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FastLane: List of manufacturing events and programs

FASTLANE is a vital non-profit resource for manufacturers. The FASTLANE team of specialized manufacturing and engineering consultants help accelerate manufacturing success, advance innovation, and drive growth through technology acceleration, continuous improvement, workforce development, supply chain optimization, and sustainability.  Connecting manufacturers to a vast network of affordable resources including expert engineers, scientists, manufacturers, suppliers, and other professionals.  FASTLANE is the west-central Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership and is located within the University of Dayton Research Institute. Following, is a list of manufacturing events and programs in the area:

July 11th

Women in Manufacturing Breakfast

Attract Millennials to Strengthen your Business

Speaker: Mary Miller

When you ask a manufacturer what their number one barrier to growth is, they will tell you about their struggle to attract and retain workers.  But, many of these same manufacturers believe that millennials are difficult to manage and lack the skills needed in their workforce.  In 2016, millennials surpassed baby boomers to become America’s largest living generation.  Millennials, currently between 21 and 37 years old, make up the majority of the future (soon to be current) workforce.  With over 8,000 people per day turning 65, the reality is that they will be looking to retire soon and leveraging millennials in the workforce will be the only option.

This Attract Millennials to Strengthen your Business session will provide a greater understanding of this generation and how they see the world.  You will gain an advantage in attracting and retaining workers from this generation through a deeper knowledge of how their formative years have shaped them and what that means to your organization.  In this session, we will watch a video to gain insight into the millennial generation and follow up with a 30 minute group discussion on the ideas covered.  We will start promptly at 8:00 AM as there is a lot to cover.

July 27th


Leverage Google to Boost Business and Recruit New Talent

Speaker: Rebekah Leitner

In this presentation, you will learn why marketing online is so vital to the future growth of your company and how to leverage the tools available to produce predictable results.  Rebekah will walk us through the foundational steps on how to position yourself online to attract prospects and recruit new talent.

The presentation will foster discussions and critical thinking on the power of branding, video, website, SEO, and online advertising options for manufacturers (including AdWords, Shopping, Display and YouTube). You will walk away with a greater understanding and appreciation for Google and begin to paint a picture of how to use it in your business. **attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop for some exercises, though not required**

August 14th

Green Belt with First Project Training

Want to see impactful change in your company by the end of the year?

Are you tired of dealing with variation in your business processes?

Are you being asked to do more with less?

Do you want to:

·        Increase profit?

·        Decrease cost?

·        Improve efficiency?

·        Develop your team?

What if you could get 10X return on your investment?

The program will be led by Richard Maclin, Master Black Belt and Matt Hoyng.

Session begins August 14, 2017 at 9:00am

Seating is limited


We have funding available to help manufacturers throughout the greater Dayton region to use this new technology to help their businesses.

3D Printing – Additive Manufacturing Program

September 18th – 20th

Discover Global Markets: U.S. Manufacturers to Europe & Beyond

FASTLANE is partnering with the U.S. Commercial Service, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, to encourage aspiring, new, or experienced exporters to attend.  Transform your export strategy in just over two days at Discover Global Markets: U.S. Manufacturers to Europe & Beyond.  Meet with procurement contacts at manufacturing OEMs like Airbus, Rockwell Automation, and others, receive one-on-one export counseling about opportunities for your firm, and network with other exporters.

Thank you,

FASTLANE Marketing & Business Strategist

University of Dayton Research Institute

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