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DVIRC Presents The 9Th Annual Greater Philadelphia Manufacturing Summit
The Manufacturing Summit, this year held virtually, is the only event in the region that convenes the entire manufacturing ecosystem

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (DVIRC) will host its Greater Philadelphia Manufacturing Summit virtually on October 7, 2021. Each year, local and national industry leaders, technology companies, small and mid-sized manufacturers, academics, makers, designers, hardware entrepreneurs, and students gather for a day of inspiration and education. This year's theme, Workforce, Economy & the Future of Manufacturing, will focus on helping manufacturers become employers of choice by broadening the talent pipeline, fostering inclusive cultures, and upskilling the manufacturing workforce. The event gives manufacturing leaders an opportunity to step out of the day-to-day whirlwind of their business for a thought-provoking and educational morning.

The event will feature keynote speaker Brian Beaulieu, CEO and Principal of ITR Economics. Back by popular demand, Beaulieu, who is lauded as one of the country's most informed economists, will provide his entertaining and accurate perspective on government initiatives, consumer trends, market opportunities, labor issues, and production costs, as well as business responses, tactics, and strategies given the projected economic changes.

The event will also include a panel discussion with regional manufacturing leaders Rich Latella, Plant Manager, New Hudson Facades, Heidi McKenna, President, The Fredericks Company, and Michael Luber, Vice President of Business Transformation & Operational Excellence, Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages, about ways they have differentiated themselves in a tight labor market. Joel Simon of Emsi Burning Glass will share findings from a Labor Demand Study DVIRC commissioned and will engage the audience on workforce issues and opportunities.

Tickets to the Summit and more information can be found here.

About DVIRC 
DVIRC is a regional economic development organization with a public purpose—to support the profitable growth of small and mid-sized U.S. manufacturers. Our vision is to have the region's manufacturing companies recognized as among the most advanced and innovative manufacturing companies in the world. Our mission is to strengthen regional manufacturing companies by helping them continuously improve their competitiveness and profitable growth. We support manufacturers through three practice areas: consulting, customized training and education, and executive network groups.  Since 1988 we have served more than 2,000 manufacturers and generated over $2 Billion in client impact. For more information visit

Lonni Gajer

SOURCE Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center