Thursday, August 1, 2013

Directors of documentary on decline of U.S. manufacturing jobs will stop in Charlotte

A film crew for  "American Made Movie," a documentary about U.S. manufacturing, will roll through Charlotte this Friday as part of its 30-cities-in-30-days tour. 

The feature-length documentary explores the decline in America’s manufacturing workforce, and the tour promotes small and large companies that have had success with American-made products. 

The documentary's directors, Vincent Vittorio and Nathan McGill, will be at several events in conjunction with the Charlotte Chamber. Only Chamber members can attend. 

Here's the day's agenda: 

Ayrsley Grand Cinemas 14 (9110 King's Parade Blvd.)

  • 9:30 a.m.: a meet-and-greet networking event with Vittorio, McGill and local community leaders.
  • 10 a.m.Guest panel with moderator Richard Zollinger, CPCC's vice president for learning. Panelists include: Vittorio and McGill; Thomas Barnhardt, president and CEO of Barnhardt Manufacturing Co.; Mark Rohlinger, technical plant manager at Bosch Rexroth Corporation; and Greg Flickinger, vice president of manufacturing at Synder's-Lance, Inc. 
  • 10:30 a.m.: Filmmakers discussion with Vittorio and McGill.
  • 10:40 a.m.: Advanced screening of "American Made Movie." 

Central Piedmont Community College (1201 Elizabeth Ave.)

  • 2 p.m.: Tour of CPCC's apprenticeship training program. 


Anonymous said...

They need to look at the DesignLine USA facility in South Charlotte. It's a company that had potential for exporting American Bus Technology. It was defeated by local banks and investors. It's been closed and will likely go bankrupt.

A great deal of the problem is 'Buy American' but Americans not supporting their own community. Plus, the Chinese bus industry is building a plant in Calf to build buses just to get American Contracts, especially in Calf.