NE Manufacturing Summit - October 27th

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Nebraska is home to more than 1,600 manufacturers who employ more than 100,000 workers. Manufacturing contributes roughly $14 billion annually to Nebraska's total economic output. The average Nebraska manufacturing employee makes over $17,000 more a year than the average non-farm, private sector worker.

On October 27th, the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce will be holding their annual Manufacturing & Distribution Executive Summit in Lincoln. This free event is recommended for people in manufacturing and manufacturing-related industries.

Please call (402) 474-4422 to reserve your spot.

8:30 am        Registration begins 
9:00 am   Continental breakfast & welcome, Rick Cornish, Valmont Industries, Inc.
9:15 am   RSM, Monitor Survey
9:45 am    Legislative update, Barry Kennedy, Nebraska Chamber president
10:15 am       Break
10:30 am     Workforce panel discussion, moderated by TR Raimondo of Behlen Manufacturing, featuring past Nebraska Manufacturer of the Year Award winners
  • Sheri Andrews, Lozier Corporation
  • Mike Boyle, Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., USA
  • Dirk Petersen, NUCOR Steel
  • Jeff Scherer, Smeal Fire Apparatus Co.
11:15 am   Impact Nebraska, Dr. Marysz Rames, president, Wayne State College
11:45 am   Lunch
NOON   Keynote: State of Manufacturing, Patrick Forrest, Mational Assoc. of Manufacturing (NAM)
12:30 pm   Manufacturing in Nebraska, Gov. Ricketts (invited), & presentation of the NE Manufacturer of the Year Award
1:00 pm   Conclude