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Join us at the CBJ Manufacturing Conference on September 28

September 13, 2018 | Training and Events | Company

The Corridor Manufacturing Conference invites industry leaders to network, learn about best practices in the region, and build a stronger pipeline to engage the next generation.

Attendees will gather for a morning keynote before dispersing for three rounds of breakouts. Attendees can choose from and move around three breakout tracks: Leadership, Workforce, Technology & Operations. Everyone will gather again for a luncheon keynote, Manufacturing Leaders panel, and brief cocktail reception.

2018 Keynote Speakers:

John Brandt of The MPI Group

Morning Keynote: Manufacturing’s New Digital Divide
John Brandt of The MPI Group

Mr. Brandt will draw on his firm’s ground-breaking IoT research to detail specific strategies and improvement tactics that work hand-in-hand with the IoT to achieve operational excellence. He will also explore case studies that illustrate how to deploy these strategies at manufacturers both large and small.

William Strauss of Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Luncheon Keynote: Economic & Manufacturing Outlook
William Strauss of Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Mr. Strauss will look at the performance and outlook for the economy and manufacturing sector.


Manufacturing Leaders Panel Discussion
Moderator: Jeff Spadaro of Van Meter Inc.


  • Tom Barnes, owner and president of Barnes Manufacturing
  • Roger Klouda, president of MSI Mold Builders
  • Brian Olesen, president and CEO of Centro Inc.
  • Mike Wehr, COO of Raining Rose
CBJ 2017 Manufacturing Conference Testimonials

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