The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and Delaware Technical Community College along with presenting sponsor, Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership, will host its annual Spring Legislative Brunch and Manufacturing Conference on Tuesday, March 22.
The conference recognizes the important contributions that manufacturers make to Delaware’s economy, and provides business leaders the chance to network with legislators and state officials.
The morning manufacturing session’s panel discussion is titled “Rebuilding Delaware’s Manufacturing Supply Chain” and will be moderated by Anthony Newberry, Mid-Atlantic Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (MATAAC).
After decades of offshoring U.S. production resulting in the closure of manufacturing sites throughout the country, a renewed interest in rebuilding the U.S supply chain is emerging. This rebuilding movement was initiated over the need to return good jobs to our shores and is reinforced by companies trying to optimize the total cost to produce goods overseas for U.S. markets.
Panelists weighing in on the topic will include Buff Bruno, operations director at Edgewell Personal Care, LLC., Justin Cressler, plant manager, Kraft Heinz Company, Dipok Mia, engineering & maintenance manager at FMC BioPolymer, and Barry Sharpe, vice president of manufacturing at Bloom Energy.
Attendees will be able to network among a multitude of tabletop-style exhibits showcasing displays from Delaware manufacturers and other businesses. Gov. Jack Markell will be the keynote speaker at brunch.
The conference will begin at 9 a.m. at Delaware Technical Community College’s Terry Campus in Dover. Online registration is available at www.dscc.com. Registration is $50 for members and $75 for non-members. Please call (302) 576-6564 to register.