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MMTS show hosts job shop night


Producers of the Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show (MMTS) being held at Montreal’s Place Bonaventure May 12-14 – have announced that they will be extending the show’s hours for a special evening dedicated to independent job shops across the province.

On Tuesday, May 13 from 3:00-7:30 p.m., job shop owners, staff and their adult family members will have access to an expansive exhibition of the latest manufacturing technologies on today’s market. Attendees will also get the chance to meet Hockey Hall of Famer and former Montreal Canadiens great Guy Lafleur. Participants will also enjoy a complimentary smoked meat sandwich and a drink while they chat with the revered hockey hero.

MMTS is the manufacturing gathering in Quebec, representing a cross-section of more than 20 manufacturing industries. Following an opening keynote address by noted Les Affaires columnist René Vézina, who will speak about the future of Quebec manufacturing, the event will highlight key advances and new products in machine tools, tooling, metalworking, automation, additive manufacturing, design and physical asset management, along with educational sessions designed to share best practices and lessons learned.

“The goal of Job Shop Night is to make it easier for smaller Quebec businesses to source solutions, and network with colleagues and potential customers under one roof in a casual, enjoyable atmosphere,” explained Event Manager Julie Pike.

“The timing is right for MMTS 2014,” Pike said, pointing to a shift that is currently under way across the Quebec manufacturing sector. “With increased investment and new innovations, Quebec manufacturers are poised to make a greater impact on an international scale. At MMTS, local companies have direct access to the technologies and industry connections they need to get there.”