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Manufacturing: A Blueprint For Our Future


RPI Heffner Alumni House , 1301 Peoples Avenue Troy, NY 12180
7:30 a.m. Check-in & Breakfast; 8-9:30 a.m. Panel Discussion
$35 Members; $50 Member Walk-ins
If you have questions, please contact Rachael Murray

Manufacturers employ more than 12 million people in the US and contribute $2.25 trillion to the US economy annually. Locally employment in manufacturing jobs are at a 16 year high.

Online registration has closed; member walk-ins are welcome.

While the area was once known for building trains and making collars, its now known for chemical, medical, computer and electronic manufacturing. Join us to hear how these manufacturing jobs have changed on the factory floor and learn how these new collar jobs impact your business and the local economy.

Panelists include:

  • Sam Chiappone, Director of Manufacturing Innovation, School of Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Martin Gordinier, President, Gurley Precision Instruments
  • Nolan Pazin, Plant Manager, Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Inc   
  • William E. Price III, Chief Operating Officer, StemCultures
  • Moderator Penny Hill, Dean, Economic Development and Workforce Initiatives, Hudson Valley Community College

Parking Information: Attendees can park on Peoples Ave. (please abide by parking signs) as well as in the North Lot and J Lot behind the Alumni House.

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