News Release from AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology

For Immediate Release: September 7, 2016



AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology
Penelope Brown
Director – AMT Marketing and Communications
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 Laurie A. Harbour to Present Manufacturing Trends at AMT Conference


McLean, Va., (September 7, 2016) -  AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology will welcome Laurie A. Harbour, President and CEO of Harbour Results, Inc. (HRI), to AMT’s upcoming 2016 Global Forecasting & Marketing Conference (GFMC) October 19 – 21 in Miami. Harbour will outline how manufacturing companies can thrive in today’s ever-changing economic climate by knowing and understanding the trends that will impact their businesses.

For her presentation, Harbour will share her expert insight on current changes and trends in manufacturing, including the geographical shifts in manufacturing throughout North America and how these trends impact manufacturers, particularly contract manufacturers and those serving the oil and gas industry.

“The outlook for manufacturing is positive, but there are headwinds with which companies must contend,” said Harbour. “At GFMC, we will examine those challenges and explain how companies can weather the current storms and position themselves for future success.”

Harbour founded HRI in 2005. HRI works primarily with small and medium-sized manufacturers to improve their business operations. HRI offers operations and strategic expertise and proprietary assessment programs to equip companies for unexpected economic and customer obstacles. Harbour has more than 20 years of experience in operational and financial advising.

For more than 40 years, GFMC has brought together economic forecasters, sales and marketing specialists and industry leaders from the manufacturing technology industry. These experts share their insight into the market factors that drive manufacturing, and attendees come away with knowledge and information they can apply to help their companies outpace the competition.

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AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents and promotes U.S.-based manufacturing technology and its members—those who design, build, sell, and service the continuously evolving technology that lies at the heart of manufacturing. Founded in 1902 and based in Virginia, the association specializes in providing targeted business assistance, extensive global support, and business intelligence systems and analysis. AMT is the voice that communicates the importance of policies and programs that encourage research and innovation, and the development of educational initiatives to create tomorrow’s Smartforce. AMT owns and manages IMTS — The International Manufacturing Technology Show, which is the premier manufacturing technology event in North America.


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