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OBI will mark Manufacturing Day – recognized on the first Friday of October – with an afternoon event Oct. 6. The event will cap off a week of manufacturing activities highlighted by OBI’s 2023 Manufacturing and Innovation Roadshow, which will feature a dozen tours and related activities from Oct. 2-4.

During the Manufacturing Day event, OBI will present the inaugural Manufacturer of the Year Awards. The awards will be made in three categories: Innovation, Environmental Sustainability, and Workforce & Community Impact. Learn about this year’s honorees here.

The event also will feature a panel discussion with Oregon manufacturing leaders. The discussion, “Manufacturing the Future: How Oregon Companies are Evolving, Competing and Leading,” will be facilitated by Lori Olund, president of Miles Fiberglass, and feature Alicia Chapman, CEO of Willamette Technical Fabricators; Kyle Kimmerle, CEO of NSI; and Ivy Quach, CFO of QB Fabrication & Welding.

Schedule of Events:

  • 1:30 p.m. – Doors open/networking reception
  • 2 p.m. – Manufacturing Day program
  • 3 p.m. – Networking reception resumes
  • 3:30 p.m. – End of event


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