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National Manufacturing Day recognizes the impact of manufacturing upon the U.S. economy, highlights manufacturing’s value to communities across the nation and raises awareness of high-paying manufacturing careers. Manufacturing Day efforts provide business leaders, legislators, educators, media and the community at large with timely information about the innovations, technologies, career options and best practices that exist within today’s advanced manufacturers.

To celebrate this national event, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center, NEPIRC, is hosting three events.

Hazleton Event:
A Manufacturing Day Showcase, Presentation and Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, October 2nd at the Valley Country Club in Sugarloaf. This event will feature Jennifer Yuengling, Vice President of Operations, D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. as a keynote speaker. Jennifer is the sixth generation of the Yuengling family to run the company. She will share the story of America’s Oldest Brewery including its survival during prohibition, the company’s growth, its passionate fans and smugglers, and its commitment to the future.

Scranton Event:
A Regional Manufacturing Showcase and Trade Show will be held on Thursday, October 4th at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in Scranton. NEPIRC’s agenda features Chairman and CEO of Martin Guitar Company, Christian Frederick Martin, IV as a keynote speaker. Under his direction, this iconic company has maintained its integrity and industry wide respect, while growing and prospering to unprecedented manufacturing and sales levels. Manufacturers and businesses supporting the manufacturing industry are invited to set up trade show tables at both the Hazleton and Scranton events to showcase their products and services.

Wellsboro Event:
A Manufacturing Day Luncheon and Presentation will be held on Friday, October 5th at Timeless Destinations in Wellsboro. Denise Ball will be presenting the keynote presentation “Attracting and Retaining the Z & Millennial Generations.” Denise is a Workforce Development Specialist for Tooling U – SME, an industry leader in manufacturing workforce education and development and she will address how businesses can better attract workers by adapting to the needs of their current hiring pool.

All events are great opportunities to meet manufacturers and regional business leaders and learn about their products and services. Time has been incorporated into all events for participants to network, learn about what each other has to offer and help facilitate synergies, purchasing opportunities and collaborations among Pennsylvania manufacturers.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the keynote speaker sponsor for all three events.

Tickets and information may be obtained by calling Colleen Reardon at 570-704-0018 or by clicking here.

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