Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Event

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October 7, 2016

This is a video of the highlights of a live panel presentation on How Manufacturing Drives the Economy, conducted at an MFG DAY event held Oct. 4 at FMA headquarters in Rockford, IL.

Manufacturers as well as educators and others in the business community who are dependent on the manufacturing sector will find the facts presented to be of interest as they look ahead to how the productivity, innovation and skilled labor crisis in this single sector will affect the entire economy - here in the U.S. and globally.

The panelists include: Stephen Gold, President & CEO of MAPI - Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, Kenneth Voytek, Chief Economist of the NIST-MEP Program, Scott Mayer, CEO of QPS Employment Service and Dr. Chris Kuehl, Managing Partner of Armada Corporate Intelligence and Economic Analyst for the FMA. Panel Moderator is Eric Lundin, Editor, The FABRICATOR and Tube & Pipe Journal.


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About Fabricators & Manufacturers Association

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) is a professional organization with more than 2,300 individual and company members working together to improve the metal forming and fabricating industry. Founded in 1970, FMA brings metal fabricators and equipment manufacturers together through technology councils, educational programs, networking events, and FABTECH. The official publications of FMA include – The FABRICATOR®, TPJ -The Tube & Pipe Journal®, STAMPING Journal®, Practical Welding Today®, The Fabricator® en Espanol, Canadian Metalworking and Canadian Fabricating & Welding.