Ohio Lt. Gov. Bruce Johnson to Speak at Nanotechnology Manufacturers' Forum

Sep 21, 2005, 01:00 ET from Nano-Network

    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
 manufacturing sector.
     "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.

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