SOUTH-TEC Expo comes to Charlotte Convention Center.

Press Release Summary:

Scheduled for October 6-8, 2009, SOUTH-TEC Advanced Productivity Exposition will feature more than 200 industry-leading exhibitors representing more than 340 companies and occupying nearly 35,000 square feet. Of these exhibitors, more than 75 will showcase and demonstrate new products. During course of 3 days, SOUTH-TEC will be focused around 3 themes, including Lean Tools for Success, Motorsports in Manufacturing, and New Products and Innovations.

Original Press Release:

SOUTH-TEC Advanced Productivity Exposition Comes to Charlotte Convention Center

BREAKING NEWS...SOUTH-TEC exhibit space is near capacity and more than 200 industry-leading exhibitors will occupy nearly 35,000 square feet. Of these exhibitors, more than 75 will showcase and demonstrate new products. This is encouraging news especially after a recent report from touted manufacturing as a linchpin to "lead the way in North Carolina's recovery."

WHO: Nearly 200 exhibitors representing more than 340 companies and 4,000 manufacturers from North Carolina and around the Southeast

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and advisory partners AmCon (American Contract Manufacturers Show), the North Carolina Motorsports Association and UNC Charlotte's Motorsports Engineering Program helped shape the content of this long-standing event.


To help Southern manufacturers move out of survival mode and into the post-recession mode, SME's SOUTH-TEC Advanced Productivity Exposition showcases cutting-edge equipment in action and offers opportunities for manufacturers to discover progressive business strategies.

For more than 30 years, SOUTH-TEC has been connecting buyers and sellers with the latest technologies that drive manufacturing. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore nearly 200 exhibits and evaluate what's new in manufacturing and productivity on the show floor.

Over the course of three days, SOUTH-TEC will be focused around three themes, including "Lean Tools for Success," "Motorsports in Manufacturing" and "New Products and Innovations."

WHERE: Charlotte Convention Center

Charlotte, N.C.

WHEN: October 6-8, 2009

Show Hours

Tuesday, October 6

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday, October 7

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Thursday, October 8

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.


o Nearly 200 companies demonstrate products that boost quality, trim costs, and help manufacturers complete in world markets and emerging industries. Click here for a complete exhibitor list.

o Co-located with AmCon (American Contract Manufacturers Show) which focuses on suppliers for contract marketing and job shop services.

o More than 75 new products displayed

o Keynote speakers by lean and motorsports leaders include:

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

10:15 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

John Allen

Learning About Lean and Ourselves in This Economy

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Doug Herbert

Performance Manufacturing for Performance

Thursday, October 9, 2009

9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Andy Papathanassiou

Innovating Under Extreme Constraints

Conference sessions Include:

o Lean and Green: Going Paperless on the Factory Floor (October 6)

o How to Make your Website into a Lead Generation Machine (October 6)

o Who is SME and What Can We Do For You? (October 7)

o Bio-Manufacturing/Bio-Engineering (October 7)

o Latest Innovations in Waterjet Cutting (October 8)

o Achieving Energy Efficiency by Focusing on Motion (October 8)


Sr. PR Representative

Society of Manufacturing Engineers



Interviews can be arranged with an exhibitor from your media market or with event personnel through the above listed contact.

Working journalists are invited to cover SOUTH-TEC at no charge. By registering to attend, verified press will receive free access to SOUTH-TEC and all exhibitor press conferences. Expedite your entry into the show by pre-registering.

Press badges will be administered at the registration counter and will be limited to press with valid credentials. Please bring a form of ID and business card, copy of a recent publication, or a copy of a recent article with your byline for verification. Advertising or sales representatives will not be granted press badges. Exhibitor press kits will be available to members of the media at the SOUTH-TEC Show Office.


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