Nanotechnology Manufacturers' Forum Returns for Nano Week(TM) 2006

Forum will focus on nanotechnology applications in manufacturing

Aug 17, 2006, 01:00 ET from Nano-Network

    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: The
 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
 For more information on NorTech, visit
     About MAGNET:
     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
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      Kelly Coolbaugh

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