CLEVELAND, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lorain County Manufacturing Council
(LCMC) today announced it will host a forum October 20 to encourage
collaboration between nanotechnology interests and manufacturers to develop
more efficient ways to make products through applications of the small
science. The Nanotechnology Manufacturers' Forum is one of a series of events
scheduled for NANO Week, the five-day nanotechnology conference that first
debuted in 2004. The LCMC forum will take place at the Spitzer Conference
Center on the campus of Lorain County Community College (1005 North Abbe Road,
"This forum presents an excellent learning opportunity for the
manufacturer who wants to understand how nanotechnology applies to his own
industry," said John Butkowski, president of the LCMC.
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. Confirmed
speakers at this time include: Alan Brown, Ph.D., Vice President Chief
Technology Officer for CAMP, Inc.; David Jarus, R&D Manager for PolyOne
Corporation; Frank Boron, President of BioPlastics, Inc.; Hassan Bodaghi,
Director of Business Development for the Nordson Corporation and Lou Luedtke,
President and CEO of the National Composite Center. Additional speakers will
be announced a later date.
"This forum will allow traditional manufacturing companies an opportunity
to gain a competitive edge and learn how to incorporate nanotechnology into
their manufacturing processes," said Chris Mather, executive director of the
Nano-Network and associate director of NorTech. "Our goal is to facilitate
interaction between nanotechnology developers and companies that want to
improve their businesses through the use of nanotechnology."
Registration for the event is as follows: $50 Non-Members,
$40 Nano-Network and LCMC Members and $30 Faculty and College Students. The
deadline for registration is October 10. For more information about
sponsorship opportunities, please contact John Butkowski at (440) 366-4049.
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 visit,
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.
About the Lorain County Manufacturing Council
The Lorain County Manufacturing Council is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit
organization with a dedicated "manufacturing focus" to retain and grow the
manufacturing sector and supporting businesses. The Council is made up of
manufacturers, by manufacturers, for manufacturers. www.lorainccc.edu/lcmc
About the Nano-Network
The Nano-Network was formed by scientists, entrepreneurs and financiers to
improve and expand nanotechnology research and commercialization activities
and capacities in Northeast Ohio, and throughout the nation. More information
about the Nano-Network is available at www.nano-network.org.