An inaugural manufacturing expo hosted by New West Manufacturing Partnership starts at noon Saturday at Sheridan College.
New West is an industry-led cohort of manufacturing companies that includes EMIT Technologies of Sheridan.
The expo is open from noon until 4 p.m. and is free to the public. The exhibition hall, in which manufacturers can showcase their products and services, will be in the Whitney Center atrium. Speaker presentations will be from 12:30 p.m. until 3 in Whitney Academic Center classrooms.
In addition to providing an opportunity for manufacturers to show their products, the expo allows them to network and grow their business relations while showing the community how manufacturing contributes to the local economy.
Speakers include Casey D. Osborn, CEO of EMIT Technologies, who will share EMIT’s approach to implementing a Smart Factory.
Other speakers will be Sara Mines with Mines Consulting, who will talk about certification, and PJ Treide, owner of Big Horn Design Studio, whose topic will be brand identity.