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Industry Leaders to Present in Showcase Theaters at The ASSEMBLY Show

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Rosemont, IL, May 30, 2013 - In addition to a robust expo hall, attendees at the upcoming ASSEMBLY Show will have the unique opportunity to hear industry experts discuss the latest technological advances and manufacturing trends at the Showcase Theater. The ASSEMBLY Show will take place from Monday, October 28, through Wednesday, October 30, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.

“We are thrilled to host these educational sessions in the expo hall, where senior executives will speak on a variety of important topics,” stated Tom Esposito, publisher of ASSEMBLY magazine. “In addition to the Showcase Theaters, attendees will be able to gain insight from our two dynamic keynote presenters and from hundreds of exhibitors.”

 Presentations include:

New Technology in Cordless Assembly Tools Inspires an Industry Shift Kevin Reiland, product manager at Panasonic Assembly Tools, will discuss how cordless tools can save energy compared with air tools and provide environmental rewards in reducing CO2 emissions.

The Sometimes Unexpected Challenges to Consider When Using Advanced Materials in Next Generation Products, Especially in Medical Devices Len Czuba, president of Czuba Enterprises, will examine the assembly and processing changes required to switch from legacy plastic materials to newer alternatives.

Recommendations for Manufacturing Growth in the Tri-State Region Kelly O'Brien, senior vice president of economic development of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and the Tri State Alliance for Regional Development, will discuss how manufacturing continues to be important to the region, and identify the stumbling blocks ahead.

Advancements in Reaction Free Tools—Taking the Twist out of Torque Dave Garner, marketing manager for automation tools and reaction-free tools at Desoutter Industrial Tools, will discuss a tool that takes away the physical reaction of applying torque. This innovation gives assemblers tools that are comfortable to use and helps manufacturers reduce costs.

• Found Money: Resources for Midwest Manufacturers Manny Rodriguez, vice president of business and economic development at the Alliance for Illinois Manufacturing, will provide details on the more than 95 taxpayer-supported programs for grants, low-cost loans, tax incentives and technical services for small and midsized manufacturers.

• The New Illinois Manufacturing Laboratory: What Can It Do for Your Company? Jeffrey Margolis, Ph.D., managing director of the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition, will discuss Governor Pat Quinn’s $5 million pledge to help establish this independent, nonprofit entity to be located in Chicago and involve the University of Illinois and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications of Urbana.

• Get Help Through the Manufacturing Extension Partnerships A representative from the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) will discuss how the federal Manufacturing Extension Partnership program is providing hands-on technical assistance and strategic advice to help manufacturers be more

In addition to these dynamic theater presentations, The ASSEMBLY Show expo hall will showcase leading industry companies—including Silver Sponsor Ingersoll Rand as well as many others. For a list of exhibiting companies and exciting show features, visit


The ASSEMBLY Show is sponsored by ASSEMBLY, a monthly trade magazine read by 56,000 engineers and managers responsible for manufacturing and designing cars, computers, catheters, coffee makers and everything in between. ASSEMBLY covers processes, technologies and strategies for joining discrete parts into finished products. Visit The event is produced by BNP Media, one of the country's leading business-to-business media companies serving industry professionals across 50+ industries through magazines, custom media, e-newsletters, website conferences, events and market research. Visit BNP Media at

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