CLEVELAND, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lorain County Manufacturing
Council (LCMC) announced today that Ohio Lieutenant Governor Bruce Johnson
will give the opening remarks at the Nanotechnology Manufacturers' Forum,
Thursday, October 20 in Elyria, Ohio. The Forum will help manufacturers
understand how nanotechnology can improve their products, generate new market
opportunities, and strengthen our economy.
The Nanotechnology Manufacturers' Forum is one in a series of events
scheduled for NANO Week, a five-day nanotechnology program being held in
Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. The LCMC forum will take place at the Spitzer
Conference Center on the campus of Lorain County Community College, 1005 North
Abbe Road, Elyria, Ohio.
Mr. Johnson will discuss the importance of using cutting edge technology
to drive innovation, to create and improve existing products to bolster the
region's economy. Mr. Johnson has been an advocate of expanding Ohio's
"Ohio's economy is dependent on applying our technological research
strengths to our industrial strengths to create the jobs of tomorrow," said
Johnson. "Nanotechnology is having a dramatic impact on how we create,
develop, and manufacture products here in Ohio and abroad, and is an area we
must aggressively pursue."
"We are pleased Lt. Gov. Bruce Johnson will be part of the forum and share
his thoughts about nanotechnology. Mr. Johnson's participation in the event
reinforces our commitment to technology-based economic development in the
region," said John Butkowski, president of the LCMC.
The forum is being sponsored by Lorain County Manufacturing Council,
Lorain County Community College, Lorain County College Tech Prep Consortium,
MSBDC at Kent State University and The Society of Manufacturing Engineers
(SME), headquartered in Dearborn, MI.
To register for this event, please visit www.nanomf.com. The registration
deadline is October 10.
NANO Week in Cleveland October 17-21 is an exploration and celebration of
how nanotechnology is changing our world. NANO Week is hosted by the Nano-
Network, an Ohio-based nanotechnology educational, networking and advocacy
group. For additional information on NANO Week activities, please visit
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.