WESTEC 2017 — the premier West Coast manufacturing event — opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. WESTEC showcases the latest in machinery, metrology, design, digital, 3D printing, and engineering expertise.
“We are happy to be back in Los Angeles,” said Jeff Krause, executive director and CEO of SME, at the ribbon cutting. “Manufacturing is growing and expanding in California, the state alone has 1.3 million people employed in the industry, and California has always been an incubator of new manufacturing ideas. The scale of the state’s manufacturing industry and innovation reflects the impact of the city’s brand of creativity and innovation.”
“Los Angeles is great manufacturing hub and has been for decades, and the Los Angeles area can drive the manufacturing industry forward,” said Douglas Woods, president of AMT — The Association For Manufacturing Technology. “We are delighted to be a partner with SME, and at WESTEC 2017 there are great products and innovations to see, and educational and networking opportunities too.”