FABTECH to be held in Chicago November 18-21, 2013.

Press Release Summary:

Covering more than 550,000 net sq ft at McCormick Place in Chicago, FABTECH will feature exhibits such as live equipment demonstrations for visitors to see, touch, and compare products side-by-side. FABTECH educational conference will take place simultaneously, with expert speakers discussing topics in manufacturing. Annual expo comes during renaissance in U.S. manufacturing; over past year, 41,000 jobs were added in sector, while 500,000 jobs were added since 2010.

Original Press Release:

FABTECH Returns to Sweet Home Chicago

North America's Largest Metal Forming, Fabricating, Welding and Finishing Event to be Held in Chicago November 18 – 21, 2013

Chicago, IL – FABTECH 2013 is returning to Chicago in November and North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event is expected to attract record numbers. More than 35,000 attendees and 1,500 exhibitors are expected at the show, which covers more than 550,000 net square feet of floor space at McCormick Place in Chicago.

FABTECH is a convenient one-stop shop to source the best products and services from the U.S. and all over the world.  Exhibits will include live equipment demonstrations, offering visitors the unique opportunity to see, touch and compare products side-by-side and find cost-saving solutions. Simultaneously, the FABTECH educational conference will offer unique insights and expert speakers who will discuss today’s hottest topics in manufacturing.

"FABTECH is an action-packed, four-day show that's a must-see event for anyone who wants to take the pulse of manufacturing in the United States," said John Catalano, show co-manager. "Attendees have the opportunity to see new products and new technologies, allowing them to create new ideas, new suppliers and new solutions for working smarter and becoming more competitive. As important, attendees and exhibitors also join a network they can access year round that fosters knowledge and contacts to stay current with industry developments in the year to come."

FABTECH's annual expo comes as manufacturing continues to experience a renaissance in the United States. While challenges remain, manufacturers in the U.S. added 41,000 jobs over the past year and more than a half million jobs since 2010. In fact, manufacturing employment is up on a year-over-year basis for the 32nd consecutive month, the longest such streak since 1979.

"The economy and our sector is seeing growth and that means that attending FABTECH is more important than ever for manufacturers who want to stay ahead of the competition and discover the latest technologies, develop partnerships, exchange ideas and, of course, connect with potential buyers and suppliers," said Mark Hoper, show co-manager.

To find out more about FABTECH and to register, visit the FABTECH attendee registration page (https://www.xpressreg.net/register/fabt113/landing.asp?).

For more information about exhibiting at FABTECH, contact a sales representative (http://www.fabtechexpo.com/contact-us.cfm).

FABTECH has made it easy to stay updated on manufacturing issues and show news and to engage with industry professionals before, during and after the event - Connect with FABTECH on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube and Flicker, by visiting our social media page (http://www.fabtechexpo.com/multimedia/social#.UcHfuKPD_cs).

You can also read more about industry news and FABTECH events on the FABTECH blog (http://www.fabtechexpo.com/blog).

The five FABTECH co-sponsors represent a wide variety of expertise and include: the American Welding Society (AWS), the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI), and SME. Together, these associations bring unmatched technical proficiency and industry insight to the 2013 FABTECH expo. Read more about FABTECH’s co-sponsors here: http://www.fabtechexpo.com/about/cosponsors-of-fabtech#.UcHfnqPD_cs.

Media registration will be available in August.

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