Presented by Minnesota Manufacturing Executives (MME)

Register for the Next Gears & Gadgets Event

Registration will open soon for our next event on Monday, May 13th, 2019 for our next Gears & Gadgets.

The Role of Robotics in Our Manufacturing Industry–Panel Discussion

The May Gears & Gadgets features a panel of manufacturing business owners to discuss the role of robotics and provide insights from their own personal experiences.

According to the World Robot Statistics, 74 robots per 10,000 employees is the world’s average robot concentration. The United States has 189 robots per 10,000 employees. The U.S ranks seventh in the world and robot sales are
expected to increase at least 15 percent per year between now and 2020.

Pew Research tells us that even though there is a fast uptick in automation, over 70 percent of American’s are still wary and concerned about robots in our workplace replacing American jobs. But, if a manufacturer saves money on labor by using automation, they could lower product prices or generate more profit. Both results could mean increased investment, higher demand and more opportunity for job creation.


Brews & BBQ Summer Patio Party

“Mark your calendars for our fifth annual Brews & BBQ Summer Patio Party at Bauhaus Brew Labs. Join your manufacturing peers as we kick back and relax on the covered patio while enjoying a delicious BBQ dinner and tasty craft brews. Enjoy photos from last year’s party,

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**Eligibility Requirements**

To qualify for attendance at Gears & Gadgets, one must be a manufacturing business owner or currently employed manufacturing leader. This focused approach will enable Gears & Gadgets attendees to engage in conversations that directly pertain to industry issues within their respective manufacturing companies.