Events Put Twin State Manufacturing in Focus

Events Put Twin State Manufacturing in Focus

Two upcoming events will put a spotlight on the region’s manufacturing companies.

Representatives from Boeing, Siemens and Raytheon and other big companies will visit Vermont on Thursday to talk with in-state companies about becoming suppliers to the larger manufacturers.

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce is hosting its Vermont Supply Chain Conference and Trade Show at the Champlain Valley Exposition, 105 Pearl St., in Essex Junction.

Chamber officials say supply contracts are a key part of the line of business for Vermont’s small specialty manufacturers. Chris Carrigan, vice president of business development for the chamber, said Boeing has 23 suppliers in the state, spends $88 million a year and supports 2,800 jobs.

The trade show will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Expo South facility. For more information, call 802-262-0138 or visit

On Oct. 9, a co-author of a manufacturing study in New England and the director of supply chain operations for Raytheon will headline the 13th annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit at The Center of New Hampshire in Manchester.

Organizers said the event will run from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. and will bring together more than 200 manufacturing plant and high-tech company representatives.

Alison Lands, a senior manager in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s strategy and operations practice and a co-author of Advanced to Advantageous: The Case for New England’s Manufacturing Revolution, is one of the keynote speakers. The report says the region enjoys a competitive position stemming from an intricate network of relationships in industry, government and education.

The other speaker, Neil Perry, director of supply chain learning at Raytheon Co., will discuss supply chain transformation. Raytheon, he says, uses “data analytics, collaborative technology and partnership on initiatives with our suppliers” to reduce costs.

For more information, call 603-226-3200 or email

Author: Associated Press

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