18th Annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing & High Technology Summit

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Start Date: October 29, 2020

End Date: October 29, 2020

Start Time: 08:00 am

End Time: 12:00 pm

Location: Virtual

18th Annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing & High Technology Summit

Virtual – October 29, 2020

8:00 am Introduction: Welcoming Remarks: Mike Mastergeorge, Vice President, Brazonics Inc. Welcoming Remarks: Taylor Caswell, Commissioner, NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs Special introduction by Governor Christopher Sununu (Invited)

8:15 am Introduction: David Janelle, Senior Vice President, People’s United Bank; Keynote: Doug K. Woods, President, The Association for Manufacturing Technology – Click here for bio“Manufacturing the Future: Transformative Technologies’ role in accelerating out of the COVID crisis”

9:15 am Break

9:30 am Concurrent Workshops:

Workshop A: “Sustainability Around Your Lean Factory”

Facilitator: Josh Treadwell, Senior Project Manager, NH MEP

Panelists: Rob Pruyn, President, The Rubber Group Charlie Hackett, Director Corporate Improvement, Hypertherm Inc.

Workshop B: “Changed Work Environment during COVID-19”

Facilitator: Eric Basta, Business Development & Marketing Manager, NH MEP

Panelists: Tara Burzynski, President, AeroDynamics Tim Dining, Vice President/General Manager, Jewell Instruments LLC. Cara Stewart, President, Sealite USA LLC.

Workshop C: Technology-Driven Market Intelligence

Facilitator: Ronald Poulson, Project Manager, NH MEP Presenter: Michael Osbourne, Innovation Advisory, RTI International

Workshop D: “Workforce Development & Training Resources”

Panelists: Richard Lavers, Deputy Commissioner, NH Department of Employment Security Zenagui Brahim, President, NH MEP Evania Verley, Manufacturing Sector Partnership Advisor, NH MEP Beth Doiron, Director of College Access & DoE Programs, Community College System of NH Brad Kinsey, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Interim Director, UNH John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center

10:30 am Break

10:45 am Repeat Workshops for A, B, C, and D


For more information call Zenagui Brahim(603) 724-4598 or email zenaguib@nhmep.org


About NH MEP

New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership
172 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH  03301

Phone: 603-226-3200

The New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, disability, age, political affiliation or belief. This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of all educational and training programs and activities. It also encompasses the employment of personnel and contracting for goods and services.

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Press Releases

Students Will Virtually Tour Manufacturers in October During NH Manufacturing Month

An entire month of celebrating manufacturing in New Hampshire!

For the last 7 years New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership with help from the NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs, the Community College System of New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Department of Education and many other partners organized NH Manufacturing Month. NHMEP hopes to encourage students into building their career with local manufacturers, keeping them in state after graduation.

What is it all about?
In previous years, throughout the month of October, high school and middle school students went on field trips to visit local manufacturers. During those trips, manufacturers had the opportunity to show students how cool manufacturing is and inform them of all the in demand careers their field has to offer. This year, our plan is to engage students in virtual visits to manufacturers.

StopTheSpread’s ImpactAssets COVID-19 Response Fund

StopTheSpread is an organization whose mission is to catalyze the private sector response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since early March, StopTheSpread and NIST MEP have worked together, matching StopTheSpread partners with MEP Centers and clients in order to facilitate increased production of personal protective equipment (PPE), testing and treatment equipment, and ventilators. Recently, StopTheSpread joined forces with ImpactAssets an organization raising capital for their COVID Response Fund.

StopTheSpread has opened their intake form to manufacturers facing financial roadblocks in their COVID-19 pandemic response efforts.

Any manufacturer that wants to produce PPE (e.g., masks, gloves, gowns, etc.) or testing and treatment equipment may apply for an impact investment using the intake form.

Progressive Manufacturing Expands Team with New Marketing and Communications Specialist

West Lebanon, NH – September 2020: Progressive Manufacturing, Inc. is excited to announce that Lori Decato-Metz has joined the team as Marketing Communications Manager. In her role, Lori will develop creative content to expand Progressive Manufacturing’s presence in the New England market and also promote their brand SÓLAS Contemporary Fire, which produces modern and efficient fireplace products.

Prior to joining Progressive Manufacturing, Lori worked as a creative marketing professional for many regional and global brands, including Timberland, Eastern Mountain Sports, ECCO and Bauer Hockey.

Mascoma Community Development Wins $65 Million Tax Credit to Facilitate New England Expansion

Mascoma Community Development, an entity of New England based Mascoma Bank, has received a $65 Million tax credit allocation to facilitate industrial and manufacturing expansion, along with retail and main street redevelopments in rural and minor-urban communities of New England. The award is from the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) authority from the U.S. Treasury’s CDFI Fund. Project developments will be focused on New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, New York, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.

“We will use this award to provide much needed flexible financing for manufacturers needing to update deteriorating facilities and aging equipment,” said Dick Jennings, Managing Director, Mascoma Community Development.

Rewarding Opportunities at USAF Advanced Manufacturing Olympics Virtual Event

Virtual Event: October 20-23, 2020

This October, the US Air Force will launch an inaugural virtual event, the Advanced Manufacturing Olympics (AMO), which is “aimed at translating innovative ideas into enduring solutions” in manufacturing technology across the United States. Distinguished leaders in academia, government and industry will be speaking to discuss the future of advanced manufacturing.

Topics at the Advanced Manufacturing Olympics will include Industry 4.0, 3D printing, augmented and virtual reality, automation and more. There will be open discussion on technical challenges and potential solutions for the Air Force’s sustainment issues.

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