Introducing Missouri S&T's Manufacturing Day

Welcome to Missouri S&T's Manufacturing Day, where visionaries, thought leaders, and pioneers in the world of manufacturing come together to inspire, collaborate, and improve the industry. This event is a convergence of minds, ideas, and technologies that will propel us into a new era of manufacturing excellence.

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Event Highlights

Discover new technologies, foster collaborations, and embrace sustainable practices at Manufacturing Day – your gateway to shaping the future of industry.

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Missouri Protoplex Groundbreaking

We're thrilled to announce a momentous occasion that marks the beginning of a new era in innovation and collaboration. Join us as we break ground on the Missouri Protoplex, a cutting-edge hub designed to foster creativity, advance technology, and drive economic growth.

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Discussion Panel on Bridging the Manufacturing Workforce Development Gap

We are excited to present a pivotal event aimed at addressing one of the most pressing challenges in today's industrial landscape. Join us for an enlightening and dynamic discussion panel centered around "Bridging the Manufacturing Workforce Development Gap."

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Manufacturing Tour and Lunch

This exclusive gathering offers a unique opportunity to tour the facility and network with fellow industry peers at the Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies (CAMT) at Missouri S&T.


Parking is available in campus lot M19. A shuttle will be provided to the ceremony from 8:30-9:15 a.m. Please note there is no parking available at the groundbreaking site located north of Interstate 44 at Exit 185.

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Missouri Protoplex Groundbreaking

The facility site located north of Interstate 44 at Exit 185

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Discussion Panel - Bridging the Manufacturing Workforce Development Gap

Carver-Turner Room in the Havener Center


Session Panel Moderator:

Dr. Richard E. Billo, Ph.D.
Director, Kummer Institute Center for Advanced Manufacturing



Ozarks Technical Community College

Robert Randolph - Executive Director, Robert W. Plaster Center for Advanced Manufacturing


Missouri Enterprise

Dusty Cruise - CEO


Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

Debra Volzer – Director of Government and Workforce Partnerships


St. Charles Community College

John Wiemann - Vice President, Workforce and Strategic Initiatives


Missouri Association of Manufacturers (MAM)

Michael Eaton – Executive Director


East Central College

Joel Doepker – Vice President of External Relations

12:30 - 2 p.m. 

Manufacturing Tour and Lunch 

The Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies

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Manufacturing Day is sponsored by Missouri S&T in partnership with these organizations:

logo - east central college

logo - missouri enterprise

logo - missouri association of manufacturers

logo - ozark technical college

logo - st charles community college

logo - society of manufacturing engineers