Design-2-Part Shows and the Illinois Reshoring Initiative, will join forces to promote American manufacturing at an upcoming event May 3 & 4, 2011

Design-2-Part Shows and the Illinois Reshoring Initiative, a nonprofit organization designed to create more business and more jobs for Illinois manufacturing companies, will join forces to promote American manufacturing at an upcoming event May 3 & 4, 2011 at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL.

The Greater Chicago Design-2-Part Show, the region’s largest show dedicated to contract manufacturing, will welcome Harry Moser, Founder of the national Reshoring Initiative to deliver a seminar, “Returning Manufacturing to America.” The seminar will take place from 11:30am – 12:30pm on Wednesday, May 4, at the Schaumburg Convention Center.

Mr. Moser’s presentation, open free to the public, will reveal the “true” costs of offshoring manufacturing, including why it may not always be the most cost-effective solution. All participants will receive a free copy of the proprietary Total Cost of Ownership Estimator software, which Moser developed.

Harry Moser has spent more than 40 years in manufacturing and most of his life as an advocate of United States manufacturing. As President, and then Chairman Emeritus of GF Agie Charmilles, Moser would visit schools encouraging kids to pursue careers in the skilled manufacturing trades and promised them that there would be jobs. To help keep his promise, he founded the Reshoring Initiative, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing work back to the U.S. from overseas. For his work, Harry Moser was named to Industry Week magazine’s Manufacturing Hall of Fame in 2010.

The Illinois Reshoring Initiative helps level the playing field for American Manufacturers competing against offshore suppliers. The Illinois initiative, applying the principles of the national Reshoring Initiative, is an industry-led program intended to bring orders and jobs back to Illinois manufacturing companies. The Initiative is achieving this goal by helping manufacturers recognize that local production or sourcing may actually reduce their TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) of purchased parts and tooling, improve their balance sheet and make product innovation more effective.

The Greater Chicago Design-2-Part Show attracts thousands of design engineers, manufacturing engineers, managers, and buyers from across the Midwest to meet local and national job shops and contract manufacturers to source custom parts, components, services, and design. With over 250 exhibiting companies, the show is projected to be the largest Chicagoland area D2P show ever.

via AMD – Aerospace Manufacturing and Design : News.