The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing will commemorate National Manufacturing Day this Friday with public tours and demonstrations at its centers in South Charleston, Huntington and Bridgeport.
Charlotte Weber, director and chief executive officer at the institute, said the day's activities will highlight manufacturing's importance to the national economy and focus special attention on advanced manufacturing techniques, including additive manufacturing with 3-D printers.
"We hope to attract a large crowd at each of our statewide Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centers as we celebrate manufacturers, entrepreneurs and innovators in West Virginia," Weber said.
Tours and demonstrations will run at each of the three sites 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. All events are free and open to the public.
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