Calling all Makers! East Bay Manufacturing Summit at ZNEC, September 18th

By Office of Innovation
In Uncategorized
Sep 8th, 2015


You are invited to join manufacturers, elected officials, and other key partners who play a role in supporting manufacturing at the first ever East Bay Manufacturing Summit, to take place at San Leandro’s Zero Net Energy Center on September 18th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hale Foote, President Scandic

Hale Foote, President

This Summit is sponsored by the East Bay Advanced Manufacturing Partnership*, an ongoing regional forum for East Bay companies involved in manufacturing to collectively address issues related to competitiveness and growth.  San Leandro manufacturing is represented on the group’s Executive Committee by Hale Foote, President and Owner of Scandic, the largest spring and stamping company in Northern California and a long-time San Leandro business.

The East Bay Manufacturing Summit will recognize — and celebrate! — the significant economic impact of manufacturing to the East Bay and will feature the following:

  • Welcome to the City That Makes Things by San Leandro Mayor Pauline Cutter
  • Keynote by Rich A. Wells, Vice President of Operations, Canada and USA North, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Panel discussions among manufacturers and public policymakers from federal, state, and local levels about:
             – Talent: Ensuring that manufacturers have access to a qualified workforce
             – Legislation: Recognizing public policies that are supportive of manufacturing;
             – Innovation: Celebrating the innovation in manufacturing in the East Bay
Type A Machines CTO, Andrew Rutter (Innovation Panel) and San Leandro CIO Deborah Acosta (Legislation Panel) have been asked to participate and represent the coalition of civic, corporate and innovation leadership guiding San Leandro’s manufacturing renaissance.    The Summit will also build anticipation in San Leandro and the East Bay for National Manufacturing Day on October 2nd, when thousands of U.S. Manufacturers will open their doors to the public.
If you are a San Leandro manufacturing business interested in opening up your doors for National Manufacturing Day, please contact Cece Adams at the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce to learn how your business can get involved:

Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Venue, transit & parking:

The event is at IBEW’s LEED Silver-certified Zero Net Energy Center, the first building in the country to be retrofitted zero net energy.

Transit – Take BART to San Leandro and connect to AC Transit 89 bus to Farallon Drive / Catalina St. The ZNEC is a 1 minute walk away.

Parking – Free at the ZNEC.

*The East Bay Advanced Manufacturing Partnership is supported by a collaboration of 10 community colleges, 5 workforce investment boards, California State University – East Bay and University of California – Berkeley, Manex, East Bay Economic Development Alliance, East Bay Leadership Council, Innovation Tri-Valley, and others. The Partnership is part of a U.S. Department of Labor-funded multi-year initiative in the East Bay under the White House’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training (TAACCCT) program.



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