CLEVELAND, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lorain County Manufacturing
Council (LCMC) today announced the 2nd Annual Nanotechnology Manufacturers'
Forum, a one-day event designed to encourage collaboration between
nanotechnology experts and traditional manufacturers, will be held on
October 4 at the Spitzer Conference Center on the Lorain County Community
College campus (1005 North Abbe Road, Elyria, Ohio) from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. This
forum will be one in a series of events scheduled for Nano Week(TM) 2006,
five-day exploration of how nanotechnology is changing our world.
The Nanotechnology Manufacturers' Forum made its debut during Nano Week
2005. In 2006, the forum will continue to focus on how nanotechnology can
help traditional manufacturers develop more efficient ways to make and
enhance products through application of the small science.
"This forum presents an excellent learning opportunity for the
manufacturer who wants to understand how nanotechnology can improve their
business," said John Butkowski, President of the LCMC. He continued, "our
goal is to facilitate interaction between nanotechnology developers and
companies that want to improve their businesses through the use of
The forum is directed to representatives of manufacturing companies,
including those who hold senior technical positions; business executives;
marketing and sales representatives; entrepreneurs; policy makers and
economic development leaders. Those who attend will gain an understanding
of nanotechnology, learn how to make product and process improvements, and
generate new market opportunities.
Speakers for the forum are invited executives from companies and
organizations leading the commercialization of nanotechnology.
"This forum will allow traditional manufacturing companies an
opportunity to learn how to incorporate nanotechnology into their
manufacturing processes and gain a competitive edge in their industry,"
said Chris Mather, Executive Director of the Nano-Network and Vice
President of NorTech.
The Nanotechnology Manufacturers' Forum is being sponsored by the
Lorain County Manufacturing Council, Lorain County Community College, the
Manufacturing Advocacy Growth Network (MAGNET), Lorain County College Tech
Prep Consortium, JumpStart, the Nano-Network, and NorTech.
Registration for the event is as follows: $65 Non-Members, $50 Nano-
Network and LCMC Members, and $30 Faculty and College Students. To register
to attend this event, visit:
deadline for registration is September 27.
For more information about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities,
please contact John Butkowski at (440) 366-4049 or
For more information about Nano Week 2006, please visit
About the Lorain County Manufacturing Council
The LCMC is a non-profit organization focused on retaining and growing
manufacturing in Lorain County. It serves as a vehicle to disseminate new
manufacturing technologies, identify new products and services that will
generate revenue, and expand manufacturing capabilities in the region. For
more information about the Nanotechnology Manufacturers' Forum, please
About the Nano-Network
The Nano-Network, a consortium of nanotechnology-minded scientists,
entrepreneurs and supporting agencies in Northeast Ohio, and NorTech (the
Northeast Ohio Technology Coalition), which is leading the development of a
technology-driven economy in Northeast Ohio, are the driving forces behind
Nano Week. For more information on Nano Week, visit www.nano-network.org.
For more information on NorTech, visit www.nortech.org.
MAGNET is the Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network. Its mission is
to support, educate and champion Northeast Ohio manufacturing with the goal
of transforming the region's economy into a powerful, global player. For
more information, visit www.magnetwork.org