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Made in Elk Grove Expo is Next Week

The municipality-hosted trade show is October 12. One highlight is a matchmaking session introducing small manufacturers to potential OEM customers.

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Trade shows and conferences can be challenging to attend because the distance imposes travel time and cost. But here is an event that is very accessible to a significant concentration of manufacturers: the Made in Elk Grove Manufacturing & Technology Expo, to be held October 12. The Chicagoland area’s Elk Grove Village, Illinois, is not just a major industrial suburb, but home to the largest consolidated industrial park in North America. The organizers of this unusual event (unusual in that it is hosted by a municipality) say it will showcase 100 manufacturing firms in the village and is expected to draw 1,000 attendees from the regional manufacturing sector.

Also at the event, the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center will facilitate a Manufacturing Matchmaking opportunity aimed at introducing smaller local manufacturers to larger OEMs with whom they could become supply chain partners.

The Expo will be held at Elk Grove High School, which will showcase its STEM coursework during the event with demonstrations by students in the school’s Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Laboratory.

Admission to the Expo is free. Learn more and register here.