KOKOMO, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Candidates for Indiana’s top political offices will address Indiana manufacturers on Monday, October 17 at the Indiana Manufacturing Conference in Kokomo. The conference at the Kokomo Event and Conference Center (1500 North Reed Road) will feature gubernatorial candidates John Gregg (D) and Eric Holcomb (R), and U.S. Senate candidates Evan Bayh (D) and Todd Young (R).
The event is hosted by the Indiana District of the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) in partnership with Indiana NTMA, the Indiana Manufacturers Association, Women in Manufacturing, and the Wabash Valley Lean Network and comes just weeks before Election Day 2016.
“Manufacturing is a major part of the economy in Indiana, employing nearly 20% of the state’s workforce,” said Gene Lambert, PMA district chair and conference organizer. “We organized this event so that manufacturers can hear directly from those who would represent them how, if elected, they would work with us to keep our industry competitive and successful.”
Tickets to the conference are available on the conference website, and members of the host and partner organizations can purchase tickets at a discounted rate. All proceeds from the conference will benefit Howard County Tornado Recovery. The event will include lunch and a networking reception following the program.
“Manufacturing in Indiana has experienced strong and steady growth in recent years, outpacing nearly every other state in the nation,” Lambert said. “I encourage all Indiana manufacturers to attend this conference and hear directly from the candidates how they plan to maintain this progress in 2016 and beyond.”
The event is open to accredited media. Journalists should pre-register by contacting Christie Carmigiano at 216-901-8800 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is available on the conference website.
PMA is the full-service trade association representing the $137-billion metalforming industry of North America—the industry that creates precision metal products using stamping, fabricating, spinning, slide forming and roll forming technologies. Its nearly 900 member companies also include suppliers of equipment, materials and services to the industry. For more information, visit www.pma.org.