Cleveland has movers and shakers, but what about makers? Manufacturing is one of our region’s most vital industries but chances are you’re not aware of the cool companies, exciting products, and variety of professional opportunities that exist in the field (and they're only growing). Cleveland’s manufacturing renaissance is in full swing, with the industry contributing 20 percent of jobs in the region and driving over 40 percent of the economy. We’re here to show you how innovative and high-tech Cleveland’s factories are and help you build your manufacturing network for now, and for your future.
Are you ready to meet other NEO Makers? We’ve partnered with MAGNET to offer you a behind the scenes look into the rapidly advancing field of manufacturing, an exciting plant tour, and the unique opportunity to network with other young professionals from different industries (this event is open to everyone, not just manufacturers). Join us on October 15th to hear from the CEO, receive a hands-on product demonstration and take a private tour of one of our city’s most prominent manufacturing businesses, Oatey Co.
5:30pm- Registration, Networking & Light Appetizers
6:00pm - Welcome
6:05pm - What’s New In Manufacturing? Neal Restivo
6:35pm - Young Professional Spotlight, Mason Oatey & Blake Oatey
6:45pm - Plant Tour
7:15pm - Networking
7:30pm - Close
Since 1916, Oatey has provided reliable, high-quality products for the residential and commercial plumbing industries. Today, Oatey operates a comprehensive manufacturing and distribution network to supply more than 6,000 products for professional builders, contractors, engineers and do-it-yourself consumers around the world.
MAGNET works with Ohio’s small- and medium-sized manufacturing businesses to address their most important needs—increased productivity, faster and greater growth, and practical solutions that generate real results.
With the shared goal of continuous innovation, MAGNET makes connections to Northeast Ohio’s growth-enabling network faster and easier for manufacturers.
General Admission: $10
*Food is included in your ticket purchase. Catering for the event will be from Flame Urban Chicken Grill. All menu items are gluten-free and include vegan options.
**Parking is free on-site.