Making manufacturing run

The Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM) welcomed more than 50 companies to showcase their products at the Industrial Trade Show on Thursday.

The latest manufacturing technology was on display at RCAM Industrial Trade Show.

“These are the companies that supply the largest manufacturing companies in our region,” said Jeff Frazier, RCAM director of Training and Development.  “RCAM provides a great venue where suppliers can exhibit their newest products and these companies can see their newest and most innovative products.”

Sponsored by Domtar Paper Company and RCAM, the Industrial Trade Show unites companies that supply industrial equipment and services to the region’s largest industrial manufacturers including Domtar, Eastman Chemical Company, and others. Equipment displays range from magnetic sensors and ANSI pumps to mechanics tool and equipment lubricants.

“This gives manufacturers a chance to see the newest equipment brought to the market,” said Steve Fletcher, senior buyer with Domtar. “Our suppliers also get to meet a lot of potential clients without having to knock on doors.”

Fletcher added that Industrial Fair also helped generate financial support for local charity support services.  Each vendor pays an exhibition fee that is donated to the United Way of Greater Kingsport area.  The entire amount raised is donated to the United Way chapter.

The donation fee raised more than $15,000 for the United Way last year, said Fletcher.

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