The ASSEMBLY Show
The ASSEMBLY Show

Bringing Jobs Back to the USA: Rebuiding America's Manufacturing Through Reshoring Will be Focus of The ASSEMBLY Show Keynote Presentation

asb show logoCharter Exhibitors to Return to The ASSEMBLY Show Following Strong Attendee Research

Rosemont, IL, March 18, 2014 - BNP Media, producer of The ASSEMBLY Show, is thrilled to announce Author and Consultant Timothy J. Hutzel, president, Tim Hutzel Advisory Board Services and Manufacturing Executive David Lippert, president, Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Co., as the keynote speakers for The ASSEMBLY Show. Mr. Hutzel and Mr. Lippert will discuss Bringing Jobs Back to the USA: Rebuilding America's Manufacturing Through Reshoring during the opening day keynote which will take place on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

 "Hutzel and Lippert are known to say that American companies can survive and prosper while keeping their manufacturing base within the United States," said Tom Esposito, Publisher, ASSEMBLY Magazine. "In this must-see presentation, these two leading industry experts will provide a powerful one-two punch to debunk the myth that U.S. manufacturers can't compete with cheap labor countries." A retired manufacturing executive from GE Aircraft and Union City Body Co., Hutzel will explain why U.S. companies sent their jobs overseas, and he will detail the negative impacts this had on their products, employees, suppliers, and, indeed, the American way of life. More importantly, attendees will learn how Hamilton Caster and other companies are thriving by manufacturing within the United States, and find out how they put themselves in position to compete.

In addition to this dynamic keynote presentation, the exhibit hall will once again feature over 150 exhibiting companies, including many of the Charter exhibitors who helped to launch the event in 2013. Charter exhibitors include Gold Sponsor Ingersoll Rand, ixmation North America, SCHUNK, Bosch Rexroth Corp., ASG, Div of Jergens, Inc., and others.

The keynote presenters and charter exhibitors will see a highly qualified audience of industry executives. "Our post event research indicated what our exhibitors already new, we delivered a very high quality audience of buyers who were looking for primary end products and services in automotive, aerospace, appliance, electronics and medical industries," said Esposito. "We look forward to once again bringing together these buyers and sellers of assembly technology for our 2nd annual event which promises to be even bigger and better."

The research conducted immediately after the event with the 3,000 attendees reflected that The ASSEMBLY Show attracted high level attendees including corporate/executive management, engineers, manufacturing/operations/production/supply chain management, design management, purchasing agents and more.

Top companies sent executives from 3M, Abbott Laboratories, Baxter Healthcare, Caterpillar, General Motors, Harley Davidson Motor Co., Lockheed Martin, Motorola Solutions, Philips Healthcare, Xerox Corporation and hundreds of others. In 2013 attendees came from 42 states and 16 different countries and had the authority to purchase the following products: automated assembly machines, assembly workstations, conveyors and materials, power and hand tools, test and inspection equipment, and much more.

"I was pleasantly surprised at the success of the show's first year. It was well promoted, well run and well attended," said Keith Soderlund, CREFORM Corporation, a charter exhibitor. "We've been losing faith in trade shows recently but the success of this show reaffirms there is a place for exhibitions in today's marketplace. Some people are still interested in the chance to see, touch and experience equipment as well as dialogue with representatives from the manufacturer."

The ASSEMBLY Show 2014 will be held Tuesday, October 28 - Thursday, October 30 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. In addition to the robust show floor and dynamic keynote presentation, the event will kick off with The Taste of Rosemont Welcome Reception; offer dozens of education sessions on the show floor; and several networking opportunities.

The Show is sponsored by ASSEMBLY (www.assemblymag.com), a monthly trade magazine read by 56,000 engineers and managers responsible for manufacturing and designing cars, computers, catheters, coffee makers, etc. ASSEMBLY covers the processes, technologies and strategies for joining discrete parts into finished products. The event is produced by BNP Media (www.bnpmedia.com), one of the country's leading business-to-business media companies serving professionals across 50+ industries. For more information, visit www.theassemblyshow.com.

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Amy Riemer
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