Expo Exhibitor List is Growing

WHAT: North State Manufacturing Expo
WHERE: CSU, Chico’s Bell Memorial Union
WHEN: Thursday, October 1, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Once again, manufacturers from Northern California will showcase their technology and products in Chico on the eve of National Manufacturing Day. The exhibitor list for the second annual Manufacturing Expo is growing by the day. Here’s who we have so far:

Air Spray
All Metals Supply
C-Sys Labs
IDEA Fabrication Labs
Joy Signal Technology
Metal Works
Nor-Cal Vans
Precision PCB
Roplast Industries
Solar Energy for Life
Transfer Flow, Inc.
Weiss McNair
Additional companies are being finalized

Career Exploration

Last year over 1,200 people — including many students from sixth grade through college — attended the Expo to learn more about manufacturing and the products being produced here in the north state.

While the Expo is not a job fair, each manufacturer displays a “Job Board” listing typical occupations employed by that company and the education required for each occupation. For older students, it’s an opportunity to meet potential employers face to face and learn more about the companies.

New this year is a series of one-hour “Intro Classes” providing job seekers and college-level students a taste of different skills needed for manufacturing careers. Held throughout the day on a first come, first served basis, some of the topics include press brake operation, CAD, robotics, polymers, TWI job breakdown, and non-traditional careers for women.

A number of schools have pre-registered for concurrent tours of CSU, Chico manufacturing and engineering labs, which will be led by Chico State manufacturing students.

How to Participate

The public is invited to attend free of charge. No registration is required for Exhibit Hall access. Companies and educators wishing to participate can contact Lindy Hoppough at Chabin Concepts, 530-345-0364 or lindy@chabinconcepts.com, for more information.