The Northeast was at the heart of the early Industrial Revolutions and Stanley Black & Decker is focused on reigniting that innovative ecosystem to be a leader in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The STANLEY+Techstars Additive Manufacturing Accelerator brings early-stage, growth-driven companies to the Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence to collaborate through education, mentorship and financing. The innovations center on 3D printing, rapid prototyping, direct digital manufacturing, additive fabrication and eco-friendly solutions. This keynote presentation will focus on Stanley Black & Decker’s collaboration with startups to grow the manufacturing community and foster innovative technology and sustainability.
Inspiring Innovation and Sustainability
With millions of manufacturing workers expected to retire in the next few years, building your workforce is critical to the success and sustainability of manufacturing. As new employees enter the hiring pool, employers are discovering that engaging the needs of multiple generations takes thoughtful planning and new conversations. Manufacturers need to implement strong on-boarding, mentoring, along with new learning and development programs. These strategies need to align with the way these generations learn and re-think policies to attract and retain the future workforce while also capturing the knowledge from their most senior employees. This panel will explore various examples from industry and discuss how these companies are stepping up to meet the challenge.
Moderator: Denise Ball, Workforce Development Specialist, Tooling U-SME
Panelists: Mary Ann Pacelli, National Program Manager, Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP); Michael Munday, CEO and Owner, Arwood Machine Corporation; and David Dussault, CEO, P1 Holdings, Inc.
The economic trends are shifting. Seeing those shifts, understanding them, and setting realistic expectations for the remainder of 2019 and for 2020 will require managers to be keenly aware of the changes taking place. Thinking and planning for the changes before they are on your door step is key to being successful as we go through the business cycle. Attend and learn what the leading indicators are telling us and what it all means for manufacturing going forward.