The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) will work with the academic community to begin a series of national-level discussions to focus on the return of manufacturing to the United States as a result of increased shale development. The inaugural event of the Manufacturing Renaissance Series will be hosted by Carnegie Mellon University’s Scott Institute for Energy Innovation on Jan. 10, 2013, in Pittsburgh.
The mission of the Manufacturing Renaissance Series is to provide an educational and discussion forum for decision makers, industry leaders, labor, top academics and other stakeholders to discuss the manufacturing supply chain in detail, the potential impacts of responsible shale development, and the role of, and need for, innovation.
The goal of this series is to produce a playbook on how to realize the full manufacturing potential of the shale revolution. The Manufacturing Renaissance Series will continue throughout 2013 at various academic institutions and will include in-depth discussions on the policies and practices that have an impact on the manufacturing supply chain.