The Forge celebrates National Manufacturing Day

"GREENSBORO, NC – Do you like to make things? If so, you may find The Forge a fascinating place. There, you can use a 3D printer, laser engravers, woodworking and metal working equipment and an assortment of electrical equipment to help you bring your concept to life. The Forge is actually a new community workshop, or makerspace and is part of a new international trend spawning new products, new manufacturing and new jobs.

The Forge will be participating in the annual National Manufacturing Day celebration with an event on Thursday, Oct. 2.

The “Gorge on Manufacturing @ The Forge” event will be held at 115 W. Lewis Street in downtown Greensboro from 7-9 p.m. Festivities will include an Open House, a demonstration of an award-winning car built by students from Dudley High School, exhibits and facility tours.

The Greensboro event is one of 906 celebrations planned across the country and is open to the public. There is no admission charge, but registration is required by visiting

Beginning at 7:45 p.m., a program and panel discussion will be held at Gibb Hundred, a brewery next door to The Forge. The topic will be - “Why Celebrate Manufacturing?”

Panelists are:
o   Bruce Voncannon -  former Chief Executive Officer of Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild
o   Kip Blakely -  TIMCO Aviation
o   Marshall Brain - founder  of  “How Stuff Works”
o   Jeff Chapin - Williams Industrial Services Group, LLC and Global Power Equipment Group
o   Laura Hamlet -  VP Lorillard Tobacco
Exhibitors include the Alamance Makers guild, Society for Manufacturing Engineers (senior and junior chapters), Gene Holder, the metals instructor at the Weaver Academy and Evan Morrison, of Hudson Hill Overalls.

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- A Press Release

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