MRC - Manufacturers Resource Center


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

Engineer check and control welding robotics automatic arms machine in intelligent factory automotive industrial with monitoring system software. Digital manufacturing operation. Industry 4.0







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 or (610) 628-4578

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