Two Memorable Days in April

Paul Fogleman,

WHAT WE DO: During the recent visit of the international delegation to the Manufacturing Solutions Center, companies that have developed new products and markets through the center’s support offered displays in the incubator area. Executives from these companies also were present to discuss the role the MSC has played in their success.

Two days in April. At separate gatherings in North Carolina the talk was about the “renaissance” of manufacturing in the USA. Production is coming home.
Economists, government officials, and manufacturers from 19 countries in Central and South America arrived Thursday, April 3 at the Manufacturing Solutions Center in Conover to see how a multi-million dollar operation is focusing on rebuilding the manufacturing economy in North Carolina.

Four hours later, another organization in Charlotte was starting a two-day session to study new trends and the opportunities they bring for textiles. The annual marketing conference of the Synthetic Yarn and Fiber Association (SYFA) included speakers to confirm to the innovations sparking growth in manufacturing.

TRENDS was present to cover the exciting news related to the re-emergence of traditional manufacturing – hosiery, furniture, textiles, and supply chain
companies – in the fast-paced 21st century with its changing technologies and market opportunities.

It is indeed a brave new world and those with courage to participate will thrive.


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