FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE) – The Valley Made Manufacturing Summit kicked off Thursday morning at the Fresno Convention Center, showcasing the history of manufacturing and its future of the Valley.
San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Alliance CEO Genelle Taylor Kumpe says the alliance exists to “represent and advocate the 53 hundred manufacturers that are in the Valley, as well as the 110,000 great jobs they offer here in the Valley “.
According to Kumpe, the expo started on Thursday morning at 7.30 a.m. and ends at 5.30 p.m. The event includes breakout sessions, various speaker presentations and a happy hour for manufacturers to network and celebrate the event as a whole.
“We represent over 15 billion of the valley’s gross domestic product and are happy to bring everyone together today,” says Kumpe.