Columbus Chamber to Host Ohio Edison Technology Centers Showcase & Manufacturers Forum

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Columbus, OH (March 14, 2012) – Aligning with the Columbus Region’s steadily growing manufacturing industry, the Columbus Chamber has announced it will host the Ohio Edison Technology Centers Showcase & Manufacturers Forum from 9 to 11 a.m. March 23. The free event will take place at Edison Welding Institute Inc. (EWI), 1250 Arthur E. Adams Drive in Columbus.

Geared toward audiences including manufacturing business executives, economic development practitioners and elected officials, the event will focus on the resources available to manufacturing companies through the seven Ohio Edison Technology Centers. This statewide consortium was formed to help manufacturing companies reduce costs, increase production, quality and innovation, and ultimately increase sales and profit.

“Manufacturing is a driving industry in the Columbus Region’s existing business community, evidenced by steady growth in 2011 – which often outpaced state and national performance,” said Michael Dalby, president and CEO, Columbus Chamber. “This event will bring together the right resources to ensure the region’s manufacturing companies have the right tools to continue to grow and expand.”

The Ohio Edison Technology Centers provide a variety of product and process innovation and commercialization services – ranging from new product design to process improvement and workforce development – to both established and early-stage manufacturing and technology-based businesses. In addition to the EWI, centers in the Columbus Region include BioOhio, focused on promoting Ohio’s bio-life sciences industry, and PolymerOhio, committed to the global competitiveness and growth of Ohio’s polymer industry.

For more information or to register for the Ohio Edison Technology Centers Showcase & Manufacturers Forum, visit www.columbus.org/events.

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