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GSI hosts manufacturing town hall meeting Tuesday in downtown Spokane

VPI Quality Windows CEO Michael Paquin, left, watches lead glass cutter Igor Maltsev use a computer-driven cutter to optimize use and minimize waste of a piece of glass at the Spokane window manufacturing plant. VPI engages all employees in the effort to conserve resources and cut waste.  (CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON / The Spokesman-Review)
VPI Quality Windows CEO Michael Paquin, left, watches lead glass cutter Igor Maltsev use a computer-driven cutter to optimize use and minimize waste of a piece of glass at the Spokane window manufacturing plant. VPI engages all employees in the effort to conserve resources and cut waste. (CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON / The Spokesman-Review)

Greater Spokane Incorporated will focus on the area's manufacturing sector in a Tuesday morning town hall session at the Red Lion Hotel in downtown Spokane.

Bob Weidner, president and CEO of Metals Service Center Institution, will be the keynote speaker on how public policy in manufacturing impacts companies, individuals and communities.

The public meeting and discussion will run from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.

To register, go here. Tickets are $25 for GSI members, $30 otherwise.

The gathering will review what's happened to the area's manufacturing sector and survey initiatives to create more jobs in that sector.




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