RCBI Celebrates National Manufacturing Day Oct. 4 with Technology Demos and Tours

The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) invites the community to join its celebration of National Manufacturing Day Friday, Oct. 4.

RCBI will host technology demonstrations and tours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centers in Huntington (1050 Fourth Ave.), South Charleston (100 Angus E. Peyton Dr.) and Bridgeport (2400 E. Benedum Industrial Dr.). The events are free and open to the public.

“Manufacturing Day is for everyone,” said Charlotte Weber, director and CEO of RCBI. “The day’s activities will highlight the importance of manufacturing to the nation’s economy with special attention focused on today’s advanced manufacturing, including additive manufacturing with 3-D printers. RCBI is proud to play a role in the nationwide resurgence of manufacturing.

“We hope to attract a large crowd at each of our statewide Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centers as we celebrate manufacturers, entrepreneurs and innovators in West Virginia.”

According to Weber, events at the Huntington location also will include a Manufacturing Institute Industry Partners Symposium. The symposium will begin at 11:30 a.m. with remarks by U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall, followed by a luncheon and networking opportunities.

She added, “The symposium will strategically connect RCBI’s entrepreneurial manufacturing clients with academic and government experts and other industry partners to discuss current opportunities in manufacturing, identify opportunities for collaboration and learn about current research activities.”

Reservations for those who plan to attend the symposium and luncheon in Huntington are due Friday, Sept. 27 by 3 p.m. No reservations are necessary for the demonstrations and tours at any of the locations.

To register or receive more information, call (800) 469-RCBI (7224) or visit www.rcbi.org/mfgday2013.

Directions to each of the locations are available on the website.