Manufacturer Summit aims to change perception of industry

March 3, 2015

Industry experts in education, economics, human resources and manufacturing will gather at the 2015 Manufacturer Summit with the goal of transforming perceptions about manufacturing careers and continuing to build a pipeline of skilled workers with technical training.

The summit will take place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at the Wojcik Conference Center at Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine.

Panelists discussing opportunities and the state of the industry include Terry Iverson of Champion Now, an organization dedicated to changing the perception of advanced manufacturing, as well as executives from The PNC Financial Services Group, PM Mold Company, Gonnella Frozen Products LLC and HRBoost LLC. Representatives from Harper College will also give a presentation on resources available to students and manufacturers.

The summit, expected to draw more than 50 manufacturers, includes support from the College, Schaumburg Business Association, the village of Schaumburg and Districts 211 and 214.

Tickets are $25. To register, visit or call 847.413.1010. Seating is limited.

Media interested in attending are asked to contact Kim Pohl, Media Relations Manager, 847.925.6159.