By Rebecca Keister
PBN Staff Writer
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association will hold their annual meeting on May 17 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Providence Warwick. The event is presented by Constellation Energy and will feature Chuck Hadden, president and CEO of the Michigan Manufacturers Association as keynote speaker.
Hadden will speak on how after a tumultuous decade, manufacturers are again helping to spur Michigan’s economy which gained more than 20,000 industrial jobs sicne early 2011. The state is now home to more than 14,000 manufacturers who employ approximately 650,000 workers. Hadden will talk about his association worked with state legislators and leadership to create a pro-manufacturing climate.
The breakfast meeting will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association is a nonprofit, member-driven group that describes itself as committed to a future in which Rhode Island stands as a model of successful partnership between a state’s government and its manufacturing community.