South-Tec show slated for Charlotte NC

SME's South-Tec event in 2004 will be the forum for a new conference sponsored by the Industrial Extension Services of North Carolina State University and the South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership. South-Tec will take place March 2-4 at the Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte NC, and will have some 200 exhibiting companies displaying the latest manufacturing technologies.

To complement technologies on the show floor, the Industrial Extension Services (IES) of North Carolina State University will lead conference sessions that focus on lean manufacturing and Six Sigma. The South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) will host a six-hour supply chain simulation session. Together, the event offers regional manufacturers systems for increasing productivity, lowering overhead expenses, improving quality, and maintaining a competitive advantage.

Enhancing the South-Tec Charlotte 2004 event is the co-located Job Shop Show, sponsored by Job Shop Shows Inc. Exhibitors include about 175 custom parts and assemblies manufacturers. Together with South-Tec, both shows expect to have close to 400 exhibitors with an expected attendance of approximately 7,000 manufacturing professionals.

Both the IES and SCMEP will be available for free lean consultations on all three days of the show. For more information or to register for the event, phone the SME Resource Center at 800-733-4763 or visit www.sme.org/southtec.

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