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FABTECH 2016 highlights need for skilled labor.

Press Release Summary:

Sep 01, 2016 - FABTECH 2016 invites runners and walkers to support the future of manufacturing at this year's RUN4MFG 5K, which will take place the morning of Nov 18, as part of FABTECH 2016, scheduled for Nov 16-18 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Purpose of event is to highlight the need for skilled workers in the manufacturing industry. Now in its fourth year, RUN4MFG 5K benefits nonprofit educational foundations and scholarship programs managed by FABTECH partners.

Original Press Release

FABTECH 2016 Runs for a Cause, Highlights Need for Skilled Labor in Manufacturing

Press release date: Aug 29, 2016

RUN4MFG 5K raises money for metal fabricating industry education initiatives, scholarship programs

(LAS VEGAS) – FABTECH 2016, North America’s largest collaboration of technology, equipment and knowledge in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries, invites runners and walkers to support the future of manufacturing at this year’s RUN4MFG 5K. The run will take place the morning of Nov. 18, as part of FABTECH 2016, which will occur Nov. 16-18 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The purpose is to highlight the ever-present need for skilled workers in the manufacturing industry.

Now in its fourth year, the RUN4MFG 5K benefits nonprofit educational foundations and scholarship programs managed by FABTECH partners – the American Welding Society, the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association International, SME, the Precision Metalforming Association, and the Chemical Coaters Association International. In addition to supporting a good cause, the event provides a unique setting for the more than 28,000 exhibitors and attendees at FABTECH to congregate, promote good health and show unity as an industry.

“The RUN4MFG 5K is another example of our support for the metal fabricating industry,” said John Catalano, SME senior director, FABTECH. “It’s incredibly important to us to foster a learning environment at FABTECH and reinvest in the people who make manufacturing innovations possible. Our trades need highly skilled labor more than ever. The RUN4MFG 5K helps us bring attention to that in a fun and healthy way.” 

The 3.1-mile route takes participants through Town Square Las Vegas, located on the south end of the famous Las Vegas Strip. Town Square is approximately 2-5 miles from most major hotels on the Las Vegas Strip and approximately 9 miles from the Las Vegas Convention Center. Participants should meet at:

Town Square Las Vegas
6605 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Northwest Corner of Parking Lot

Key Event Details

Date: Friday, November 18, 2016
Registration Opens: 6:30 a.m.
5K Start Time: 7 a.m.
Entry Fee: $35*
Cost includes a FABTECH 2016 RUN4MFG shirt

*After November 4, fee is $50

Sponsorships
A number of sponsorship opportunities are available for companies that would like to support the event. Benefits of sponsoring range from complimentary race registrations and promotional items in drawstring bags, to company logos on participant shirts and event signage. The sponsorship application deadline is Oct. 14, 2016.

For more information about the RUN4MFG 5K, including how to register as a participant or a sponsor, please visit fabtechexpo.com/run4mfg.

About FABTECH
FABTECH is North America’s largest collaboration of technology, equipment and knowledge in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries. The event provides a powerfully aligned hands-on, face-to-face business growth experience, attracting more than 1,500 exhibitors and 28,000 attendees. The event is made possible by its five co-sponsors, all of whom representing the varied and diverse makeup of the manufacturing industry. They include the American Welding Society, the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International, SME, the Precision Metalforming Association  and the Chemical Coaters Association International. Read more about FABTECH’s co-sponsors here.