2022 Manufacturing Forum

2022 Manufacturing Forum
(MRC 1st Annual Manufacturing Forum)


October 11, 2022
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Breakfast | Networking
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Delta Hotel by Marriott Allentown Lehigh Valley
7736 Adrienne Drive
Breinigsville, PA  18031

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Photo of Stephen Tang in a business suit

Stephen Tang Former President & CEO of OraSure Technologies, Inc.


The Next Normal: Winning Strategies for Manufacturers

Stephen Tang

Accomplished Chairman, CEO, and founder/owner of businesses, and a civic leader with a career built on professional will, dignity, and personal humility for a wide range of for-profit and nonprofit companies.

Stephen Tang

Our keynote speaker will share winning strategies for manufacturers and the challenge of change as we move into the “next normal.” Industry experts on the agenda will speak on topics ranging from workforce development, apprenticeships, automation, the supply chain, construction, reshoring, and more! If you want to remain competitive and thrive in a changing world, you can’t miss this!


  • Keynote: The Next Normal: Winning Strategies for Manufacturers, Stephen Tang, former President & CEO of OraSure Technologies, Inc.
  • Government Update: U.S. Congresswoman Susan Wild (PA-7)
  • PA Update: Jennifer Leinbach, Executive Director, PA DCED
  • Center for Supply Chain Research – Dr. Zach Zacharia, Director, Lehigh University
  • iTEC- Lehigh Valley (Industrial Training and Education Consortium) –Vincent Beller, B. Braun
  • Workforce Board Update – Workforce Board Lehigh Valley, Nancy Dischinat
  • Manufacturers’ Tax Tips from Concannon Miller & Company

Panel Discussion hosted by Rich Hobbs
with Mack Trucks, Kitchen Magic, and TPEI

Plus: The Lehigh Valley Manufacturer of the Year Award presentation 

Visit the display tables and get your “passport” stamped to be entered to win a brand-new YETI 45 Cooler, donated by Bell Ace Hardware in Trexlertown

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Forum Agenda & Sponsor Opportunities

Registration Fee: $75/person

To reserve group tables, become a sponsor, or arrange for an exhibitor table, please contact Diane Lewis at diane.lewis@mrcpa.org or (610) 628-4578

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Training and Certifications

MRC provides far more than certifications and funding assistance. We offer job creators access to specialized coaching, mentorship and a variety of business and marketing assistance normally outside the reach of most manufacturers.


No matter what’s happening with your business, MRC has probably seen it. We know the problems that keep CEOs up at night, and we know how to help solve them. Our staff has more than 100 years of combined experience working side-by-side with business owners to evaluate, strategize, discover and implement solutions that address both strategic growth needs and organizational transformation.

Training & Events Calendar

MRC breaks down the barriers that prohibit manufacturers from realizing their full potential. Our proven tactics and methods can help nearly any company at nearly any stage of its evolution. Whatever the hurdle – going green, becoming lean, entering new markets, rebranding the company – MRC can help you clear it.

Workforce Initiatives

Developing Future Workforce with programs like: What’s So Cool About Manufacturing®, PA Dream Team, the Inside Manufacturing Series, and Manufacturing Day.


Through our partnerships, we are able to bring the horsepower of the best-in-breed experts to you. Imagine having access to the second-largest technology institute in the world, a corps of ex-Toyota executives trained under the best Lean practitioners in the world or world-renowned business strategy groups. MRC makes it possible.

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For over 30 years, Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) has helped small and mid-sized manufacturers become more competitive, adopt lean and agile processes, strategically grow their companies and invest more effectively in their existing human capital.

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