Workshops confirmed for Manufacturing Matters EXPO

The Manufacturing Matters EXPO is a two-day event at the Spokane Country Fair & Expo Center, scheduled for September 26 and 27, that showcases the region’s manufacturing capabilities.

The EXPO features a tradeshow with exhibitors representing leading contract manufacturers, job shops, and suppliers. In addition, educational workshops, featuring industry best practices, trends and new technologies are scheduled on Wednesday on a variety of topics relevant to engineers, purchasing agents and managers of manufacturing companies.

Free workshops for attendees on Wed., Sept. 27:

“People Drive Your Business” Dr. Wade Larson, SPHR
“So You Think You’re In Compliance With The Welding Code?” Kyle Harrison, P.E.
“Simplifying Your Life with Autodesk Fusion 360” Josh Spencer, CADABLE
“Spokane Youth Apprenticeships” Briana Durham, AJAC
“The Contribution of Manufacturing: Employment, Wages and Productivity” Dr. Grant Forsyth, Avista Chief Economist
“Heat Treating of Steel Alloys” Dr. Marty Weiser, Eastern Washington University
“Lean Manufacturing Simulations” Gene Hamacher, TechHelp
“Material Selection Methods” Dr. Patrick Ferro, Gonzaga University
“How Can L&I Help Increase Your Profits” Mark Wagar, Labor & Industries
“Policies Impacting the Manufacturing Industry” Amy Anderson, Bob Battles, Mike Ennis & Eric Lones, AWB
“Developing Talent From Within – Improving Workforce Performance” Ray Keevy, Community Colleges of Spokane
“Why Great Design is Critical for Manufacturing Companies” Rick Hosmer, Chief Marketing Officer Klündt | Hosmer
“Maximizing R & D Tax Credits for Manufacturers” Joe Stoddard, CPA, Eide Bailly
“Seven Executive Lean Leadership Practices” John Dickson, Spokane County
“Entering the Aerospace Market-What you Need to Know” presented by Rick Taylor, Vice President, Altek Incorporated and Mark Norton, Sales Manager, Eclipse Screen PrintingRegister and get more information on the event here.

Click here to view Manufacturing Matters EXPO 17 Brochure with exhibitor map, workshop descriptions and presenter bios.