Tech Takeover: Manufacturing Next Steps for Returning to Work

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Name: Tech Takeover: Manufacturing Next Steps for Returning to Work
Date: May 6, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

Join Automation Alley for a virtual Tech Takeover to discuss next steps that need to be taken to safely reopen Michigan's critical manufacturing sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Michigan part of a coalition of states, including Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana and Kentucky have agreed to coordinated economic reopening. What will such an effort entail? And what Industry 4.0 technologies can be employed to help mitigate future risk to the workforce and the supply chain? How must culture change within factory settings for the foreseeable future? What are some best practices for new plant layouts, processes and health measures to reduce infection? These questions and more will be addressed.


  • Robert SchwartzShareholder, Butzel Long


  • Michael Silvio, FacultyWayne State University
  • Samuel HoffCEO, Patti Engineering
  • Tom KellyExecutive Director and CEO, Automation Alley 
  • William CraneFounder & CEO, Industry Star
  • Gary SchkadePresident, AMBE Engineering
This is a livestream only event. To access the livestream, click here on May 6 at 8:30 a.m. 
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, May 6, 2020
8:30-10:00 a.m.
Contact Information:
Contact Lisa Stief, Automation Alley director of operations, at 800-427-5100 or
This is a free livestream-only event. 
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