Line stop and registered attendents will be provided with a $20 Uber code graciously provided by Matot towards your ride from the Blue Line or other location.
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About DesignHouse + Matot
DesignHouse uses the power of design to engage the local manufacturing industry and help breakdown the silos between Local Manufacturing and Design. By bringing innovative ideas into local manufacturing Designers, Entrepreneurs and Makers can help revitalize the Local Manufacturing Industry. This revitalization not only contributes to needed jobs in local communities, but creates environmentally sustainable supply chains and strengthens communities by keeping the economy local.