Tuesday, June 20
The New Administration’s Impact on Manufacturing
John T. Doolittle, Government Affairs Consulting Service and Former U.S. House Representative
There’s no question, this is one of the most unusual presidential administrations in U.S. history. Former U.S. House Representative, John T. Doolittle, will join us and provide insight on the administration’s first five months and what he thinks lies ahead, especially as it relates to manufacturing.
Finishing Industry Outlook
Steve Kline, Director of Marketing Intelligence, Gardner Business Media
Things in the finishing industry are looking up. In fact, they are better than quite some time. Learn about the upticks in the industry and what the rest of the year looks like for finishing when it comes to our business outlook.
Getting to Know Your End User
- Frank Laster, A-1 Paint Powder and Sandblasting LLC
- Charlie O’Leary, O’Leary Built Bicycles
- Eddie Koehler & Jorge Martinez, JR Custom Metal
What makes a job shop or an OEM paint/power line run well? What challenges do our end user members face today? Where do they see the future of our industry moving? This session will give you a chance to hear from several of our end user members before opening the floor for a Q&A session.
Wednesday, June 20
Getting Excited About the Manufacturing Workforce
Michelle Striggow, Graco
You often read and hear about the shortage of manufacturing labor but we’re here to tell you that there are excellent programs, such as MFG Day, that are working to build excitement among young people about working in manufacturing. Members will share their experience and enthusiasm for these programs and help you understand how your company can get onboard and make a difference.
The Future of Industrial Coatings – Great Things to Come
Tony Cox, H-I-S Coatings “A Look Ahead at Liquid Coatings”
Dan Szczepanik, Sherwin-Williams “A Look Ahead at Powder Coatings
Is there a bright future ahead for coatings? We’re going to take a look ahead and see what’s in the pipeline for both liquid and powder coatings.
Annual Economic Update
Chris Kuehl, Armada Corporate Intelligence
Economically speaking, 2017 has been off to a pretty good start. Will it continue? Popular economist, Chris Kuehl returns to provide insight on the manufacturing indices we follow and what the forecast looks like for the rest of 2017 and beyond. Entertaining and informative, everyone wants to hear Chris’ presentation!