Manufacturing event scheduled for April 23


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Posted: 3/12/2014


Industry leaders will gather at Mississippi State University on April 23 to discuss existing and potential issues related to manufacturing and how to capitalize on the state's current momentum.

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 Manufacturing Summit: The Road Ahead. The event will be held at the Franklin Furniture Center.

Topics to be discussed at the annual manufacturing summit include transportation and logistics, manufacturing competitiveness, workforce development, the regulatory environment and the Affordable Care Act.

The $99 fee to attend the summit covers materials, refreshments and lunch. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The conference begins at 8:50 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m.

The MSU Franklin Furniture Institute, the MSU College of Forest Resources, the MSU Forest and Wildlife Research Center, the MSU Extension Service, the American Home Furnishings Alliance and the Mississippi Manufacturers Association are sponsoring the event.

For more information on the summit, contact Patricia West at or 336-884-5000, ext. 1000 or Amy Garrard at or 662-325-8453.

To register for the conference, visit

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