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.