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*MEDIA ADVISORY*State Chamber Partners With NAM For State of Manufacturing Tour

January 27, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. – On Monday, February 1 at 1:30 PM, The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the National Association of Manufacturers and Trident Technical College, will host the National Association of Manufacturers 2016 State of Manufacturing Tour. With Trident Technical College as a backdrop, we will showcase modern manufacturing and discuss the ways in which we are addressing the skills gap in South Carolina to ensure we create a workforce of the future. The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce is the state NAM affiliate in South Carolina.

State of Manufacturing Tour, Monday, February 1, 2016        

Introduction by Dr. Mary Thornley, president of Trident Technical College
2016 State of Manufacturing address by Jay Timmons, president and CEO of the NAM
Remarks by Bobby Hitt, South Carolina Secretary of Commerce
Remarks by Ted Pitts, president and CEO of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
Remarks by Eric Spiegel, president and CEO of Siemens USA

WHAT:          2016 State of Manufacturing Address and Panel Discussion

WHEN:         Monday, February 1, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Remarks and tour at Trident Technical College, followed by on-site media availability

WHERE:       Trident Technical College: 7000 Rivers Ave. North Charleston, SC

RSVP:          Members of the media please RSVP to gena.mcgroarty@scchamber.net

Chamber Members and the general public may register at http://www.scchamber.net/workforce-education

NOTES:       S.C. Chamber President Ted Pitts will also participate in a Facebook Panel discussion in coordination with the event at Noon on February 1, 2016 at Trident Tech. More details to follow.

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